The final lectures begins with a ‘heist’. A jewel thief steals a precious man-made diamond from the Royal Institution’s collection. Can forensic evidence conclusively identify and convict the criminal responsible?
To find out the Royal Institution’s lecture theatre is transformed into a courtroom and the audience act as a jury on the case, with a special guest KC invited to defend the suspect. Forensic evidence is based on probability, it can never be 100% certain, so how convincing does the evidence need to be for the Court of the Royal Institution’s own jury to reach a guilty verdict?