How weakly supported #Forensics goes viral – The media’s responsibility

Emerging hair analysis techniques could reveal vital information about crime suspects, according to professor of Forensic and Investigative Science Glen Jackson from West Virginia University

A glimpse at ‘modern forensics’ and the ‘modern media.’ In this story, we see evidence that various ‘news reporters’ and salaried journalists to the list of people like judges and DAs  need better insight into the scientific method. I am not sure what the ABFO No.2 rule in this pic has to do with the suggested chemical research on hair.

From a short study of 20 people to big page coverage by MSM in a matter of days. Here’s the Daily Mail repeating cutting edge CSI promises to a larger audience.

The entire thread of the journey of chemical hair testing from a small testing lab in WVA to international notice.

The press release 

Growing interest 2 days later

A guest blogger elicits the experimental weaknesses of the original press release and some comments about “peer review” being non-existent. 

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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2 Responses to How weakly supported #Forensics goes viral – The media’s responsibility

  1. daverill1 says:

    Mainstream media is all about fake news. Are you really surprised that they don’t care about wrongfully convicted?

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