Realizing Reliability in Forensic Science from the Ground Up

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Jessica Gabel Cino

Georgia State University - College of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This Article emphasizes that forensic flaws persist and that deficiencies in forensic science have harrowing implications for criminal justice. In the wake of numerous calls for forensic reform, I propose that we use existing models and frameworks already in place to improve the quality and cost of the U.S. forensic science program, rather than creating an entirely new and unaffordable system. At bottom, this Article calls for collaboration between crime labs, universities and research centers, and the criminal justice system with the goal of making forensic science more reliable.

Keywords: forensic science, fingerprinting, crime labs, forensic reform, DNA Testing, NAS Report, standards

Suggested Citation

Cino, Jessica Gabel, Realizing Reliability in Forensic Science from the Ground Up (2014). Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 104, No. 2, 2014, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-38, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2465184

Jessica Gabel Cino (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

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