Forensics: More than half of all wrongful criminal convictions are caused by government misconduct, study finds – The Washington Post

Plus forensic evidence provided by junk or exaggerating “experts.” Their mistakes are largely ignored by their fancy titled colleagues. Undoing their harmful effects takes decades or may be impossible.

Many factors contribute to wrongful convictions of people, including withholding evidence or false identifications, but science and innocence advocates are making progress, the study says.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2020/09/16/more-than-half-all-wrongful-criminal-convictions-caused-by-government-misconduct-study-finds/

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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2 Responses to Forensics: More than half of all wrongful criminal convictions are caused by government misconduct, study finds – The Washington Post

  1. John Lentini says:

    Jessica Henry has a new book out entitled “Smoke But No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened.” In it, the author states that one-third of all exonerations are “no crime” situations. A must read for all criminal justice professionals.

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