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Don’t expect a “whodunnit” version of CSI victories in this Op-ed blog article about a darker side of the forensic sciences. It is from an author with ample forensic credentials and experience from both within and outside criminal courts of the US. The article has topics ranging from the continued use of outdated or grossly over hyped “CSI” methods, ethical and moral failures in some forensic groups, to the criminal courts inability to understand much of anything about what is “real ” versus self-serving personal opinion called “science.” A measure of proof confirming these systemic problems is the article’s presenting a glimpse into the multi-million dollar costs to taxpayers for damages won by those wrongfully convicted with the help of court-qualified forensic testimony. Some optimism about better scientific scrutiny is presented but the institutional inertia resisting legitimate change in some forensic organizations, government agencies, and criminal justice institutions is still…
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Whoa. That is interesting. They make it sound so totally objective.
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I remember seeing a PBS special years ago about the field of forensic “science.” It was illuminating, especially the part about how fingerprints aren’t as unique as you might think. It will be very interesting to see how biometrics technology will be used against us, no?
As for the multi-billion dollar drug testing industry, one only has to look at all the problems that labs have had to see that your drug test results are probably inaccurate.
Yes, all of the tests the ASAM wants to unleash on the public are Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)–a loophole that bypasses FDA approval and oversight. The same tests they are using on doctors and pilots they want to unleash on the general public. It is a multi-billion dollar industry now (only being used on those without power such as parolees or probationers and those who they have power over (medical licenses, nursing licenses, pilots, etc.) The ASAM is a front-group for the drug testing, assessment and treatment industry. And they don’t care how many they kill to make a buck. It is a culture of psychopathy. http://disruptedphysician.com/2014/11/02/1111/
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