U of AZ Science Professor posits bitemark clique as “junk” on eve of TX hearing

UA Professor Tackles Faulty Courtroom Science

Steven Mark Chaney recently walked out of a Dallas courtroom after his 1987 conviction was overturned because of discredited bite-mark testimony. (Photo: Innocence Project)

[Image] Steven Mark Chaney recently walked out of a Dallas courtroom after his 1987 conviction was overturned because of discredited bite-mark testimony. (Photo: Innocence Project)

Today, the Texas Forensic Science Commission hears more testimony from bitemark identification skeptics (who isn’t?) and the remnants of the AAFS sponsored American Board of Odontology who continue to obfuscate to legitimate questions from the Commission with a grab-bag of promises, vapid excuses and arrogant professional elitism.

From the University of Arizona News agency.

For years, M. Bonner Denton has been sounding off on the criminal justice system’s science problem. And now, a man who spent 28 years in prison on a life sentence for first-degree murder has been released due to “junk” evidence.

A quote from Profesor Denton.

“Do not believe what you see on the popular TV shows,” Denton said. “Many areas of forensic science are unfortunately still a long way from being truly scientific.”

http://uanews.org/story/ua-professor-tackles-faulty-courtroom-science

 

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