Understanding the Role of Forensic Science
Unlike any other single scientific discovery, advances in DNA technology have improved how we investigate cases and interpret forensic evidence. Because DNA can provide factually irrefutable evidence in some cases, the idea that innocent people can be found guilty has gained more awareness and acceptance over the past two decades.
Our new NIJ Journal article explores the role of forensic science in these cases, including critical lessons for forensic scientists as they perform testing, interpret results, and testify in court.
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