Volume 91 Issue 11 | pp. 27-29
Issue Date: March 18, 2013

First Steps Toward Forensics Reform

New forensics commission to recommend guidelines, design policies
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: forensic science, reform, national commission

Reggie B. Walton has been a federal judge for 11 years, and before that he was a superior court judge, a federal prosecutor, and a public defender. For most of his 38-year career he was convinced he had never sent an innocent person to jail.

That changed in 2009, when the National Research Council (NRC) released a report that undercut . . .

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