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Monthly Archives: January 2022
The majority of surveyed EPs reported little experience with handling firearms. Firearm experience was associated with comfort with managing firearms found in patients’ possession. Regional differences were found regarding personal firearm experience and perceptions of workplace safety, both of whic … Continue reading
Forensics: When Expert Witnesses Are the Problem. Looking at bad science and good science misleading judges and juries.
How do we stop the misrepresentation of science in the courtroom? — Read on http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mental-mishaps/202201/when-expert-witnesses-are-the-problem
Forensics: Genealogy DNA. Colorado police solve four homicide cold cases with DNA from exhumed killer
Using genetic genealogy and familial DNA, police in Colorado have solved the decades-old cases of the deaths of four females, saying the killer was a man who died by suicide in jail in 1981. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2022/01/28/us/colorado-dna-cold-case-killer-id/index.html
Forensic UK: Commitee established to study age estimation of asylum seekers. Headed by Dame Sue Black.
Sheriff’s Deputies Searching For At Risk, Missing Teen – CBS Los Angeles — Read on losangeles.cbslocal.com/2022/01/23/sheriffs-deputies-searching-for-at-risk-missing-teen/
Forensics: The progress of addiction in the US. ‘The deadliest drug we’ve ever known’: author Sam Quinones on how fentanyl saturated the US
In his new book, Quinones investigates how the explosion of synthetic drugs spurred an ‘epidemic of addiction’ — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/22/fentanyl-methamphetamine-drugs-epidemic-us
Forensics: US DOJ DNA database at work. Human remains found decades ago now tied to 1970s cold case. #NamUS
Linda LeBeau went missing in 1977, remains found in 1986 have now been identified as belonging to her — Read on news.yahoo.com/human-remains-found-decades-ago-202443704.html
Bad apple? Who else knew of this? Prosecutors in the Bronx say more than 500 convictions have been or will be dismissed because they relied on testimony from a former NYPD detective now facing… — Read on http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/500-nyc-convictions-to-be-tossed-based-on-cops-alleged-perjury-da-says/3505488/
Forensics: Missing persons cold cases. Charles Helem killed women for over 20 years, now Linked To Murders Of Eige Sober-Adler, Jennifer Landry.
Charles Helem Linked To Murders Of Eige Sober-Adler, Jennifer Landry | Crime News — Read on http://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/charles-helem-linked-to-murders-of-eige-sober-adler-jennifer-landry