Entries tagged with “Ernest Willis

Oct 21, 2004

DPIC SUMMARY: Chicago Tribune Series, Forensics Under the Microscope”

A CHICAGO TRIBUNE INVESTIGATIVE SERIESChicago Tribune vet­er­an project reporters Flynn McRoberts, Steve Mills and Maurice Possley, togeth­er with researcher Judith Marriott, scru­ti­nized crim­i­nal cas­es includ­ing sci­en­tif­ic” or foren­sic evi­dence, con­duct­ing hun­dreds of inter­views across the coun­try and exam­in­ing thou­sands of court doc­u­ments. From October 17, 2004 to October 21, 2004 the Tribune pub­lished a five-part inves­tiga­tive series which details the use of foren­sic evi­dence in crim­i­nal tri­als and con­cludes that foren­sic science’s false aura of infal­li­bil­i­ty dis­torts the adver­sar­i­al sys­tem of American jus­tice.Part I: Forensics Under the Microscope: Unproven techniques…