In this documentary, part of the 20th Century With Mike Wallace series from CBS News and the History Channel, series host and CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace looks at the science of forensics and how the exactness of this science can either make or break criminal cases. This episode uses the forensic information from the O.J. Simpson trial to analyze how important forensic science is to the legal system. The Simpson trial proved that forensics is most definitely not an exact science when human error enters the equation. 20th Century With Mike Wallace features an interview with Simpson attorney Peter Neufeld, who discusses his views on the state of police crime labs in this country. Also, Simpson witness and forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee talks about the steps involved in his job. Lee is followed as he goes to an actual crime scene and analyses a trail of blood.
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DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)