Latest from Radley Balko

Add bird feces to the long list of substances to trigger false positives in drug field tests.

  • Aug 9, 2019

Some analysts say they need critical contextual information from law enforcement officials. But too much information can bias results. Our panel discusses how to find the right balance.

  • Aug 9, 2019

Dueling expert witnesses have resulted in too many wrongful convictions. Is there a better way?

  • Aug 7, 2019

One field is forward thinking, and always changing. The other prioritizes consistency, and looks to the past for guidance.

  • Aug 6, 2019

Rare ruling questions the severity of “dynamic entry” tactics.

  • Jul 30, 2019

Our panel of forensics skeptics considers how we make sure juries understand the limitations of nonscientific expert testimony.

  • Jul 16, 2019

In Calcasieu Parish, 763 people could be picked for a jury this summer. Only two are under the age of 29.

  • Jul 10, 2019

14 lawyers, scientists, and critics of modern forensics propose solutions to keep junk science out of the courtroom.

  • Jun 20, 2019

The study by the Institute for Justice, a libertarian legal advocacy group, also found that as unemployment goes up, so do civil forfeiture cases.

  • Jun 11, 2019

Plus: Witness to an execution, when a cop wrongly arrests you, and how race affects personnel decisions at the Columbus (Ohio) police department.

  • Aug 13, 2018
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