Monday, April 11, 2011

Epistemology 101 and witness identification

In my readings I found this interesting website: The innocence project deals with all kinds of issues dealing with exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. One is witness misidentification. There is so much in here that should be familiar to you in our discussion on the different theories of knowledge. It gets more complicated, with cases bordering epistemology and ethics. Like cases of forensic science misconduct.  It makes you want to become a forensic expert... or an epistemologist.