Wrongful convictions from judicial software glitches lacks quick solutions

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A tech company’s software glitches has turned criminal recording keeping into a nightmare by mis-identifying the innocent as guilty. It’s cross the US judicial divide, as the problem isn’t just in California. Any solutions for this appears to have to be found in civil litigation. Groan.

The criminal defense bar in Alameda County, CA seems to be getting the judicial cold shoulder.

OAKLAND, Calif.—Most pieces of software don’t have the power to get someone arrested—but Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey Case Manager does. This is the case management software that runs on the computers of hundreds and perhaps even thousands of court clerks and judges in county courthouses across the US. (Federal courts use an entirely different system.)

Full article:  (Thanks to @CeliaGivens at the DNA Newsletter).

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