Forensics Canada: Bitemarkers run amok; Courts and DAs prefer case precedence over science.

887a2-snakeoil

This is a 50 page UBC Law Review narrative on the inadequacies of courts to recognize junk “forensic” experts. Battling Canadian bitemarkers leave a trail of exaggerated claims and criminal case law that is blind to scientific principles.

SSRN-id3201061

 

 

Posted in ABFO, Bad Forensic Science, Bite Marks, Bitemarks, expert testimony, Forensic Science, Forensic Science Bias, junk forensic science, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Forensics: Looking at Bones. An Eagle’s Skull – The Anatomy Lab

Ouch.

An Eagle’s Skull – The Anatomy Lab surgeonshallmuseums.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/an-eagles-skull/amp/

Posted in AAFS, forensic pathology, Forensic Science, human identification, missing persons | Leave a comment

Forensics: Vietnam police seize 345,000 used condoms that were cleaned and sold

This takes the cake. Or just maybe YUCK!

Vietnam police seize 345,000 used condoms that were cleaned and sold as new | abc7.com
— Read on abc7.com/amp/police-in-vietnam-have-confiscated-an-estimated-345-000-used-condoms-which-had-been-cleaned-and-resold-as-new-state-media-reported./6545264/

Posted in AAFS, forensic fraud, Forensic Science, forensic science misconduct | Leave a comment

Forensics: Mexico’s drug war leaves 39,000 unidentified bodies in its morgues

This is horrible.

Investigation by Quinto Elemento Labs finds alarming number of people buried in common graves
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/22/mexicos-drug-war-leaves-39000-unidentified-bodies-in-its-morgues

Posted in AAFS, Civil rights, forensic pathology, Forensic Science, human identification, human rights violations, Identification DVI, Mass Disaster recovery | Leave a comment

Forensics: A Study in Scarlet: Where Fact Meets Fiction – The Anatomy Lab

Burke and Hare, ground-breaking Medical Jurisprudence, and Conan- Doyle.

A Study in Scarlet: Where Fact Meets Fiction – The Anatomy Lab
— Read on surgeonshallmuseums.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/a-study-in-scarlet-where-fact-meets-fiction/amp/

Posted in AAFS, Crime, criminal justice, forensic pathology, Forensic Science, forensic testimony | Tagged | Leave a comment

Forensics: NYPD to use non-peer viewed nor tested DNA test data to create ‘virtual mugshots’

Whatta load of junk. Cops continue to use back-room “forensic” methods for judges to admit and prosecutors to use in criminal courts. Trash forensic science.

Snapshot” phenotyping analyzes the genetic content of DNA — like a person’s skin tone, eye color or hair color — to generate a composite illustration of their face, according to the Virginia laboratory Parabon NanoLabs.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/ny-nypd-dna-testing-virtual-mugshot-20200915-eheideff2beibnyafi2hfiriwi-story.html

Posted in AAFS, Bad Forensic Science, Civil rights, costs of wrongful convictions, Crime, criminal justice reform, DNA profiling, Forensic Science Bias, junk forensic science | Tagged | Leave a comment

Forensics: More than half of all wrongful criminal convictions are caused by government misconduct, study finds – The Washington Post

Plus forensic evidence provided by junk or exaggerating “experts.” Their mistakes are largely ignored by their fancy titled colleagues. Undoing their harmful effects takes decades or may be impossible.

Many factors contribute to wrongful convictions of people, including withholding evidence or false identifications, but science and innocence advocates are making progress, the study says.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2020/09/16/more-than-half-all-wrongful-criminal-convictions-caused-by-government-misconduct-study-finds/

Posted in AAFS, ABFO, Bitemarks, costs of wrongful convictions, Crime lab scandal, criminal justice, CSI, forensic evidence exaggeration, forensic fraud, forensic misconuct, forensic science reform, junk forensic science, US Crime labs | Tagged | 2 Comments

Forensics: As wrongfully imprisoned man is exonerated, attorneys announce launch of bite-mark conviction reviews | Florida

The bitemarker American Board of Bitemarks (sic: Forensic Odontology) has lied in promising to assist in these ne novo conviction reviews. They actually have purged their “hidden” records. 2x. A bunch of creeps. I can’t fathom why the Medical Examiner board (www.TheName.org) demands that its membership hire these dopes. Plus the http://www.aafs.org (American Academy of Forensic Sciences) certifies them as a “board.”

As wrongfully imprisoned man is exonerated, attorneys announce launch of bite-mark conviction reviews | Florida Phoenix
— Read on www.floridaphoenix.com/2020/09/14/as-wrongfully-imprisoned-man-is-exonerated-attorneys-announce-launch-of-bite-mark-conviction-reviews/

Posted in AAFS, ABFO, Bad Forensic Science, Bite Marks, Bitemarks, CSI, forensic evidence exaggeration, Forensic Science, Forensic Science Bias, forensic science misconduct, junk forensic science, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Forensics: “Yeoman”Testing of rape kits from Southwest Missouri produces first DNA ‘hits’

Huh?

The Missouri attorney general’s office has received its first DNA “hits” through the testing of previously untested rape kits, part of an ongoing initiative to clear the state’s backlog.
— Read on www.joplinglobe.com/content/tncms/live/

Posted in AAFS, Crime lab scandal, criminal justice reform, DNA profiling, Forensic Science Bias, US Crime labs | Leave a comment

Forensics: Trump lied about science | Science

A celebrated science journal (since 1880) runs through the WH’s host of lies.

Trump lied about science | Science
— Read on science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/09/11/science.abe7391

Posted in AAFS, Bad Forensic Science, Forensic Science Bias, junk forensic science, Medical errors | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Forensics: San Francisco District Attorney To Probe Forensic Lab Analyst’s Work

The lab guy was arrested and an evidence bag from the SFPD crime lab. He had 8 years of crime lab casework that will be reviewed for mismanagement or worse.

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
— Read on www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/District-Attorney-To-Probe-Forensic-Lab-Analyst-s-15561768.php

Posted in AAFS, Crime, Crime lab scandal, CSI, forensic science misconduct, police crime labs | Leave a comment