Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Forensic science reform bill (U.S.A): The Forensic Science and Standards Act: The bill has been reintroduced into the U.S. Congress by John Rockefeller IV; Link to the actual bill provided. Mark Godsey; Wrongful Convictions Blog;

POST: "Forensic science reform bill introduced in U.S. Congress," by Mark Godsey, published by the Wrongful Convictions Blog on February 18, 2014;

GIST: "Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today reintroduced legislation to strengthen the criminal justice system, by prioritizing scientific research and supporting the development of science-based standards in the forensic disciplines. Rockefeller’s bill, The Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2014, aims to bolster forensic science reform efforts and to maintain long-term cooperation between scientists, the legal community, law enforcement, forensic practitioners, and advocacy groups. “We’re making real progress toward strengthening forensic science, but more must be done,” said Rockefeller. “My bill would formalize collaboration between scientists and the criminal justice system, which is the only way to put our forensic evidence standards on a solid scientific footing. This important work will help convict the guilty and protect the innocent.”"



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