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Nova

Forensics on Trial (Season 39, Episode 13)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 54 min | Documentary

Nova investigates forensic science and examines how what is often perceived as rock solid forensic evidence can sometimes lead to wrongful convictions. It looks at a cases where false fingerprint and tooth impression matches have lead to ...See moreNova investigates forensic science and examines how what is often perceived as rock solid forensic evidence can sometimes lead to wrongful convictions. It looks at a cases where false fingerprint and tooth impression matches have lead to wrongful accusations and convictions. It also examines how MRI and CT technology are now being used to determine causes of death. Finally, it examines problems in the forensics of the O.J. Simpson murder case and looks at how crime scene investigators use computers to record crime scenes in minute detail. Written by Shatterdaymorn See less
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Bray Poor
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Jessica Gabel
Self - Georgia State University Self - Georgia State University   See fewer
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Robert Shaler
Self - Pennsylvania State University Self - Pennsylvania State University   See fewer
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Roy Arthur Brown
Self - Accused Murderer Self - Accused Murderer   See fewer
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Mark Acree
Self - Independent Forensic Scientist Self - Independent Forensic Scientist   See fewer
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Brandon Mayfield
Self - Accused Bomber Self - Accused Bomber   See fewer
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Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Self - Pennsylvania State University Self - Pennsylvania State University   See fewer
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Coe Ecker
Self - Retired Sheriff's Investigator Self - Retired Sheriff's Investigator   See fewer
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Lowell Levine
Self - New York State Police Medicolegal Investigation Unit Self - New York State Police Medicolegal Investigation Unit   See fewer
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Anders Ynnerman
Self - Linköping University Self - Linköping University   See fewer
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Anders Persson
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Thomas Rydell
Self - Interactive Institute Self - Interactive Institute   See fewer
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Ralph Ristenbatt
Self - Pennsylvania State University Self - Pennsylvania State University   See fewer
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Katherine O'Hanlon
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Henry Lee
Self - University of New Haven Self - University of New Haven   See fewer
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Jeff Locklear
Self - Fayetteville, North Carolina Police Department, Homicide Unit Self - Fayetteville, North Carolina Police Department, Homicide Unit   See fewer
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David Hinks
Self - North Carolina State University Self - North Carolina State University   See fewer
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R. Michael Young
Self - North Carolina State University Self - North Carolina State University   See fewer
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Mitzi Montoya
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7.3 / 10 | 58 votes