Three Books that Examine Flawed Forensics

Professor Brandon Garrett of UVA Law recently wrote a book review of three new books that explore the extent to which flawed forensics have affected the criminal justice system. These books range from discussing the crisis in Harris County, Texas (Cops in Lab Coats: Curbing Wrongful Convictions through Independent Forensic Laboratories, Sandra Guerra Thompson), the systematic problems plaguing the entire network of labs (Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA, Erin E. Murphy), to the possible solutions that could reduce the natural bias in the system. (Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, Adam Benforado)

A further review of these books can be found on the Boston Review’s site.

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