Fallout from the NAS Forensic Science Report
In 2009, the National Academy of Sciences released a landmark report on forensic science: National Research Council, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (2009). Perhaps the most breathtaking statement in the report is: “Among existing forensic methods, only nuclear DNA analysis has been rigorously shown to have the capacity to consistently, and with a high degree of certainty, demonstrate a connection between an evidentiary sample and a specific individual or source.” It is still too early to assess the report's impact, but several developments of note have already occurred.
Litigation, Evidence, National Research Council, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (2009)
Place of Original Publication
25 (3) Criminal Justice 53 (2010).
Giannelli, Paul C., "Fallout from the NAS Forensic Science Report" (2010). Faculty Publications. 692.