If you’re a fan of all things grim and morbid, then consider Netflix’s Exhibit A your newest obsession.
The four-part docuseries explores the terrifying truth on how forensic evidence can be misinterpreted and manipulated.
It begins with a forensic investigator going to scan a property in which a crime has clearly taken place, as the voiceover says: ‘There is a universal truth. The problem is that we’re all humans and getting to that universal truth isn’t something we’re inherently capable of.’
You can watch the full trailer here:
Ever since its release on the online streaming giant, Exhibit A has gone down a treat with true crime lovers who have been left equally curious and enraged with the US judicial system.
One viewer tweeted: ‘Ten minutes into Netflix docuseries Exhibit A and I’m hooked and angry with the judicial system,’ while another added ‘so the Netflix show Exhibit A is out here DESTROYING my state’s judicial system and I’m LIVING FOR IT.’
Exhibit A on netflix is so crazy I love shows like this
— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕬𝖓𝖌𝖎𝖊 𝕮𝖍𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖊 (@TAngieChristine) July 3, 2019
"Exhibit A" on Netflix is, in a word, terrifying. More so than even the "Confession Tapes." The criminal justice system is made up of people, and people are mendacious halfwits.
— CDP 🐗⚾👏 (@cdpayne79) July 3, 2019
Strong recommend: New Netflix series Exhibit A, by Kelly Loudenberg of @ConfessionTapes fame. Blood-boiling examples of junk forensics allowed to pass as science in courtrooms.
Only critique: Each episode should be a half hour longer, and there should be twice as many episodes.
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) July 3, 2019
The description for episode one, Cadaver Dogs, reads: ‘Assumptions pass for facts when Detroit police misuse cadaver dogs to build a murder case against a man whose daughter has disappeared.’ Chilling.
Exhibit A was made by Kelly Loudenberg, best known for her work creating and directing The Confession Tapes. Both series explore how forensic evidence used in criminal cases can be widely misinterpreted depending on who is gathering said evidence and what story they wish to tell.
Exhibit A is available to stream on Netflix now.
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Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the LADbible Group team in 2017.