Hair and Bite Marks back in the News as “Worst Forensic Evidence”

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‘Junk forensic science’ topics continue to show up in the media in conjunction with the growing numbers of overturned convictions assisted by forensic experts. See: The Registry of Exonerations.

Here’s a couple of recent articles.  The first talks about the FBI’s disparaged hair matching unit and another about what the top five junk forensic practices are ( includes hair characteristic comparison which is NOT mitochondrial DNA from hair).

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/21/fbi-jail-hair-mass-disaster-false-conviction

This second article runs a short synopsis about bite marks, handwriting analysis, Shaken Baby Syndrome, penile arousal testing, and a few more.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2015/09/top-5-junky-forensic-sciences-or-why.html?m=1

Bite marks are still in play within the US Criminal Justice system.

Judges receive Science Commission training about junk bitemarks

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