By Mike Sunderland
Thoughts from a Grey-haired Point of View 

The Art of Forensics

 

January 12, 2022

News outlets – newspapers, radio and TV – sometimes use a rather fancy and greatly misunderstood word when they speak of the presentation of evidence.

That word is “forensics.” We’ve heard and read it used in the reporting of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Forensics is a great word to use when writing or speaking to people who have no real understanding of the word’s meaning! Especially if you are trying to bulldoze them into agreeing with you!

I first became acquainted with forensics in high school after I joined the Monroe High School debate club. Our debate teacher gave us the...



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