FRONTLINE: The Real CSI

Mark your calendars: on April 17, 2012, FRONTLINE reports on serious flaws in forensic practices and inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom.

The program will be broadcast on PBS stations and online. FRONTLINE investigates reliability of fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and bite mark analysis and evaluates the standards that govern these practices. The investigation looks into the Casey Anthony murder trial, the use of fingerprint evidence in the FBI’s investigation of the Madrid terrorist bombing, and the use of forensic evidence in capital cases in rural Mississippi. This program is part of the ProPublica and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism investigative series, Post Mortem.

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