Popular Mechanics on bad forensics

by Walter Olson on August 11, 2009

It’s a cover story entitled “CSI Myths: The Shaky Science Behind Forensics“:

Forensic science was not developed by scientists. It was mostly created by cops, who were guided by little more than common sense. And as hundreds of criminal cases begin to unravel, many established forensic practices are coming under fire. PM takes an in-depth look at the shaky science that has put innocent people behind bars.

Via Radley Balko and Scott Greenfield.

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1 gitarcarver 08.18.09 at 11:20 am

A little late to this party, but the New York Times has an interesting article on this as well:


DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show

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