Holtzclaw case points to the misuse and mis information of DNA evidence


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Add this case to the list of fundamental problems associated with crime lab related determinations of DNA profiling that, as in this case, are misinterpreted in favor of guilt. The alternatives were never brought forth by defense counsel.

A significant leader in the development of DNA’s use in the US criminal justice system describes details of these issues.


Links to other case and discussion about “touch DNA” dangers in police evidence collection and interpretation.



DNA collection from firearms.

About csidds

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