With the advent of modern forensic technology, hundreds of innocent individuals have been exonerated and released from prison. However, good technology to test physical evidence is useless if the evidence has been destroyed, discarded or is otherwise unavailable. In New Jersey, there has been an increased interest in preserving physical evidence. To read more, click here.
According to The New York Times, the United States Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in an Alaska rape case to determine whether a defendant has the right to new DNA testing of genetic evidence found at a crime scene case where new technology is more accurate than past techniques, and which could prove innocence. To read more about the upcoming review, click here.