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The Resource Autopsy of a crime lab : exposing the flaws in forensics, Brandon L. Garrett

Autopsy of a crime lab : exposing the flaws in forensics, Brandon L. Garrett

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Autopsy of a crime lab : exposing the flaws in forensics
Title
Autopsy of a crime lab
Title remainder
exposing the flaws in forensics
Statement of responsibility
Brandon L. Garrett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""That's not my fingerprint, your honor," said the defendant, after FBI experts reported a "100-percent identification." They were wrong. It is shocking how often they are. Autopsy of a Crime Lab is the first book to catalog the sources of error and the faulty science behind a range of well-known forensic evidence, from fingerprints and firearms to forensic algorithms. In this devastating forensic takedown, noted legal expert Brandon L. Garrett poses the questions that should be asked in courtrooms every day: Where are the studies that validate the basic premises of widely accepted techniques such as fingerprinting? How can experts testify with 100-percent certainty, when there is no such thing as a 100-percent match? Where is the quality control in the laboratories and at the crime scenes? Should we so readily adopt powerful new technologies like facial recognition software and rapid DNA machines? And why have judges been so reluctant to consider the weaknesses of so many long-accepted methods? Taking us into the lives of the wrongfully convicted or nearly convicted, into crime labs rocked by scandal, and onto the front lines of promising reform efforts driven by professionals and researchers alike, Autopsy of a Crime Lab illustrates the persistence and perniciousness of shaky science and its well-meaning practitioners"--
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Garrett, Brandon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • DNA fingerprinting
  • Evidence, Expert
  • Criminal investigation
  • Forensic sciences
  • Forensic genetics
  • Criminal investigation
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • Evidence, Expert
  • Forensic genetics
  • Forensic sciences
Label
Autopsy of a crime lab : exposing the flaws in forensics, Brandon L. Garrett
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bite mark case -- The crisis in forensics -- False ID -- Error rates -- Overstatement -- Qualifications -- Hidden bias -- The gatekeepers -- Failed quality control -- Crime scene contamination -- The rebirth of the lab -- Big data forensics -- Fixing forensics
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780520379336
Lccn
2020043891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1192970153
Label
Autopsy of a crime lab : exposing the flaws in forensics, Brandon L. Garrett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bite mark case -- The crisis in forensics -- False ID -- Error rates -- Overstatement -- Qualifications -- Hidden bias -- The gatekeepers -- Failed quality control -- Crime scene contamination -- The rebirth of the lab -- Big data forensics -- Fixing forensics
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780520379336
Lccn
2020043891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1192970153

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