The Crime Lab in the Age of the Genetic Panopticon

Brandon L. Garrett*

Review of Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice by Adam Benforado, Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA by Erin E. Murphy, and Cops in Lab Coats: Curbing Wrongful Convictions Through Independent Forensic Laboratories by Sandra Guerra Thompson.

*Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law. I thank Allison Thornton for invaluable research assistance. I also thank the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) for its research support.

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