Motherisk scandal highlights risk of deferring to experts without questioning credentials

The scene plays out daily in courtrooms across the country. An expert witness in forensics is sworn in. Their often lengthy resume is entered into the record. A lawyer and maybe the judge ask a few questions about qualifications. Then, in almost all cases, that expert is good to go, considered qualified to testify about a wide range of forensic evidence — from autopsy results to blood splatter patterns.


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This article shared by Harold Jarche shows the problems that can come with ‘’ and deferring to . How can we be sure they are expert?


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