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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Shniderman, Adam B., Prosecutors Respond to Calls for Forensic Science Reform: More Sharks in Dirty Water (January 18, 2017). Yale Law Journal Forum Vol. 126 Pp. 348-361 (2017)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2903336

Adam B. Shniderman (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States

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