Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods

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Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods

Boyd Baumgartner
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released a report today titled Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods.  This follows the 2009 National Academy of Science's Report: 'Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward' which was very critical of forensic science.

Some forensic techniques did not pass the bar for being deemed scientifically valid.  Discuss...