Issue Date: June 25, 2012
Still Seeking Forensic Reform
Forensics is such a part of the culture in the U.S. that almost everyone believes it can without question be used to find criminals. After all, they see forensics at work on TV crime dramas and hear about its use in courtroom battles.
But a 2009 report requested by Congress from the National Research Council (NRC) showed that there isn’t much science underlying most of forensics, including such television mainstays as fingerprints, . . .
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