Monthly Archives: October 2017

Further proof that CSI is not real: DNA Database use in crime stats incredibly low

Here is an article talking about the UK judicial utilization of its multi-million pound national database. Homicide cases come in as the highest users of DNA info at 8%. Sexual assault cases are barely a blip. http://theconversation.com/dna-databases-its-still-far-from-clear-how-effective-they-are-in-fighting-crime-85137

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“Probabilities of Identity” from #Forensic Fingerprints get thumbs down from AAAS

The AAAS,  (the American Association for the Advancement of Science) maybe the upcoming opposition to the now Trump-run DOJ forensic “commission.” They released a report that latent print examination producing testimonial certainties as to one person identity gets the gong. The … Continue reading

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Fingerprints: Using metal deposition to reveal palm and fingerprints on fabric

Early look at recognition and retrieval of hands and fingers using vacuum metal deposition. https://www.west-technology.co.uk/forensic/2017/09/28/visualisation-grab-mark-impressions-fabric/

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Not #Fake #News – Misleading forensics used in convictions – This time its in England

A brand new juried paper in @ScienceDirect on a 235 case metadata look at the evidentiary contents of “unsafe” convictions in Wales, and England. “Unsafe” is a Brit legal term that parallels “wrongful conviction” which is used in the US. … Continue reading

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1986 Junk Science article Prosecutors love to use – Predicting and “Curing” Recidivism

Much like using the 1978 revelation that bitemarks “convicted” serial killer Ted Bundy, this September 12th, 2017 article tracks the origins of another forensic myth still in effect in sexual offender  punishment masquerading as “therapy’ in Wisconsin. When Junk Science … Continue reading

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Making a Joke about Forensic “matches” – John Oliver speaks out – Serious facts

Talking about the “CSI Effect” of “perfect matching” versus the science-lacking truth in use in reality. My bitemark buddies are prominant cast members. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScmJvmzDcG0&feature=youtu.be

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Another exoneree gets thrown out onto the streets without assistance

Broke and no ID. The unsung generosity of the Innocence Network comes to the surface once again. Rather than getting government and public assistance if he had been guilty, this exonerated man just got released after 15 years in prison after … Continue reading

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