How Accurate is Forensic Science on TV?

The television lineup is filled with forensic science and police dramas. Often filled with complicated and seemingly contrived scenarios, these shows have glamorized an otherwise unglamorous field. However, do these shows have a responsibility to show true-to-life scenarios and scientific procedures? Author Kathy Reichs is the mind behind the Bones book series, and it has since been developed into a successful television show. She now acts as a producer on the show, ensuring accuracy in its technology and scientific processes. In this video, chats with Reichs about Bones, as well as some of the other popular forensic science shows on TV and their accuracy. For more information, click Here.

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