Forensic Evidence Is No Guarantee of Justice | World Science Festival

A spatter of blood or a twist of fiber found at a crime scene is rarely the smoking gun our TV fiction promises, and evidence can be interpreted in multiple ways by different experts. But forensic science sounds like the final word, and can sometimes tip the scales in a courtroom, even though the general public—and more critically, juries—don’t always realize just how subjective its application can be. Continue reading