Monthly Archives: October 2013

#Forensic #Exoneration in NJ rejects bitemark IDs but NY still uses bitemark proofs in upcoming trial.

Why does the US judicial system, (adhering to its fragmented and often contradictory judicial opinions) and still claiming to be the protector of human rights and life and liberty of its citizens, put up with a defective product known to … Continue reading

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#Forensic #Science: “Locard’s Exchange Principle” takes a hit from a New Jersey DA overwhelmed by #DNA #Exoneration

The scientific sleuths form the past and present must be rolling over in their condominiums. See Richardson. The transfer of physical or biological material between two separate sources (in biology think spitting on your hands before swinging at a baseball … Continue reading

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#Forensic Fiction: A DA’s desperate attempt to save her case in #NewJersey #DNA #exoneration

News Release: Go to the link to read a New Jersey DA’s ridiculous statement saying the DNA from a bitemark injury (vacating a wrongful conviction) should NOT be used to “impune the reliability” of an ABFO bitemark expert and his … Continue reading

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Despite unknown DNA from murder weapon: Other unreliable Forensic Evidence continues 20 year incarceration

The story continues of US judicial ignorance of scientific advances and what is “innocence.”  Judges continue to adopt prosecutorial advocacy themes of “guilt regardless.”  At the appellate level,  erroneous forensic testimony from over-reaching experts , once presented as “scientifically certain” at … Continue reading

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Is there something you’ve always wanted to ask someone who has been wrongly convicted?

Is there something you’ve always wanted to ask someone who has been wrongly convicted? This Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm Eastern / 4 pm Pacific, exoneree Raymond Santana will be on Reddit.com to answer your questions as part of their … Continue reading

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Forensic Dentistry: Examination of Elder and Child Abuse

A presentation showing population data and clinical cases of physical abuse on elders and children. The material has been used in the forensic science curricula at the University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA USA. … Continue reading

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Another DA ignores DNA exclusion results from a bitemark

News Release: Go to next link to read a DAs ridiculous statement saying the DNA from a bitemark injury (vacating a wrong conviction) should NOT be used to “impune the reliability of” an ABFO bitemark expert and his “methods” who … Continue reading

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Forensic Testimony: New text book on ethical practices vs. wrongful convictions

Expert witness books tend to be dry and strictly formulative in style. Most provide lists of evidence rules (in mind-numbing legalese) and tips about being clever and convincing in court. You won’t find much of that in Forensic Testimony: Science, Law … Continue reading

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Criminal Justice: Misconduct prosecutors are anonymous in higher court records

Since prosecutor’s can’t be sued because of the SCOTUS Connick immunity decision, redacted or  “confidental” higher courts’ rulings do not name a DA’s misconduct, (see Radley Balko‘s article below) is yet another prong of prosecutorial self protection. No wonder it … Continue reading

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Criminal Justice :Bitemark Evidence: test your skills

Bitemark Evidence: A series of prosecution case fotos and descriptions. Many are exonerations. https://csidds.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/bitemark-evidence-theory-vs-actual-cases1.pdf Sent from my iPhone

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