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Mitigating Flaws in Forensic Science

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Evidence needs to be carefully collected at crime scenes to result in helpful forensic evaluation

The current evaluation of forensic evidence might be flawed and prone to errors.  Recent goverment reports from the United States and the United Kingdom have condemned the failings of the use of forensic science.  

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks about specific cases and issues with forensic science error and explores how to improve these practices with Alicia Carriquiry, director at Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE), Susan Friedman, staff attorney with the Innocence Project, and Dr. Peter Stout, president at the Houston Forensic Science Center

Guests include:

  • Alicia Carriquiry, director at Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidenence and distinguished professor of statistics at Iowa State University
  • Susan Friedman, staff attorney with the Innocence Project
  • Dr. Peter Stout, president of the Houston Forensic Science Center