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Storming of the U.S. Capitol: How Blind Loyalty Fuels The Unthinkable

Loyalty is often seen as a trait that prompts us to be better people, however in certain circumstances loyalty can have the opposite effect and increase unethical behavior. In this Forbes article I discuss research by some of my colleagues into these effects and how the unfortunate events of January 6, 2021 illustrated this dark side …

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For Justice, Forensic Science Must Be Scientific: The Case Of Kevin Keith

I was recently interview on Kim Kardashian’s podcast The System to discuss the case of Kevin Keith who was sentenced to death in 1994 based on what appears to be heavily flawed forensic evidence. The case highlights many of the flaws inherent in the current practice of Forensic Sciences. In this Forbes article, I argue that …

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The Biden Administration Must Put The Science Back Into Forensic Science

Movies and TV shows depict dazzling uses of forensic sciences in the courts, but reality itself falls far behind and countless miscarriages of justice are the result of bad science. I make the case in this Forbes article for the new administration to re-establish the National Commission of Forensic Science, or another independent entity committed to …

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