Forensics: As usual, lawyers influencing “rules” on decision-making truly are ignorant

Forensics, Justice, and the Case for Science-Based Decision Making

The US Department of Justice ran this show.  Simon Cole at the U of Irvine writes a clear expose’ (at the above link) on the details of a newly adopted series of testimonial rules for federally run labs that the DOJ heralds as:

Rod’s POV on science and the police labs was previously and thoroughly viewed as scientifically inadequate in: “Rod Rosenstein still doesn’t get the problem with forensics” (Radley Balko at The Watch).

So, read Simon’s look at the intransigent and skewed science culture that the Prosecutors continue to uphold.

PS. Here is the DOJ database with links to these proclamations for various forensic practitioners.

About csidds

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