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Bite Mark CSI Found Faulty

• LiveScience

The science of forensics and criminal psychology has advanced a lot in recent decades. Unfortunately courtrooms haven't kept up. Bad guys go free and innocent people get locked up.

As one example, people get convicted on questionable "repressed memories," which scientists generally discount is implausible but which courtrooms listen to with great interest. Both fingerprints and lie detectors frequently lead to false convictions or fail to produce arrests, studies show.

 

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