Alchemy, prosecutors, junk science and bitemarks – NY Times

This pic has gotten alot of action over the last few years. It originated at the University Buffalo School of Dentistry and shows plaster models of human teeth used at Dr. Mary and Peter Bush research center.

Joining the accelerating conversation about US justice and forensic science is this New York Times editorial from journalist Jim Dwyer. The piece argues that the forensic status quo being assured by the Trump/Sessions versions of criminal justice is a myth.

Science methods and the written record of false forensic testimony looking ‘scientific’ speaks against the current administration’s obstinate avoidance and denial.

These naysayers ignore the fact that the public wants safety from violent crime AND safety from wrongful convictions. The story starts with a bitemark case.

Another Reprieve for Expert Testimony that is Anything But.

Bloomberg News thinks the Forensic Commission was a good idea.

Crime-Solving Isn’t a Science (But it Could Be). I say it “should be” or leave it out in the hallway.

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