Convictions based on the pseudoscience of hypnosis allow for the miscarriage of justice

The Flores case is an example of using “junk” science for a murder conviction.

Since the inception of criminal investigations, the techniques and procedures used in these inquests have been plagued by pseudoscientific claims.

From spectral evidence allowed at the Salem witch trials and phrenologists interpreting bumps on the skulls of criminals, to modern-day polygraphs to detect lying and hypnosis to unlock repressed or forgotten memories, the justice system, and ultimately people’s lives, have too often been dictated by “junk” science. [Read more in Dallas News]