Add bird feces to the long list of substances to trigger false positives in drug field tests.
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.
Dueling expert witnesses have resulted in too many wrongful convictions. Is there a better way?
One field is forward thinking, and always changing. The other prioritizes consistency, and looks to the past for guidance.
Rare ruling questions the severity of “dynamic entry” tactics.
Our panel of forensics skeptics considers how we make sure juries understand the limitations of nonscientific expert testimony.
In Calcasieu Parish, 763 people could be picked for a jury this summer. Only two are under the age of 29.
14 lawyers, scientists, and critics of modern forensics propose solutions to keep junk science out of the courtroom.
The study by the Institute for Justice, a libertarian legal advocacy group, also found that as unemployment goes up, so do civil forfeiture cases.
Plus: Witness to an execution, when a cop wrongly arrests you, and how race affects personnel decisions at the Columbus (Ohio) police department.