Jan. 18, 2011 — Jay D. Aronson, associate professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses role that science — DNA testing and brain imaging, specifically — plays in the criminal justice system in the United States. Understandings of science, Aronson suggests, shape our debates over the death penalty, innocence, and even influences our understandings of choice and free will. Aronson is the author of “Genetic Witness: Science, Law, and Controversy in the Making of DNA Profiling.”
Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in June 2013.