Junk Science takes a hit from the Mississippi Supreme Court : Plus real and fake forensic research

Junk Science takes a hit from MS?? Incredible. Finally. There has been a very long forensic credibility battle in that state with its ex-non-certified pathologist at the epi-center. This battle includes bitemark convictions from his colleague Michael West. 

Mississippi Supreme Court overturns conviction involving Steven Hayne, and Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Bacterial profiling from pubic hair. Real science. Has some limitations. 

Max Houck, a lead forensic scientist at Consolidated Forensic Laboratory, a government organization based in Washington, D.C., agrees. But he also points out that it might be more difficult to use this method if there has been previous sexual contact between the victim and the subject, in the case of abusive ex-spouses, for example. “Human pubic hairs could be of potentially significant use in cases where the victim and subject have not had previous sexual contact.”

As opposed to this typical “forensic research”news release from  it’s “Creator.”

100% accurate. OMG. Forensic Voice Stress Analyser more powerful than polygraph as lie detector : by its Creator.

NJ Exoneree Gerald Richardson pledges to help others.  Two bitemark experts involved in his conviction. Both members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Both members of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. 

Richardson copy

Topics the American Academy of Forensic Sciences seems to keep missing at its convention. (Feb 2015 in Orlando FLA).

American Academy of Forensic Science experts’ and its members’ contribution to wrongful convictions and the death penalty 

Prosecutorial misconduct affirmed. DA unlikely to be sanctioned by the AZ State Bar association. That would be “unAmerican” in some cities down there. 

“Egregious Pros Misconduct.” Appeals court dismisses Debra Milke murder charges

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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1 Response to Junk Science takes a hit from the Mississippi Supreme Court : Plus real and fake forensic research

  1. csidds says:

    Reblogged this on FORENSICS in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends and commented:

    Followup from last blog. In late 2014, the Mississippi Supreme Court took a position about those among us who are demi-gods of forensic evidence.

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