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Forensic Fails: The Shirley McKie Fingerprint Scandal

In light of the recent FBI hair analysis outrage, it seemed appropriate to revisit an old classic in the history of failing forensic science. The...

Fingerprint Examiners Found to Have Very Low Error Rates

A large-scale study of the accuracy and reliability of decisions made by latent fingerprint examiners found that examiners make extremely few errors. Even when examiners...

Canadian court rejects fingerprint evidence

In 2013, R. vs Bornyk was heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia before The Honourable Mr. Justice Funt. The case is centered on a single...

Video: Nova – Forensics On Trial

On 17th October 2012, the PBS Show Nova investigates forensic science and examines how what is often perceived as rock solid forensic evidence can sometimes...

Science in court: The fine print

A single incriminating fingerprint can land someone in jail. But, Laura Spinney finds, there is little empirical basis for such decisions. The terrorist explosions that...

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