Ballistics Analysis Challenged by White House Report

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The scientific methods behind forensic investigations have come under increasing scrutiny, as defendants challenge convictions based on evidence that, once considered infallible, was later determined to be erroneous. The scrutiny includes firearms analysis, often called ballistics, after a report last month by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology questioned whether the science of analyzing firearms is sound enough to support the standard of proof that is constitutionally required for a criminal conviction, the Boston Globe

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