White House Science Advisors Urge Forensics Reforms

A panel of scientists called into question several techniques that have been used as evidence in criminal trials for decades, including bite marks and tread comparisons from shoes and tires. The panel said such evidence falls “far short” of scientific standards and urged judges to be cautious in allowing its use at trials.

Helping Sex Assault Victims Find Justice

Forensic nurses trained to collect DNA and other evidence in rape cases raise the odds of successful prosecutions. But it’s a stressful job—with high turnover.