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Science in the Courtroom: Challenging Faulty Forensics

In recent years, prosecutors have increasingly relied on forensic science to secure criminal convictions. There has been a growing skepticism, however, about the supposed infallibility of some forensic sciences. Janis Puracal and Aliza Kaplan provide a general framework for challenges to these forensic disciplines, pointing out some of the ways attorneys can raise challenges pretrial, at trial, or after conviction.