Causes of False Convictions: Faulty Forensic Science

Once of the main causes of false convictions is unreliable or faulty forensic science.  Unfortunately, many times the so-called experts who testify on behalf of the prosecution are viewed as real scientists by judges and jurors who themselves often have no formal education in the hard sciences.  Thus they are unable to detect the pseudo-science being spewed in the courtroom and end up believing the fairy-tales of the prosecution.

Take a look at the following video and you will see the dangers of bad forensics:

(Video credit to The Innocence Project)

Forensic science reform is an issue that effects us all because the next victim of a false conviction can be anyone, including you or I.

Justin McShane

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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