Does Forensic Science Lack a Scientific Basis?
In her review of Acquittal: An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts by Richard Gabriel, Susan Goldberg states, "In fact, Gabriel criticizes the work of forensic psychologists, viewing forensic psychological treatment and assessment as lacking any 'basis in scientific fact' (p. 43)" (section "Summary," para. 1). Do you agree that the the field is not based on scientific findings?
By Susan G. Goldberg
PsycCRITIQUES, 2014 Vol 59(49)