Prosecutors Respond to Calls for Forensic Science Reform: More Sharks in Dirty Water
Yale Law Journal Forum Vol. 126 Pp. 348-361 (2017).
14 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 18, 2017
In September 2016, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report questioning the validity of a number of forensic science techniques. This report comes seven years after the watershed National Research Council Report on forensic science offered many similar criticisms of forensic science in the United States. Following the PCAST report, several major law enforcement figures responded. This paper focuses on the responses by Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the National District Attorneys Association and their implications for the future of forensic science reform.
Keywords: Forensic Science, Scientific Evidence, Evidence
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