A unique situation exists in the United States regarding forensic science. At oen end of the spectrum, forensic science is deeply embraced by television viewers who religiously watch forensic science crime dramas such as CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, and Crossing Jordan. According to news reports, due to the media’s distorted imagery of forensic science, faithful viewers naively believe that forensic evidence and examiners can quickly solve even the most complex crimes. . . .