The dawn of US forensic science had a few peculiar bedfellows


Taking at look at 1904 to the present regarding science and non-science accepted as such. Includes SBS, phrenology, eugenics, gun powder, bullet lead, ear prints, fiber, bitemark and hair matchers. Law professors Saks and Koehler urge that its “time to move outside the courts” for determination of acceptable forensic practices. The Watch



Comments from Germany about the inherent bias of crime lab personnel and prosecutors. Includes comments on FBI lab scandal and pattern experts’ subjective opinions.


FBI will now offer DNA testing in cases where their hair analysis people “mis-stated” the reliability and certainty of their methods. This has nothing to do with the unknown number of cases brought forth by FBI trained state and local crime lab persons. 




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