Forensics: Bad grades in DNA lab proficiency tests leads to nastiness in court

Police crime labs and their forensic certifiers are still making serious mistakes.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/14/the-case-for-private-crime-labs_n_876963.html

FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends

This is an update from yesterday’s report on the SFO crime DNA lab getting hammered for insufficiencies. Full article. The next link is also related to this topic.

SFO Distrist Attorney now going after an investigation of the SFO Police, Sheriffs, and their crime lab. Full article.

DNA specialist in a double murder trial raises some honest doubts by saying cross contamination cannot be ruled out as reasoning for the defendant’s clothing possessing the victims’ DNA [aka “mere specks”]. Full article.

BS public relations release about how the FSAB (forensic board certifiers connected with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences) says that all is ok with a fire-science-arson certification group. The FSAB also says the AAFS bitemark group (ABFO) is another sterling example of scientific prowess.   Full article.

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