University-based #Forensic Science 50 years of independent crime analysis – Scotland

Forensic Science field exercise. Picture courtesy of Strathclyde University

Strathclyde University’s forensic program began way before DNA showed up in the 80’s and clearly operates untouched by police management of their operations and decision-making.  In the US, the police forensic experts can show up in uniforms or wearing their badges. That surely mixes up police agendas, employment bias and ‘science’ used to reach preconceived theories of guilt. The article is a good short read about SU’s history of ‘working’ cases independently.

Here is the website for the MSc program at U of Strathclyde in Glascow, Scotland. 

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