#53: Forensic Science is No 'Science' at All


Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of federal efforts to fix forensic science in April, but not because the problems were solved. Why shut down the National Commission on Forensic Science now, just as better scientific standards were emerging? And what will it mean for wrongful convictions?

John Hollway, associate dean and executive director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, explains.

David wrote a book that touches on this and other topics. Check it out: Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science.