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Title Forensics On Trial / Director: Tiffany, Scott
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary There is a startling gap between the glamorous television world of 'CSI' and the gritty reality of the forensic crime lab. With few established scientific standards, no central oversight and poor regulation of examiners, forensics in the US is in a state of crisis. Forensics on Trial investigates how modern forensics, including the analysis of fingerprints, bite marks, ballistics, hair, and tool marks, can send innocent men and women to prison.Of more than 250 inmates exonerated by DNA testing over the last decade, more than 50 per cent of the wrongful convictions stemmed from invalid or improperly handled forensic science. With the help of vivid recreations of actual trials and cases, this documentary investigates the current state of crime science as well as cutting-edge solutions that could help investigators put criminals behind bars. (From the US) (Documentary) CCFollow the conversation on Twitter #SBSdoco
Event Broadcast 2012-12-18 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Crime scene searches.
Criminal investigation -- Technological innovations.
DNA fingerprinting.
Forensic sciences.
Fingerprints -- Identification.
Madrid Train Bombings (Spain : 2004)
Form Streaming video
Author Tiffany, Scott, director
Poor, Bray, cast
Acree, Mark, contributor
Brown, Roy, contributor
Ecker, Coe, contributor
Gabel, Jessica, contributor
Hinks, David, contributor
Lakhtakia, Akhlesh, contributor
Lee, Henry, contributor
Levine, Lowell, contributor
Locklear, Jeff, contributor
Mayfield, Brandon, contributor
Montoya, Mitzi, contributor
O'Hanlon, Katherine, contributor
Persson, Anders, contributor
Ristenbatt, Ralph, contributor
Rydell, Thomas, contributor
Shaler, Robert, contributor
Ynnerman, Anders, contributor