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

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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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 public 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…

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