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March 13, 2006
Reasonable Doubt: Can Crime Labs Be Trusted?

In a criminal court, forensic evidence can be decisive. A fingerprint match or positive hair analysis can turn a questionable case into a slam-dunk conviction. Jurors often see forensics as infallible, and popular TV shows like CSI have added to the mystique. But how good is the science behind forensics? And how well do our crime labs operate? A joint investigation conducted by CNN Presents and the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals serious flaws in bullet evidence, hair analysis, DNA testing, and even fingerprinting. In some cases, those flaws have put innocent people in prison.

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