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State Legislative Affairs Update
By Scott Ehlers
Crime Labs And Forensic Evidence
US: Justice for All Symposium Addresses Forensic Evidence’s Role in Criminal Justice Reform
The Justice Project, the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and Duquesne University School of Law recently brought together a stellar cast from the fields of law, forensic science, and politics to discuss how forensic science is playing a critical role in criminal justice reform today, and how reform in the forensic sciences is needed to ensure the integrity of the criminal justice system. Keynote addresses were given by former FBI Director William Sessions and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), and many luminaries in the field were presenters.
Conference materials are online at: http://www.thejusticeproject.org/jfaconference.
PA: Innocence Commission Bill Passes Senate
In the wake of numerous wrongful convictions in Pennsylvania, legislation has passed the Senate that would institute an Innocence Commission. A 30-member commiss
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