Forensic science has really come a very long way in helping the justice system put criminals behind bars, but what if those methods were used to convict innocent people? The Netflix docuseries Exhibit A, which was released on August 2, 2019, showcases chilling true crime stories involving evidence tampering and other dubious means to garner the wrong verdict.
Everyone is used to hearing stories about how DNA exonerated the wrongfully accused or newly surfaced footage that led to the eventual capture of the real killer. But the truth is, according to Exhibit A, some of the reliable measures can be misinterpreted and manipulated. These methods include blood splatter, touch DNA, CCTV footage, and cadaver dogs.
Exhibit A is a chance for subscribers to see how innocent people have had their freedom taken from them unjustly through measures that were created to ensure the effectiveness and morality of the system we call justice. Unfortunately, each of the Netflix show’s four entries proves almost anything is corruptible, even forensic science.
Those endeavoring to experience the eye-opening documentary series should brace for impact. It is truly shocking to find out what can and can’t be contaminated to trick a jury or judge into making the wrong call and when each one is revealed it will inevitably cause viewers’ jaws to drop straight to the floor.