Credits to

Issue 9/2019

Abstract. Scientific evidence has gained, in the last years, a formidable reputation. It is seen as a sort of “silver bullet” for the solution of tricky crimes and  cold cases.  Nonetheless reality is always different from expectations.  Scientific evidence , sometimes, makes things more complicated. It may be the cause of a loss of traditional investigative technique and It may leads very easily to a wrongful decision. Scientific evidence is, undoubtedly, a precious investigative tool. On the other side, a special attention and awareness on the limits and fallibility of forensics science is always necessary.


SUMMARY: 1. Narration of the scientific “revolution”. – 2. The cases of the first page. – 3. Cold cases. – 4. Everyday science. – 5. The risks of scientific evidence. – 6. Conclusions.


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