I’m putting this on a scale of ‘smart’ versus ‘dumb on crime’ chaos going on in the media. It surely clanks the lowest position on the dumb scale.
This 2000 White Paper on the use of soothsayers shows how LEOs being in charge of forensic science standards and vetting of ‘new’ methods is truly a step towards the over incarceration. Alchemy, maybe be inadmissible, but the police increasing use of PredPol (commercial vendor) estimations of population crime is in use without any significant peer review. Apparently, police don’t need it.