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Fingerprint Analysis is High-Stakes Work—But It Doesn't Take Much to Qualify as an Expert

BRENDAN MAX AND two of his colleagues in the Cook County, Illinois,…
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There Will Be Blood, and Physics, Too: The Messy Science of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

David Camm lost 13 years of his life to eight drops of blood. In…
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The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.

The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs…
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Why Do We Still Use ‘Junk Science’ to Convict? Blame the Judges - The Crime Report

For decades, the criminal justice system in the United States…
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How an Unproven Forensic Science Spread Through the Criminal Justice System - ProPublica

The modern era of bloodstain-pattern analysis began when a small…
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DNA’s Revolutionary Role in Freeing the Innocent - The Innocence Project

This article provides an overview of the history of DNA analysis,…
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Prominent Academics Call for More Science in Forensic Science

Six former members of the National Commission on Forensic Science…
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Forensic Science Put Jimmy Genrich in Prison for 24 Years. What if It Wasn’t Science?

The Nation explores the use of toolmark analysis in the case…