The Slow but Steady March Toward a More Reliable Forensic Science

A landmark 2009 National Research Council Report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, was highly critical of what was passing for science in some fields of forensics and had an immediate impact and longstanding effect on law enforcement, crime laboratories, courtrooms, and, importantly, the broader scientific community.  

The efforts to improve forensic science have been significant and ongoing since that Report, but has the problem been solved? Does the forensic testimony now introduced in court rest on solid scientific ground?  

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