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