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Episode 873

Errorism

Nov 7 2015
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Erin Murphy

DNA evidence is subject to the same errors and abuses as the rest of the justice system.

Law professor Erin Murphy examines the blind spots in DNA forensic evidence, from the overuse of under-tested technologies by prosecutors seeking to win cases, to the certainty courts and jurors place in a system with minimal regulatory oversight, and explains how the criminal justice system's problems with racism and classism find their way into the lab.

Erin is the author of the Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA from Nation Books.

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