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Monthly Archives: August 2015
The California Dental Association Journal, in its July 2015 publication presented a multi contributor article on forensic dentistry. Having good PR for the efforts of largely volunteer dentists doing human identification cases and being trained and available in mass disaster … Continue reading
Going to reach 20,000 for 2015.
Fabrication of bitemark evidence by dentists not proven according to 7th Circuit dismissal of Stinson civil suit
“Fabricated opinion evidence, for which the expert might not have qualified immunity, must be both wrong and known to be wrong by the expert,” Sykes explained (an appellant judge recently wrote this in WI). Its quite clear in Wisconsin that … Continue reading
An overview of forensic dentistry in Australia. The author uses a 1954 cheeze bite case as a standout. Some what wrong as it misses all the faulty expert opines helping wrongful convictions. The remaining info on identifying human remains is … Continue reading
Battele Inc’s research leader used to run the FBI DNA nuclear DNA unit. Now his company is coming into the big game of identifying human physical traits from genomic DNA “markers” (ie.e alleles) not used in current criminal science systems. … Continue reading
Hair analysis ‘should be abolished,’ says wrongly incarcerated man 1978 Double murder. 37 years in prison. “He said that the pubic hair was microscopically similar to mine—microscopically similar.” Joseph Sledge was no saint, and the police knew it. Then … Continue reading
Leaking prosecutors seem to be getting some attention from the FEDS. But they ultimately get slapped on the pinky finger. As in prosecutor Mike Nifong in the Duke rape railroad case getting one day in jail. Its even worse when … Continue reading
Douglas Prade was previously considered for release in 2013, “….. based on advanced DNA testing that excluded Prade from crucial crime-scene evidence — a bite mark under a lab coat worn by Dr. Prade [the defendant’s wife] on the morning … Continue reading
An in depth analysis of the Bill Richards case now re-litigating before the CA Supreme Court. From The Intercept by Jordan Smith @chronic_jordan. A previous CSIDDS blog on this case.
TX arson case of three decades ago gets a new trial and exposes the gap between science and prosecutions
A long read from Slate but is worth every minute. See how circumstantial evidence (the “bad man” and “liar” collar given to defendants,” and revived “memories” of eye witnesses from long ago impact defense attempts to reject the impregnable original … Continue reading