D.C.’s new crime lab goes under the microscope

by jeeg 13. March 2015 22:56
  WHAT’S THE point of spending millions of dollars on a crime lab if people don’t trust its findings and won’t use it? That is one question D.C. officials should be asking in light of the unsettling revelation that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has stopped sending DNA ev... [More]

Are Your Medications Safe?

by jeeg 11. February 2015 01:09
  The FDA buries evidence of fraud in medical trials. My students and I dug it up. Agents of the Food and Drug Administration know better than anyone else just how bad scientific misbehavior can get. Reading the FDA’s inspection files feels almost like watching a highlights reel from ... [More]

Should scientific fraud be treated as a crime?

by jeeg 13. February 2014 23:11
Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa — known for his tough questions for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — wants to know why a former researcher at Iowa State University wasn’t prosecuted more vigorously after he was found to have deliberately spiked rabbit blo... [More]

Forensic Chemist Who Helped Put Hundreds in Jail Pleads the Fifth to Fraud Charges

by jeeg 31. October 2012 17:16
In the court room, forensics and science can be extremely powerful. Forensic chemists can tell the jury whether DNA was present, what drug the victim was given or what cleaning solution was used to hide the evidence. But what happens when the trusted scientist is a fraud? In September, Annie Dookha... [More]

Boston scandal exposes backlog

by jeeg 15. October 2012 22:56
The numbers are shocking: 1,100 people are in jail on the basis of evidence that may have been tampered with, and 34,000 criminal cases could be affected. The fallout stems from the work of just one forensic chemist, who is alleged to have faked test results on suspected drug samples. The revelatio... [More]
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