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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Report Finds Problems with Forensics

Those who have studied DNA exonerations know that many types of forensic sciences used by prosecutors, such as bitemark analysis and microscopic hair comparisons, are "junk sciences" and lead to wrongful convictions.  A new report reaches the same conclusion.  Hear a professor and a crime lab director debate the issue on NPR here.  [Mark Godsey]

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