Forensic Science – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Forensic Science - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

While forensic evidence plays an important role in conviction, John Oliver notes that people expect to see it in every case, but it’s not as scientific as we’ve been led to believe by TV. On television forensics are the final, unassailable last word, but it’s not always so accurate in the real world.  Not all forensic science is bad, but its reliability is often overstated. When when bad science is presented, horrible mistakes and convictions can happen.