Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Innocence Project Summer/Fall 2007 Newsletter

Click here to read this very informative newsletter. As expected, the newsletter highlights exonerations since its last newsletter. Of particular interest is the article "Science on the Stand," which describes the ways in which faulty or fraudulent science (often referred to as "junk science") leads to wrongful convictions.

The good news from this article is that the commission established by the National Academy of Sciences will complete its investigations this fall and will make its recommendations for making forensic disciplines more scientifically sound. Some of the "sciences" that they are investigating are bite mark analysis and hair and fiber analysis.

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