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The Cost of Lying: For One Lab Scientist Who Fabricated Evidence, Just Two Years in Prison

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 04.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

Wrongful convictions caused by scientific misconduct have a special taint. We rely on forensic scientists to tell us about the evidence because we don't have the expertise to do their job. When scientists lie, and we believe them, everyone loses.

Forensic Science Is Not CSI, in Ferguson or Anywhere Else

William Lynch III | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime
William Lynch III

None of this is to say that we need to toss all the evidence out and start at square one. Nor am I saying that the evidence supporting Wilson's account is totally false. My point is that everyone must realize that forensic science is not absolute like on television.

Falsely Convicted? Prove Delves Into Cases Of 1,140 Inmates | Posted 11.25.2012 | Crime

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON -- Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chem...