Judges Training Empowers Judiciary to Understand Forensic Sciences and Methods

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Scientific ‘critical thinking’ is the prominent theme of this recent 9th Circuit training symposium.

The title is: SKEPTICISM of Forensic Methods Urged at Ninth Circuit Conference

UCLA Law School Dean Jennifer Mnookin says……

“Faulty forensic science is the second most frequently found contributing cause [of DNA exonerations], second only to eyewitness identifications that turn out to be erroneous,” she said.

Los Angeles Public Defender Jennifer Friedman also contributed regarding forensic evaluations by Obama’s President’s Council on Science and Technology’s (PCAST) Nov 2017 look at upgrades in the forensic disciplines. :

“It was not intended to tell the people in this room how to decide cases, but to discuss and explain the intersection of scientific validity and legal reliability.”

A final speaker said, “It’s going to take time.”

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