Junk Science Reigns ____ So Much for True Science in the Courtroom

We had hope, back in 2009, when the National Academy of Sciences report Forensic Science in the United States; A Path Forward was published, that there might finally be some remedy for all the junk science being used to convict innocent people. The report painted a scathing picture of the lack of true science contained in, and the invalidity of, traditional forensic disciplines; the sole exception being DNA. The report did spawn the creation of the Federal Commission on Forensic Science, which has proven, over the last three years, to be a totally toothless tiger, accomplishing essentially nothing.

Now recently, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has issued an additional report that is highly condemning of current forensic practices. You can see the PCAST report here:  pcast_forensic_science_report_final

HOWEVER, even in light of this recent report, both the FBI and the Department of Justice have stated they have no intention of changing the way they currently address forensics.

Please see the Intercept article, FBI AND DOJ VOW TO CONTINUE USING JUNK SCIENCE REJECTED BY WHITE HOUSE REPORT, by Jordan Smith here.

7 responses to “Junk Science Reigns ____ So Much for True Science in the Courtroom

  1. Reblogged this on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends and commented:
    Excellent links to the roiling battle of science deniers in our LEO midst and similar concerns from around the world. I’ve worked cases of junk expert opinions from Australia, Canada, UK, and Norway.

  2. Phil, Thanks for speaking truth to power and growing public awareness. An uniformed public is a dangerous one.

  3. Pingback: Junk Science Reigns — Court-Martial Trial Practice Blog

  4. There is always hope :woe to those who have been accused wrongly for there is a day coming for those who seek him ; he is a just God ; in today’s world he has been taken out of our school s our courts 😒That’s why we’re going under

  5. Pingback: Forensic Science……Junk Science, But Police and Prosecutors Just Don’t Care – ElephantTail

  6. Thks for intels

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