The defense and prosecution bar is becoming more knowledgeable about forensic science. For example, this is the third consecutive year that the American Bar Association is holding a day-long program on June 1, 2012, entitled: Prescription for Criminal Justice Forensics at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City. The program may be viewed at the following website: http://tiny.cc/rovybw.
This year’s program will open with a focus on the continued impact of the NAS report on forensic science and use of Forensic Advisory Boards, by examining: pattern evidence, including fingerprints and bitemarks; eyewitness testimony; new law enforcement efforts to develop local DNA databases; and cyber crime.
Question: Can better informed prosecutors and defense attorneys help to improve the reliability of forensic science?