Forensics: Anti-cognitive bias training, limitations of science testimony, politicos and rape kits in NYC

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Peter Neufeld, co-founder of The Innocence Project, will speak at the University of St. Thomas as part of a symposium on forensic science this month.

“When the Gavel Falls…Limitations of Scientific Testimony”
Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Full-day Symposium, brought to you by The Houston Forensic Science Center.

In recent years, many wrongly convicted individuals have been exonerated thanks to advances in forensic science. At the same time, innocent people have been convicted because forensic scientists have provided incorrect, inadequate, unscientific or faulty testimony in court proceedings. Article and registration.


San Francisco Law enforcement forensic specialists and detectives will be taking a course given by well-known and well published social scientist Itiel Dror on the various types of bias existing in LEO culture. Article.  The SFO police chief has had it with problems described in the news article. I suppose there will be follow-up sessions and eventual inclusion in police training curriculum. There is nearly 4,000 independent LEO’s in the US.


Big wigs to talk about untested rape kits in the US. 

Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance planto gather in New York City next week to address the nation’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits, according to public advisories issued Friday.




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