Volume 44, Issue 2 (March 1999)
Review of Tainting Evidence Inside the Scandals at the FBI Crime Lab
Science and law approach problems and arrive at solutions in completely different ways. Law arrives at conclusions by taking established principles and applying them to new facts, a deductive process. Science arrives at conclusions by observing facts, creating hypotheses and testing them, an inductive process. Law relies upon precedence and procedure. Science is innovative and iconoclastic.