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FRONTLINE; Real CSI, The

04/07/2012

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Real CSI, The
Program Number

3010

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

From the courtroom to the living room (thanks to the hit television series CSI), forensic science is king. Expertise on fingerprints, ballistics and bite mark analysis is routinely called on to solve the most difficult criminal cases -- and to put the guilty behind bars. But how reliable is the science behind forensics? A FRONTLINE investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science and wide inconsistencies in how forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom. From the sensational murder trial of Casey Anthony and the FBI's botched investigation of the Madrid terrorist bombing to capital cases in rural Mississippi, FRONTLINE documents how a field with few uniform standards and unproven science can undermine the search for justice. As part of the investigative series "Post Mortem," correspondent Lowell Bergman reports in a joint investigation with ProPublica and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley.

A FRONTLINE production in collaboration with ProPublica and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Duration

00:56:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Real CSI, The,” 04/07/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CBAA4F8A455D4E5AB6DAB62E3240CA1E.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Real CSI, The.” 04/07/2012. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CBAA4F8A455D4E5AB6DAB62E3240CA1E>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Real CSI, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CBAA4F8A455D4E5AB6DAB62E3240CA1E
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