A very glib media look at TV forensics

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Another ho-hum look at media shows using forensic science as characters using their mythology of “how it’s done.” I’ve never seen an equal amount of attention paid to what it takes to exonerate people from flawed convictions by prosecutors, exaggerated forensics, and erroneous or incentivised witnesses. Considering it usually takes a decade or more after a conviction, the exoneration time-line certainly doesn’t “fit” into a 38  minute per week TV show.

https://www.theguardian.com/universal-sony-pictures-home-entertainment-tv-crime-shows-uncovered/2017/aug/30/the-forensic-myth-our-forensics-expert-tackles-some-of-tvs-biggest-fibs

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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