Cops in Lab Coats

Curbing Wrongful Convictions through Independent Forensic Laboratories

by Sandra Guerra Thompson

Tags: Criminal Law, Evidence

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312 pp  $37.00

ISBN 978-1-61163-529-4
eISBN 978-1-5310-0337-1

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Situated firmly at the intersection of the courtroom and the lab room, Cops in Lab Coats illustrates the legal and personal gravity of forensic science as a tool for police and lawyers alike. Thompson combines her studies of wrongful convictions, scientific mishandling in the lab room, and the legal interplay of analysts and lawyers to hone in on the need for independent crime labs nationwide. Cops in Lab Coats brings a fresh and critical perspective to the world of forensic science and illustrates the dire need for independence between crime labs and police departments across the country.