August 01, 2017

POTUS, PCAST, and Forensics

By Jules Epstein

What does the president of the United States have to do with forensic science? Answering that could take one, indirectly, back to Abraham Lincoln, who signed the legislation that led to the creation of the National Academy of Sciences, which in 2009 issued a report that called into question the validity and precision of many forensic disciplines. That report was Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward.

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