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Monthly Archives: August 2018
Forensics: A short blast at amateur blood stain expertise and other ilk.
All this started before “The CSI Effect” came into view. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/__trashed-6/
Forensics: “Dentists should own identifying disaster victims from bitemarks”
Although written with the best of intentions, this journal article is a hot mess. The author mixes dental identification of human remains with “the teeth don’t lie” metaphor used by bitemarkers. This will surely get put on the bitemark reading … Continue reading
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Grits for Breakfast: Changes to DNA-mixture software raise questions about old versions
Grits for Breakfast: Changes to DNA-mixture software raise questions about old versions — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2018/08/changes-to-dna-mixture-software-raise.html
Forensics: The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions
A multidisciplinary academic review of: Key Features Increases the courts’ knowledge about areas of psychology that have been debunked, have advanced, or have been refined by the scientific community Covers issues in psychological forensics, namely: Profiling, Psychological Defenses, Mitigation, Eyewitness … Continue reading
Forensics: Want a BS excuse for “bad forensics”? Blame it on “bad apples.”
This is truly ridiculous counterpoint to forensic science reform, but the forensic industry and its associated prosecutors take it as gospel. The medical profession used claims of “perfection” in the 18th century when they used to bleed patients to death … Continue reading
Forensics Canada: Bitemarkers run amok; Courts and DAs prefer case precedence over science.
This is a 50 page UBC Law Review narrative on the inadequacies of courts to recognize junk “forensic” experts. Battling Canadian bitemarkers leave a trail of exaggerated claims and criminal case law that is blind to scientific principles. SSRN-id3201061 … Continue reading