Fallibility of Forensics


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. Read more about why forensic evidence is not as reliable as it is widely believed to be.

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