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Criminal investigations require a significant amount of analysis and research. Experts must consider an array of forensic evidence – from handwriting and DNA to fingerprinting. So, how is forensic analysis evolving alongside technology? Michael J. Saks, a science and law researcher, joins the podcast to explain…

Michael is a Regents Professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. Additionally, he is a faculty fellow with the Center for Law, Science, and Innovation at ASU, and the author of Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony

Through his years in academia, Professor Saks has had one primary goal: to bring a better understanding and appreciation of the value of empirical research to legal professionals. How does he achieve this? Tune in now to find out!

In this episode, we cover:

  • How empirical research ties into the legal system.
  • The degree of accuracy that handwriting and polygraph analysis provide for evidence.
  • The different challenges and limitations of legal forensic methods.
  • How DNA evidence is presented to the court. 

To learn more about Professor Saks and his work, click here now!

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