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David Harris's Book "Failed Evidence" Reviewed in Science Magazine

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January 7, 2013

Professor David Harris's new book Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science (NYU Press, 2012) was reviewed in the current issue of Science.  A brief excerpt from the review:

Although science has long been recognized as our most reliable pathway to truth, people are sometimes reluctant to accept scientific evidence, particularly when it challenges established practices or cherished beliefs. In Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science, David A. Harris accuses police and prosecutors of unwarranted skepticism toward science and tries to explain their perspective. His provocative book will interest those concerned broadly with rejection of science as well as those interested in the U.S.criminal justice system.

Science is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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