Refers to forensic-based t.v. shows that have (for the most part) no basis in truth. They are, in other words, false (hence the “faux”). Found to be highly irritating to actual forensic scientists.
As an actual forensic scientist, I find all of the glaring inaccuracies in those fauxrensic shows to be highly irritating.
by DNAGRL January 13, 2011