Monthly Archives: February 2014
FORENSICS in FOCUS @csidds |Feb 28 | Dirty work in the Georgia Accredited DNA lab leads us where? The “Stocking Strangler” case.
Police CRIME LABSs “WHEN ALL THE DNA IS GONE. WE STILL CARRY ON” This mantra translates to, “trust us we finally got it right.” The subject is the “gold standard” of forensics: DNA processing. From the Georgia state managed crime … Continue reading
Forensics in Focus @csidds | Feb 26 |Good stuff + a bitemark dentist doubts his own reliability to the Judge who then does his own investigation.
Here’s more on the sketchy progress towards the normalization of forensics into a “science.” The Good with the Bad. The “unsure” bitemark dentist is at the end. CRIME LABs OHIO: A rocky road during murder trial for an ex-toxicology examiner … Continue reading
Forensics in Focus @csidds | Feb 24, 2014| Years Old DNA Testing vs Current DNA Testing | A case of first impression?
MONDAY FEB 24, 2014 CRIME LABs: New DNA TECH vs “outdated” DNA methods The history of DNA technology, its standards and population statistics use in criminal courts goes back to the time (and earlier) of this original trial. This should … Continue reading
Fridays’ FORENSIC FOCUS LINKS @csidds | Feb 21| Bitemarks on death row, crime lab backlogs a threat to public safety, breaking stats on hate crimes, What’s trending today. The biggest problem with forensic science is that’s there is almost NO information … Continue reading
FORENSIC FOCUS @CSIDDS LINKS | Feb 19 | COLD CASE: Oregon suspect linked to AZ cold case as crime scene fingerprints “resubmitted” to the Federally managed archive. I wonder what happened to the first submission? The cold case is 40 … Continue reading
1. Crime Lab’s testing of the demon marijuana puts their CSI’s late for the party. Many states’ government funded labs are swamped with low priority, but a source of steady to high income (for law enforcement), pot that clogs other … Continue reading
FORENSIC FOCUS LINKS: Monday Feb 17, 2014 FORENSIC CASES, RESEARCH AND TRAINING with some criminal justice. 1. Register for Tuesday Feb 18 webcast presentations at the AAFS annual meeting. Topics are NIJ funding grantees forensic projects and DIY funding opportunities. … Continue reading
The response to my last blog expanding to multi-disciplinary forensic science topics has been encouraging. Trends are evolving rapidly in the external scrutiny of forensics by media and Congressional/governmental entities. There is still a paucity of forensic research to report … Continue reading
What’s trending today. The biggest problem with forensic science is that’s there is almost NO information about research. What you see is what there is. Fingerprints. French researchers announce much higher resolutions available for physical analysis. They will still need … Continue reading
Originally posted on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends:
Being “tough on crime” is a cliche used by some involved in politics, law enforcement, and used by certain forensic practitioners. I prefer the phrase “smart on crime.”…