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WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Innocent people are sent to prison because forensics used in police stations and courtrooms rely on faulty science.

‘Badly Fragmented’ Forensic Science System Needs Overhaul
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences finds serious deficiencies in the nation’s forensic science system and calls for major reforms.

Most forensics don’t meet even minimal scientific standards but forensic scientists confidently assert the reliability of their findings when they testify in court.