Taking Science Out Of Forensics is Wrong: Erin Murphy

With prosecutors and police officers in control, expect more wrongful convictions. Read about their sketchy history of mistakes and blatant denial of responsibility  for wrongful convictions. 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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1 Response to Taking Science Out Of Forensics is Wrong: Erin Murphy

  1. The frustrating thing is that Sessions doesn’t respect forensic science as science. Science doesn’t need to be protected from criticism – that’s precisely how it evolves and improves. The process can be contentious and full of hurt egos, but real scientists know you need to follow where the data leads, even if it means leaving your pet theory behind. And the stakes in forensic science are much too high to _not_ critique it.

    This should be a bipartisan issue – if people are wrongly convicted of violent crimes, it means the real criminal got away with it. So it shouldn’t matter if you are on the side of victims of crimes or the accused – it’s in everyone’s best interest that the science is as solid as possible.

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