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About csidds

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

Forensics: Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias | Analytical Chemistry

The bitemarkers invented the Second Fallacy: “Bad Apples.” Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias | Analytical Chemistry — Read on pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

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Forensics: Legal battle over notorious medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe

Legal battle over medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe — Read on http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/07/14/legal-battle-over-medical-examiner-track-record/2W7xARLPIYTw2OXFR2RaLI/story.html

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Forensics: Santae Tribble, whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws, dies at 59 – The Washington Post

Another victim to forensic junk promulgated by the FBI. His exoneration helped launch a Justice Department review that found FBI hair examiners systematically overstated testimony in almost all trials in which they gave evidence over two decades. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Murdering a Washington Post Journalist. A lit oven for Khashoggi | Daily Sabah

A Saudi hit squad lit an oven for Khashoggi. In Turkey. This bunch included a UK trained Arab pathologist. — Read on http://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/columns/a-lit-oven-for-khashoggi

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Forensics: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill them – Grits for Breakfast

Well then, may we presume they also control their “independent crime lab?” As in deep-sixing unfavorable crime scene evidence and “losing” police body cam vids. Grits for Breakfast: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill … Continue reading

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Forensics: Pro prosecution NYPD DNA Database Continues to Grow, Legal Aid Society Says

Despite the NYPD’s promise to reduce its DNA database, it has grown, the Legal Aid Society says. — Read on http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/07/02/nypd-dna-database-continues-to-grow-legal-aid-society-says

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Forensics” ‘I can’t breathe’: how America’s broken autopsy system can mask police violence

I also can add that the actual death scenes are closely supervised by the police rarely permiting timely access to death investigators. A pathologist I know in CA would allow Prosecutors to attend autopsies only if a Public Defender also … Continue reading

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Forensics: Facial recognition sucks. Opinion | I was wrongfully arrested because of facial recognition. Why are police allowed to use it? – The Washington Post

Flawed technology should not be able to automate racist police policies. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/24/i-was-wrongfully-arrested-because-facial-recognition-why-are-police-allowed-use-this-technology/

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Forensics: What autopsies reveal about coronavirus

This is fascinating stuff. Not what you are seeing in the media. You might need a medical dictionary. What autopsies reveal about coronavirus – The Washington Post — Read on www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/01/coronavirus-autopsies-findings/

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Forensics: Another absolutely obsolete method. Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science

No mention of recovering salivary DNA in this one. Outdated references and no validity/reliability testing. Classic junk. Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science — Read on legaldesire.com/importance-of-cheiloscopy-in-forensic-science/

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