Science Thursday – July 26, 2012


Lawyers and Judges consider the “CSI effect” in Ohio, a Texas analyst is being sued for misrepresenting the results of a drug test, and problems at a Minnesota lab cast doubt on thousands of cases. Here’s this week’s round up of forensic news:


Lawyers and judges in Ohio

discuss whether there is a “CSI effect”

altering jurors expectations


The Texas analyst handling most of the drug testing for the Dallas County family courts system

faces a lawsuit from a father involved a custody dispute

who alleges that the analyst misrepresented the results of a drug test.


Problems at the St. Paul Police Department Crime Laboratory have

cast doubt on forensic results in thousands of cases


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