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Science  27 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5884, pp. 1722
DOI: 10.1126/science.1159103

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Forensics Under Fire. Are Bad Science and Dueling Experts Corrupting Criminal Justice?. By Jim Fisher. Rutgers University Press, Piscataway, NJ, 2008. 339 pp. $24.95. ISBN 9780813542713.

Discussing a number of high-profile cases, the author argues that current forensic practices fall far short of the field's public perceptions and potential.