In the decade since O.J. Simpson's acquittal, the media has force-fed the public a bloated diet of Simpson-style sensationalism. The Casey Anthony case was only the latest in the sordid train of tabloid made-for-the-public court cases.
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As our minds fill with thoughts of ghosts and goblins, it seems a fitting time to think about the stories behind two of the tools of crime detection: DNA evidence and fingerprint identification.
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