The Verdict Is In: Courtrooms Seldom Overrule Bad Science

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/2020-02-pspi-court-data.html?utm_source=APS+Emails&utm_campaign=5450f2972f-PSU_02212020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d2c7283f04-5450f2972f-62672163

In television crime dramas, savvy lawyers are able to overcome improbable odds to win their cases by presenting seemingly iron-clad scientific evidence. In real-world courtrooms, however, the quality of scientific testimony can vary wildly, making it difficult for judges and juries to distinguish between solid research and so-called junk science.

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