This Wednesday from 1-2:30 pm EST, a free NACDL Webinar on the FBI microscopic hair comparison review – and a discussion of best practices for state and local reviews. Register and read more here. Here is a description: In 2012, the FBI and DOJ, in conjunction with the Innocence Project and National Association of Criminal… Read More Under the Microscope: Webinar in Hair Reviews
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Read here a new ProPublica piece raising concerns with reliability of field drug test and describing the harrowing case of Amy Albritton, who pleaded guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence to felony drug possession in Houston, based on a test of a crumb found in her car – a crumb that a field test… Read More ProPublica on Error-Prone Field Drug Tests
The Houston Forensic Science Center is hosting a symposium as part of its celebration of National Forensic Science Week. The symposium will include two panel discussions designed to bring attention to some of the biggest issues in the forensic community today. The first panel includes an exoneree who faced two execution dates for six murders… Read More Houston Forensic Science Center Symposium: Exonerations and Backlogs