C.S.I. Bulls#!T: The National Academy of Sciences, Melendedez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, and Future Challenges to Forensic Science and Forensic Evidence

40 Pages Posted: 19 May 2016 Last revised: 13 Jul 2016

Joelle Anne Moreno

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Good law depends on good science. The February 18, 2009, National Academy of Sciences report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (“NAS Report”), reveals that, for the most part, forensic science is bad science. The NAS Report also suggests that when confronted with forensic science, most courts make bad law.

Keywords: Supreme Court, Policy, Forensic Science, NAS

Suggested Citation

Moreno, Joelle Anne, C.S.I. Bulls#!T: The National Academy of Sciences, Melendedez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, and Future Challenges to Forensic Science and Forensic Evidence (2010). Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2781557 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2781557

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