Sessions suspends internal and external review of erroneous FBI forensic cases

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The Backstory on Bad Forensic Science – NY Times

Retrograde amnesia might be a diagnosis for Attorney General Sessions’ expanding ‘walk-back’ of years long efforts by media and some forensic practitioners to rid the Criminal Justice system of junk ‘science’ long used in US courts. Max Houck is one of those practitioners. (almost smiling in this pic).

Take a look at hair, for example. DNA took the elite of the FBI to the cleaners. Much like the bitemarkers. Its surprising that Max Houck (featured in the video interview) and I in the mid 90’s both hit on DNA profiling as a means to validate pattern opinions seen in hair and skin bruising. Neither of us were impressed with the results.

See Max at his best in this NY Times video. 

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