Month February 2019

Judge Rakoff on Forensics

Judge Jed Rakoff, a district court judge in the Southern District of New York, recently spoke in a video by Inside Science describing how types of forensic evidence “continue[] to be routinely admitted by the courts, both state and federal,… Continue Reading →

Duke Law Forensics Events

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Duke Law School will host two forensic evidence programs in March 2019. Getting Forensics Right: Strengthening the Connection Between Forensics, Statistics, and Law Ten Years After “A Path Forward” Wednesday, March 6, 2019 • 12:30 PM • Law School… Continue Reading →

Delaware CODIS Failures

An investigation into the Delaware Division of Forensic Science has yielded no criminal charges, according to an article written by Esteban Parra in the Delaware News Journal.  The investigation sprung out of the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office failure to enter… Continue Reading →

LA Times Op-ed

In January, Edward Humes wrote an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times, titled “Bad forensic science is putting people in prison.” In his article, Humes describes the human consequences of forensic science errors, discussing cases like those of Jo Ann… Continue Reading →

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