M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

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“CSI”? Get Real: Already Under Fire, Crime Labs Cut to the Bone

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There are serious questions about the credibility of nearly every kind of crime lab analysis, the conclusions of which often rest on unproven science filtered through the subjective judgment of technicians whose training and certification vary wildly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

And with crime labs struggling under backlogs that already reach back years in many cities and states, budget cuts driven by the recession are threatening to make credible crime scene analysis a lost art, law enforcement officials and forensic specialists say.

Full story (Alex Johnson/msnbc.com)

Written by Alex

February 23, 2010 at 7:15 am

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