Drug Field Tests, False Positives and Bogus Pleas – Topher Sanders

Topher Sanders of ProPublica discusses field test kits used to perform drug tests, and how such tests’ high rate of false positives can lead to bogus guilty pleas.

Litigation Challenges and Friction Ridge Evidence

Brendan Max, Forensic Science Chief at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office in Chicago, discusses fingerprint testing and its limitation, as well as litigation aimed at challenging the admissibility of fingerprints evidence, motion practice to limit testimony, and how to know when there is an issue with a fingerprint case.