Forensic Evidence

Learn about the ways in which science and technology contribute to the criminal justice system.

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The "CSI effect" refers to the influence of contemporary crime shows, which have the potential of warping viewers' expectations of the criminal justice system. In reality, forensic science is crucial to criminal cases, but as part of a bigger picture rather than the be-all and end-all. Read here for information about the advantages and limitations—and admissibility—of the various types of forensic evidence.