This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sponsoring a conference in Arlington, Va., called the “International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management – Detection, Measurement and Mitigation.” NIST is the government agency that’s attempting to carve out some standards and best practices for the use of forensics in the courtroom. To read more: http://wapo.st/1Jyt9pC

By Radley Balko.

Radley Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post.