The lack of oversight and standards led to murder cases remaining unsolved, coroners skipping autopsies to save money or guessing at the cause of death and bodies being exhumed to resolve questions from inadequate investigations. Smith began his project with reporter Jill Leovy's suspicions that the Los Angeles Police Department was not properly allocating detectives to investigate murders in Los Angeles and a database she had acquired listing homicides in the city since 1988. Links to other DNA forensics sites are included. * Innocence Project (www.innocenceproject.org) The nonprofit organization's Web site contains information on eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, forensic science fraud or misconduct and other issues related to wrongful convictions.
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