The Power of Suggestion and Mistaken Fingerprint Identification
Fingerprint analysis is often thought to be a foolproof science -- an opinion Brandon Mayfield doesn't share. Mayfield, you may recall, was detained after the FBI mistakenly determined that his fingerprints were found on a bag linked to the bombing of a train in Madrid.
Research conducted by British psychologist Itiel Dror explains how the power of suggestion can taint the supposedly "foolproof" science of fingerprint identification.
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