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Karla G Davila Forensic Science Mr. Reyes September 13, 2019 O.J. Simpson: An example of Problems and Evidence Cases throughout history have had their faults when finding justice of the innocent and guilty. Today however, technology, as well as methods, have improved with finding and collecting evidence as well as trials themselves being fair. With this in mind, it’s quite a shock how much human error can affect these outcomes. These flaws can be shown through the O. J. Simpson trial from 1995. On June 12, 1994, the bodies of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found with stab wounds. There was a bloody left-hand glove on the floor near the victims. The police soon after went to O.J.’s house to tell him his ex-wife was dead and entered the house without a warrant, due to seeing blood on the floor, and started to take potential evidence. One of the things they took was a bloody right-hand glove that looked similar to the one at the crime scene. They also took blood spots from his car and his house. While collecting evidence, they didn’t use fresh gloves and tweezer to collect blood and the cotton swatches were wet, which could have possibly contaminated the evidence. Even the blood that was given voluntarily by Simpson was dirtied due to not using fresh gloves. Additionally, they started collecting evidence from the crime scene and took the bodies 10 hours after they were discovered; the bodies should not have been left out that long. They
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packaged a cap and Goldman’s shirt in the same bag further contaminating the evidence. They also did this with Nicole’s bloody socks that were found later, with both socks being put in the same bag. To top it all off, the evidence was all packaged in a hot truck for hours. Junior
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