50 CRIMINAL JUSTICE ■ Fall 2006 Alchemy, Magic, and Forensic Science Joyce Gilchrist, who began working as a forenssi chemist in the Oklahoma City Police Department crime laboratory in 1980, is a prominent illustration of misconduct continuing unchecked for many years. According to one author, Gilchrist “appears to have used her lab tests to confirm the detectives’ hunches rather than seek independent scientific results. She also tried to control the results of her tests . . . . She treated...