How to Handle a Police Interrogation

Don’t be cocky. For God’s sake, never make the mistake of revealing that you think you are smarter than the cops. And don’t boast. Just express confidence in your own innocence. Because, after all, just the slightest lapse in confidence that the cops can misinterpret as the possibility that you just might not be able to worm your way out of getting away with it can doom you.

The Subjectivity of Fingerprint Evidence

It was during the infancy of forensic science when fingerprint evidence was still viewed with highly dubious suspicion by most people that Mark Twain included a scene in his story Puddn’head Wilson in which he wrote ‘Every human being carries with him from his cradle to his grave certain physical marks which do not change their character, and by which he can always be identified – and that without shade of doubt or question’. From that point on, suspicion of fingerprint evidence began to decline.