Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Problem with DNA Evidence

Is that examining the cases of the wrongly convicted are demonstrating the many innocuous investigation procedures that lead to false convictions.

Not that DNA evidence is a problem for the exonerated. Not that DNA evidence is a problem in that it requires investigators and prosecutors actually do their jobs. But it does present a tremendous problem with credibility.

For a justice system to work, the people must trust its authority. Just one overturned conviction is enough to shake the foundations of credibility. With so many convictions overturned, and the by-the-books tactics exposed as vulnerable, and now even confessions called into question of validity, how can we trust a justice system?

That's the problem.

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