One of three of the most popular CSIDDS posts on the hoax of bitemark experts and the AAFS ignoring evidence of forensic failures.
A law professor has an impressive blog post that elaborates on the dangers of bad forensic science leading to executions of innocent defendants. Read it here. He also has a few things to say about bitemark identification. A recent bitemark case interests him and he’s got some points similar to mine. A synopsis of my bitemark travels follows below. I wish I could find a prosecutor with enough savvy to figure this stuff out and be just astute enough to be reasonable about it. One must go to Australia to find a judiciary that has learned from its mistakes (starting in 1986).
I have been involved in multiple cases where bite mark identification was admitted by prosecutors as “scientific” evidence to convict. Many have been at the trial court level where I have opposed the “elite” members within the forensic bitemark association connection, AAFS/ABFO. I…
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