Month January 2017

Obama neglects to implement PCAST’s recommendations for forensic science reform

In September, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology issued a report recommending that courts stop using pattern matching forensic science until there can be scientific verification of the techniques. Included in pattern matching techniques are ballistics comparison,… Continue Reading →

Natl Commission Forensic Science Meetings

Today, Jan. 9 and tomorrow, the National Commission on Forensic Science is meeting.  The agenda is here.  The agenda includes reports on accreditation and proficiency testing, human factors, reporting and testimony, and federal research initiatives.  A live webcast is available… Continue Reading →

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