Forensics: Want a BS excuse for “bad forensics”? Blame it on “bad apples.”

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This is truly ridiculous counterpoint to forensic science reform, but the forensic industry and its associated prosecutors take it as gospel. The medical profession used claims of “perfection” in the 18th century when they used to bleed patients to death and then kept using the same flawed methods for almost 2 more centuries. Don’t any of these journalists understand the history of science and medicine?

“It’s not the science, it’s who is doing the science,” he said. “These are useful techniques. It’s the people who are doing the work who are overextending themselves. In many cases, they don’t know any better. They don’t know limitations, and they don’t know where to stop. Bite marks are still an incredibly powerful tool. There is nothing wrong with hair analysis.”

From some online blog named The Vulture.


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