by blogger jgl
The NRC report on forensic science is now available for free. Previously, I think there was a charge to access the full report. The report can be accessed here.
This report provides some constructive criticism of the current state of forensic labs in the US. It's something that forensic scientists are talking about.
|Recognizing that significant improvements are needed in forensic science, Congress directed the National Academy of Sciences to undertake the study that led to this report. There are scores of talented and dedicated people in the forensic science community, and the work that they perform is vitally important. They are often strapped in their work, however, for lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systemic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines—to ensure the reliability of the disciplines, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices and their consistent application.|