Monday, November 30, 2020

John Oliver on Forensic Science

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Michael Whyte
Crime Scene Officer and Fingerprint Expert with over 12 years experience in Crime Scene Investigation and Latent Print Analysis. The opinions or assertions contained on this site are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as those of any professional organisation or policing body.
- Forensic Podcast -

In October 2017, talk show host John Oliver presented a segment on forensics on his show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”. The segment is well presented and explores some of the issues facing certain forensic disciplines such as bite-mark analysis, pattern-matching fields of forensics, and cognitive bias. The last few minutes are especially fun. 

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