The Biden Administration Must Put The Science Back Into Forensic Science

Forensic Science Crime Scene

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 strengthening the methods, validity, and reliability of the forensic sciences. For justice to be realized, Forensic Science needs to change and must be valid, reliable, and independent.