Huffington Post reports on Roger Koppl's study of crime lab incentivization


A Huffington Post story titled "New Study Finds That State Crime Labs Are Paid Per Conviction," published today, reports on a study by Roger Koppl, professor of finance at the Whitman School of Management, and Meghan Sacks, an assistant professor of criminology in the Department of Social Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Their study, titled "The Criminal Justice System Creates Incentives for False Convictions," and published in the journal Criminal Justice Ethics (Vol. 32, No. 2), calls into question the practice of incentivizing crime labs on the basis of successful convictions, which they claim reduces the objectivity of the scientists and leads to wrongful convictions.