Source:Melissa Harris; Patrick Kent; Thomas Mauriello; Robert Shaler
Affiliation:The Baltimore Sun; Maryland Public Defender's Office; University of Maryland; Pennsylvania State University
Controversial criminal cases can turn on forensic evidence. This year, a National Academy of Sciences study concluded that much court testimony on forensic issues lacks scientific proof, and that crime labs should be overhauled. Hear from a member of the study panel, an academic, a defense lawyer and a journalist who covers courts about how reporters can cover forensics accurately and find reliable sources to interpret critical evidence.