Burden of Proof. A study of innocence, prejudice, and science.

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Burden of Proof. A study of innocence, prejudice, and science.

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leather, screen print, silkscreen

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Height: 8 Inches; Width: 6 Inches; Depth: .5 Inches

Burden of Proof.
Fate is written in many forms: in the line of a palm, in the swirls of a fingertip, in the helix of a chromosome.
While forensic science is accepted by many as inarguable proof of guilt, numerous studies have called into question both the theory and the practice of forensics, as it is often used to reinforce previous assumptions rather than to question them. Many methods commonly accepted as indicators are instead reflections of what we wish to see.
Galton, the inventor of fingerprinting, has been called "racist even by Victorian standards." In many ways, fingerprinting is the new palmistry: fervently believed, in spite of any evidence to the contrary.
Chiromantie, 1485/95. Finger Prints, Francis Galton. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN. Forensic Science, President’s Council.
Screenprints on hand dyed Crane’s Lettra. Digital printing on paper vellum. Quarter leather, abaca covers.
Edition of 16. 2018.

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