“Worst miscarriages of justice in British law from grossly misleading forensic science” – Scotland

“Some of the worst miscarriages of justice in British legal history have come from cases in which the forensic science was later shown to have been grossly misleading.”

Media Hype

Typical second-hand and incorrect quotation regarding a Science article on microbial profiling from public hair developed by Murdock University in Australia. The author at this link doesn’t have the time or interest to state what Max Houck’s (in Science) full consideration of the limitations from this initial publication of the researchers. Seems like the media has a need for introducing “silver bullet” findings of “incredible proportions” when anything on “forensic science” shows up.

Junk Forensic Science : An opine on “how to get rid of it.” Bon chance on that.

Junk Forensic Science : From the Psychology department about detecting “lies.”

Wrongful Convictions: One of six from Nebraska gets money for 1985 erroneous conviction. She is homeless.  DA argued against compensation.

 

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
This entry was posted in Bad Forensic Science, criminal justice and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s