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Video: Junk Science Locks Up Innocent People

John Stossel says real life forensics isn't quite like popular television shows would have us believe.

Publius · May 23, 2018

TV shows like CSI, Law & Order, and NCIS depict incredible technology for identifying criminals.

In one NCIS scene, a 3D hologram identifies a person’s teeth, precisely matching the killer’s bite to a bite mark on a victim. “A little 3D magic for clarity and I give you — the killer’s incisors!" NCIS character "Abby” announces proudly.

John Stossel loves crazy Abby, but notes that in the real world, court-approved experts reach similar conclusions — without good science to back them up.

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