Paul C. Giannelli

90 Texas L. Rev. See Also 29

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Professor Giannelli agrees with Mr. Goldstein’s argument that crime laboratories would be better regulated by the states rather than federal government.¬† He uses the recent controversies surrounding the Cameron¬†Todd Willingham investigation in Texas and an investigation following a postconviction finding of innocence in North Carolina.

However, Giannelli argues that states are ill-equipped to tackle one major problem in forensic science: the lack of foundational research. Giannelli points out that many forensic science disciplines have scant research to validate their techniques and contends that states do not have the resources or capability to conduct the necessary research.