Who Pays the price for a False Forensic Identification? Plus Jack the Ripper is Backkkk , Cognitive Bias in Forensics.

When a forensic expert’s opinion on identification runs up against DNA. Who pays the price? http://bitemarks.org/ 

Expert testimony on eyewitness testimony allowed in state Supreme court. Experts on false confesses rejected. “the advent of DNA evidence, as well as hundreds of studies and the experience of virtually all jurisdictions that have entertained the issue, have highlighted the potential of expert eyewitness identification testimony in certain situations and the possible educational value of expert testimony.”

Testing shows cognitive bias (case info) a major factor in forensics. Also applicable to criminal investigations. http://www.psmag.com/navigation/politics-and-law/biased-forensics-experts-82712/…

Instead of itinerate operators: It’s Time To Treat Crime Forensics Like Real Science | Popular Science http://po.st/6U301m  via @popsci

“Dating fingerprints” seems to be rather overly optimistic. Accuracy = “within days” + assumes climate conditions. http://mwcnews.net/news/europe/41522-date-fingerprints.html…

Evidence-led investigation opines Jack the Ripper hunted near home. Criticizes “suspect-led” theories as wrong. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/jack-the-ripper-hunted-near-home-new-forensic-analysis-finds/story-fnb64oi6-1226945578134?sv=492c033977aed5b25f76f7ad54742108#.U5NDml1bnT4.twitter …

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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