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Aarti Shahani

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Aarti Shahani was an intern at ProPublica. She was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she graduated in 2011 with a masters degree in public policy. She has contributed to outlets including The Washington Post, NPR, Salon.com, New America Media and ColorLines. Her interests are criminal justice, immigration and social entrepreneurship. As a News21 fellow at Arizona's Cronkite School of Journalism, she reported on transportation safety. Shahani was born in Casablanca to Indian parents and grew up in Flushing, Queens.

Q & A: A Prominent Advocate Presses for Better Investigations of Child Deaths

Dr. Carole Jenny argues for putting federal resources toward tracking pediatric maltreatment and for medical societies to crackdown on irresponsible testimony by forensic experts.

Casey Anthony Trial Shows the Limits of Forensic Science in Proving How a Child Died

The Casey Anthony trial riveted America, with many TV experts and viewers almost certain of the young mother’s guilt. But with no eyewitnesses or confession, the case demonstrated how difficult it was to prove to a scientific certainty how 2-year-old Caylee died.

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