Forensic science used in criminal trials can be surprisingly unscientific. Maybe a new television procedural could help change the public perception.
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J.Oliver never fails to bring up an important issue.
All around the world people are condemned by faulty science,sometimes on purpose faulty (as in the case of young "anarchists" (young people who are still alive inside and want to shape the society they will live in).
Scientists should devise strict guidelines (and ethics) to promote not just transparency ,but including the obligation to reveal at all such circumstances (like the courts )the extend of the doubt that is inherent in all science,especially in settings where the lives of people depend on the scientists words/presentation of facts and results.
The "Scientific Method" is nice for validation ,but this doesnt make it a method of producing unmistakable results.
Whoever talks to you about 100% certainty , is not a scientist.
Moreover he/she is a danger to society and life
They don’t even pass a memo to other states this country is not one it’s 50 different governments how can the whole country not be aware and by the way people have been killed murdered by the government being innocent WTF is going on this is the land of freedom in different types and it’s 2018
pull off bangs, and put a gloves - thats terrible im saw a test where they make a lead rod on factory and chem data of polar angles of that rod were different, so bullet analysis is fake, they stole Keiths best years whos pays for that? p s best csi ever, wounder whats us legit number of finger prints marks to make match conclusion cause expert gives not only yes or not conclusion, there is also uncertain, or % value of possibility
So I'm not mad at my brother who stands up for his right and nobody else should be or either the company that he walked for so what you trying to say that he shouldn't have done anything if that's not what you trying to say
Odontology works fine as a science, we use it in Europe all the time. But it holds little weight for convictions, it's used to show innocence.
Hair science is useful to show race but not an individual unless you can use mitochondrial DNA. When used correctly I don't know how you can mix up dog with human.
I guess the states have different levels required before you can be called and expert.
6:04 tell that to Devon Guzman.. her killers were identified through a bite mark on one of the perpetrator's arms.. and after questioning, each turned on the other but they were both convicted of murder and sent away for life.. yes.. older hair analysis was not very good.. and even more difficult when there is no root.. the thing to remember as well for dna.. the most precise method would need white blood cells ... however... yes.. like these forensic experts.. John Oliver is being paid to say this.. so you can't really know his true feelings..
Great commentary, however, the derision at 12:55 of Texas speaks more about the ignorance and bigotry of Mr. Olover and of his Liberal audience than it does of Texas. So well done displaying your bigotry.
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I just love how John can turn an important story about an innocent man being sent to prison into a joke about about a forgettable actress and her hair during a forgettable night. We all understand though how deep the care runs in propagandists true feelings.
make it law, that if a scientist wants to admit something to the court he puts his own exstance on the line. bitemark for example, his own teeth is testet first and if they match he gets the sentence he tried to lie to give to another person
This episode makes me appreciate even more the fallibility of some forensic sciences. I can't help but think of the fictional situation from the show Numbers where Don Eppes finds a case similar to one he had supposedly already solved, but thanks to his brother Charlie, the two realized the fingerprint analysis from the first case was flawed.
Reasonable Degree .......
(No such degree yet, although it may be that in the near future we will be presumably able to forsee that a master mind will produce exactly such a degree. (RDSC from Harvard will of course be the most prestigious.)
I would like to say that forensic science is VERY sound. The biggest issue is that there is very little funding for forensic science, testing is rushed, and labs are encouraged to give results that can be used for convictions instead of just whatever their best scientific judgement can make. Things like bite mark analysis, hair, etc have been known for a very long time to be very shaky, but the issue is that there is no standardization at a national level.
thank God a reliable source of news that I trust is inform me of this wouldn't it be great if all news people would inform us like this important information I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to spend my life and hell for no reason
It's crazy how so many people in America believe in the criminal justice system that has so many flaws... I think because most people do not have to fall victim to the criminal justice system so they don't pay attention to the flaws they assume that everything is correct until they have to be the ones to go through the system... It's sad when someone from another country can come in and point out all the ways your system fucks over people who trusted and it especially fucks over the people of color
I’m a RN, my approach is to ask more questions with rationales during deliberations. I don’t pay attention to the defense or prosecution appearance or argument styles, just the evidence. If guilt is not proven beyond a reasonable doubt then I won’t vote to convict!
Don't feel too good about Texas as a progressive state on scientific evidence reform. There was a conviction for arson-related murder based on bad evidence from arson investigators. After he was exonerated, a commission was made to see how to improve it, and they were going to call a prestigious arson science expert to testify, only for Rick Perry to disband the commission the day before the expert would testify.
There's a great Frontline special called " The Real CSI" that I think everyone should watch. It's amazing and terrifying, including interview footage with a judge that is truly unbiased and unafraid in my opinion.
Not that I wanna make this about capital punishment, but those people who posthumously exonerated at around the 5 minute mark, was pretty much the reason why the UK abolished capital punishment... in the 60's.
See this is bad and all the whole the government can convict us off science that isn't even science and we can spend half our life in jail or be executed over it. That's bad but what is really crazy is... How many men on maury were said to be the father and weren't?
So this is how the left thinks...comparable, scientific data is untrustworthy, but someone feeling offended is an absolute truth...
Many thanks from the people who are against authoritarianism. You make our case for us.
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