For the discerning public: Read ALL the #forensic orgs that opposed PCAST standards

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With two exceptions being the Innocence Project  and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The AAFS was rather tentative.

PUBLISHED STATEMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE PCAST REPORT ON FORENSIC SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL COURTS

After the release of PCAST’s report in September 2016, more than a dozen organizations issued statements in response. Links to some of these statements are listed below:

 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: http://www.nacdl.org/PCAST_Report

 Innocence Project: http://www.innocenceproject.org/president-obamas-report-forensicscience

 American Academy of Forensic Sciences: http://news.aafs.org/policy-statements/presidentscouncil-of-advisors-on-science-and-technology-pcast-report

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 American Congress of Forensic Science Laboratories: http://ffg.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents_OPC/2016_0921_PS_PCAST.pdf

 American Society of Crime Lab Directors: http://pceinc.org/wpcontent/uploads/2016/10/20160930-Statement-on-PCAST-Report-ASCLD.pdf

 Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners: http://afte.org/uploads/documents/AFTEPCAST-Response.pdf

 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: http://www.theiai.org/president/20160921_ATF_PCAST_Response.pdf

 Department of Justice: http://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-advisory-council-releasesreport-critical-of-forensics-used-in-criminal-trials-1474394743

 Federal Bureau of Investigation: http://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fbi-pcast-response.pdf  Forensic Institute: www.theforensicinstitute.com/news-articles/views-andopinions/commentary-of-pcast-2016

 International Association for Identification: http://www.theiai.org/president/IAI_PCAST_Response.pdf

 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists: http://www.mafs.net/documents/PCAST%20- %20MAFS%20Response.pdf

 National District Attorneys Association: http://www.ciclt.net/ul/ndaajustice/PCAST/NDAA%20PCAST%20Response%20FINAL.pdf

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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