NAS Report on Forensic Science:

UCLA Law Prof (and co-author, with Bernstein and Kaye, of The New Wigmore: Expert Evidence) Jennifer Mnookin:

The National Academy of Sciences released a long-anticipated report Wednesday on the real world of forensic science — and the news is disturbing and downright ugly. Laboratories are woefully underfunded, and much of what passes for forensic "science" does not meet even minimal scientific standards. Yet, when forensic scientists testify in court, they often are embarrassingly overconfident about their findings.

My thoughts on problems with forensic science and how to deal with them can be found here.