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Finding Fault with Forensics

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Finding Fault with Forensics

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Finding Fault with Forensics

Finding Fault with Forensics

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A new study says faulty forensic science is a leading cause of wrongful criminal convictions. There's evidence for and against the accuracy of fingerprints, bitemarks, and other forensic techniques.

Guests:

Jonathan J. Koehler, University Distinguished Professor, Behavioral Decision Making, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin.

Barry A.J. Fisher, crime laboratory director, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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