Monthly Archives: February 2015

THe NIST Forensic Science Commission Lays an Egg with its Bitemark Study Group

Originally posted on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends:
OSAC Subcommittee on Ondontology (sic) The original source of this NIST  information is here.  Other than originally mis-spelling ODONTOLOGY, this NIST subcommittee (OSAC) on Forensic Dentistry should do…

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The path forward on bite mark matching — and the rearview mirror #AAFS2015

This is the final article of the Washington Post’s Radley Balko’s 4 part series on forensic science reform and the personalities and organizations (legal advocates and forensic groups) involved on both sides of the discussion. The first three articles are … Continue reading

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In depth look at a dangerous forensic ‘science’ #AAFS2015

Third of a four part series on the Washington Post with one more on Friday. This coincides with happenings at the 2015 American Academy of Sciences’ “We are Family” themed convention. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/02/18/attack-of-the-bite-mark-matchers-2

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AAFS 2015: News from its Board of Directors: The American Board of Forensic Odontology complaint opposing forensic reform is quashed

Radley Balko @radleybalko ·  Just in: The AAFS board of directors has dismissed the ethics complaint against csidds that I mentioned here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/02/13/how-the-flawed-science-of-bite-mark-analysis-has-sent-innocent-people-to-jail/ … My Comment: Much thanks to the AAFS Executive Board of Directors. “I am pleased that the AAFS Board … Continue reading

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A Major Cause of Wrongful Convictions …….. POLITICS !?

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
[Editor’s note: this piece has been very difficult to write.  I’ve been working on it for months, and have deliberated about publishing it at all; I think because the objective it advocates is so…

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AAFS 2015 Expect live streaming on @csidds on Science and Law

I will be live reporting from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Orlando annual meeting this week. Expect some interesting commentary about Forensic Reform and wrongful convictions associated with members of the AAFS. Follow me on my Twitter account @csidds. … Continue reading

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The destructive path of bitemark analysis

http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/Washington_Post_Series_Examines_Destructive_Path_of_Bite_Mark_Analysis.php

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Get your forensic science certificate cheap AAFS 2015

AAFS 2015 Get your forensic expert certificate cheap. Raise your status to expert level for court admissibility. One day workshop. http://www.abfo.org/bitemark-workshop

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Last ditch efforts to stay another execution in Texas. Plus a new series from the Washington Post on resistance to forensic reform.

A last minute effort to stay Rodney Reed’s execution in TX is based on new expert review of erroneous Time of Death opinion at the conviction trial. The litigation is led by the Innocence Project. There is a petition to the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Quick Clicks…

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
In NY, the wrongfully convicted petition for prosecutorial oversight Colorado to consider eyewitness lineup reforms In Japan, will wrongful convictions be catalyst for criminal justice reform? With a judge’s order throwing out his murder…

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