New Arizona task force works to right wrongful convictions through hair evidence

ASU Now has published a story about the Arizona Justice Project and the ASU Post-Conviction Clinic’s work as part of an innovative statewide hair-review Task Force. This effort, which grew out of the Arizona Forensic Science Advisory Committee, also includes Arizona DPS Crime Lab, the Phoenix Crime Lab, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. The hair-review Task Force will examine hundreds of convictions where hair microscopy was used against the defendant. Where identity may be at issue, DNA testing can now be used to resolve a claim of innocence.

Read more about the review effort in the ASU Now story here.