Monthly Archives: January 2015
Well written exposes about the human experiences within succesful exoneration litigation. Anger, joy, and racial divides with a tinge of prosecutorial misconduct. Victims’ family. Joseph Sledge’s perspective. Interview with Joseph Sledge after his release.
Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
We’ve been following the Debra Milke case on this blog. See here, here, and here. Here is a recent update from TV5 KPHO in Phoenix, AZ. ?
This story is about how overly aggressive conclusions of guilt (the province of the jury) in forensic science presentations in criminal can make one look like a biased “forensic expert.” https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/23/powerpoint-justice
This storyline about pushback by police crime lab overseers is a classic example of retribution in action. http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/douglas-county-crime-lab-director-suspended-lab-work-reviewed/article_7169ae3a-1b81-5d4c-90c1-c4d951e947f8.html
The following article is concerned about what this chart from the National Registry of Exonerations has established as the leading causes of wrongful convictions. “Privatisation of forensic services ‘threat to justice’ and putting the work in police hands would be … Continue reading
Originally posted on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends:
Media reports about 2 crime lab scandals per month. Its all about “stealin an cheatin and liein” Headline story from April 2014. Its about bungling in crime labs…
Media reports about 2 crime lab scandals per month. Its all about “stealin an cheatin and liein” Headline story from April 2014. Its about bungling in crime labs all associated with law enforcement and the criminal justice system. By Jordan Smith … Continue reading
“False or Misleading Forensic Science” and “Official Misconduct” Leading Factors in 1523 Exonerations
The op-ed excerpted below from the HuffPost’s Radley Balko makes the case that prosecutorial misconduct is a major factor in exoneration cases and exists in other criminal convictions. I have added a second category of interest which raises my concern with forensic … Continue reading
Short article on using ISO standards to pick quality continuing education for crime lab personnel. Sometimes what is available may be no more than “I do it this way” approach. This is apparent in the less than science-based presentations seen in … Continue reading
US Crime Lab woes = police indifference + weak budgets + slow results + privatization in some States
Just a cross-section of today’s news feeds on the intersection of crime, crime labs, police and justice. Here are the issues. This entire state’s police force keeps ignoring rape kits. Article from West Washington State. The police and crime lab lost … Continue reading