Guilty until Proven Innocent
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals
Taught by Professor Elizabeth A. Murray | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
For two decades, a forensic scientist with the Oklahoma City Police Department helped send thousands to prison before it was realized that she lied in the lab and courtroom. In 2004, a mistake in one of the world’s most sophisticated forensic labs led to the wrongful identification of an innocent U.S. citizen as a suspect in Madrid’s terrorist train bombings. What happens when forensic science goes awry?