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Exhibit A and other true crime shows can fuel misconceptions about forensic science

Microgen/Shutterstock Graham Williams, Staffordshire University Forensic science is under attack. A string of recent collapsed trials and quashed convictions that relied on forensic evidence have led some experts to say the field is in crisis. Several US and UK government reports over the last few years have highlighted and condemned failings in the use of forensic science. And there is …

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Spotting liars is hard – but our new method is effective and ethical

Guilty? The length of your answer may give it away. Motortion Films/Shutterstock Cody Porter, University of Portsmouth Most people lie occasionally. The lies are often trivial and essentially inconsequential – such as pretending to like a tasteless gift. But in other contexts, deception is more serious and can have harmful effects on criminal justice. From a societal perspective, such lying …

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