Looking at a Revolution? Getting Forensics Out of Law Enforcement

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Many reform ideas in this series of Q&A to forensic and legal experts by the WaPo’s Radley Balko. All are logical and very practical. Prosecutors must be gagging. Here is a quote:

Chris Fabricant, the Innocence Project

Easiest reform:

Eliminate bite mark evidence.

Mid-level reform:

State forensic science commissions, staffed by career scientists, that produce rigorous basic and applied research, and, based on that research, issue mandatory guidelines for the introduction of and the testimonial limitations of all forensic evidence.

If I were dictator:

The same, only at the national level.

How do we improve forensics?

About csidds

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