Monthly Archives: May 2015
Once this meeting was over, the FBI DNA lab announced 16 years of its population stats were flawed. http://politicalnews.me/?id=33868&keys=VIOLENT-CRIMINALS-FLAWED-EVIDENCE
Forensics: What’s the world coming to? Now the FBI is saying their DNA lab calculations since 1999 are incorrect?
The tainted atmosphere surrounding forensic science in general and specifically in regards to the devastating FBI faux pas from their elite hair people is still bouncing around the media-verse. With that still happening, the FBI now says their DNA population … Continue reading
Nothing cuts through the current hyperbole of forensic science reform debates and counter debates than reading what the “elite” of the FBI hair comparison people actually said in US courtrooms. The following is testimonial evidence from an actual case. Things … Continue reading
Forensics : Research suggests that bitemarks used to prosecute in child abuse cases have lower pattern details than those bites seen in wrongful convictions.
(updated 2:16pm 7-17-2014) Research on bitemark opinions: Bites on kids have lower pattern details than in bites used in wrongful convictions used by prosecutors. Authored by myself and Professor Iain Pretty. It was published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences … Continue reading
When the “elite” of the FBI fall from “grace.” Op-ed. I might also used the term “arrogant.” A recent news release states a new law enforcement think-tank-forensic-institute will “shore-up” hair comparisons and bitemarks.” This totally ignores the physical limitations of hair … Continue reading
Forensics: Conference makes demands that FBI correct its crime lab mistakes | US Senator Blumenthal and Henry Lee video
Read and view video of this Connecticut conference. Blumenthal “chilled and appalled.” Read more.
Having already blogged on DC lab director Max Houck getting axed by a combination of a DA and the mayor, this open statement by Jay Seigel confirms the battle royale happening between this independent crime lab and local power brokers. … Continue reading
Forensics: Fire Chief resigns after falsifying evidence, FBI hair debacle casts generalized doubts, TX leads in wrongful convictions and wants a fix
Fire chief resigns after lying about his credentials and arson evidence. Forensic hair analysis: Evidence of more federal governmental dysfunction How pizza can be tested for DNA evidence. Protocol used in Wash DC family murder investigation. Washington man imprisoned by … Continue reading
Forensics: 2004 Chi Trib articles about dubious bitemark convictions and bad science that still stand as “justice done.”
Its been 11 years since this article was published. Its about the DNA vs bitemark case AZ v. Tankersley. The defendant is still in prison. The “bitemark matchers” were ABFO members Raymond Rawson (Ray Krone’s exoneration story is at the bottom of this … Continue reading
Recent Rash of US Exonerations Only the Surface: Many More Remain Wrongfully Imprisoned : Forensic Science contributions
Originally posted on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends:
Jeffrey Deskovic, an exoneree himself (NY), writes about the increase in wrongful convictions being overturned in the US from a very personal perspective. He focuses on the…