FORENSICS EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Forensic Science in General

Forensic science evidence is now a part of nearly every criminal trial. Dovetailing with the wealth of research demonstrating the inaccuracy of eyewitness identification and the growth of forensic technologies, both government and defense attorneys increasingly turn toward other forms of evidence to support their theories of the case. The consistency, reliability, and validity of the forensic sciences vary widely, however. Which is why PDS’s forensic practice group has focused on understanding, utilizing, and challenging forensic science in court.

Here you will find resources about the use and misuse of forensic science. We will be updating the site periodically, so check back often.

Should you have questions or comments, contact PDS Forensic Scientist Julie Burrill at (202) 628-1200.