Fallibility of Forensics

March 15th, 2012

According to Professor Brandon Garrett’s book “Convicting the Innocent”, more than half of the first 250 DNA exonerations were cases that included “invalid, unreliable, concealed, or erroneous forensic evidence.” In these cases forensic tests had been conducted on the evidence and had lead police to an innocent person. NEIP exoneree Stephan Cowans is mentioned in the photo gallery portion of the article.