Ricardo G. Federico In The News

DNA: Perfect Evidence? The Good The Bad & The Ugly

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FEATURED: The Agenda with Steve Paikin | July 29, 2011

DNA has provided evidence in criminal cases for over two decades; never before have convictions been more accurate. But while DNA unveils the misconduct of criminals, it also does so for prosecutors and police in coercing suspects to confess of a crime they did not commit. How is the use of DNA reshaping our justice system? And, what is it about the human psyche that allows us to unravel our memories of events and confess to something we didn’t do?