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, bite-mark identification and fingerprint identification techniques. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has refused to implement the… Read More Obama neglects to implement PCAST’s recommendations for forensic science reform
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 here.