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About csidds

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

Forensics: Opinion | Thousands of missed police killings prove we must address systemic bias in forensic science

I wonder what antics this will produce from the US National Asso of Medical Examiners? A new study concludes that, over nearly 40 years, medical examiners and coroners undercounted police killings by more than half. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/15/medical-examiners-forensics-bias-police-killings/

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Forensics: How is this considered reliable? Should a dog’s sniff be enough to convict a person of murder? | Science | AAAS

Should a dog’s sniff be enough to convict a person of murder? | Science | AAAS — Read on http://www.science.org/content/article/should-dog-s-sniff-be-enough-convict-person-murder

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Forensics: ‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists

Forensics haven’t gotten this bad yet. But its close. @theNAME1966 histrionics against @JeffKukucla and #ItelDror’s paper on #forensicpathology#cognitive#bias surely is utterly abominable. Thanks to Elizabeth Bik and @BiancaNogrady Dozens of researchers tell Nature they have received death threats, or threats … Continue reading

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Forensics: Snakeology of bitemarks against Kerala man who let loose cobra on his wife convicted of murder | Latest News India

I’d love to see the data set produced by this test. During the autopsy of the dead cobra, it was also found that it was starved for a week to make it more aggressive | Latest News India — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Bogus Data. Study Saying COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Heart Inflammation Pulled

The calculations in the study by researchers at The University of Ottawa were used to promote the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe for use. — Read on http://www.businessinsider.com/study-saying-covid-19-vaccines-cause-heart-inflammation-pulled-2021-10

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Forensics: The 2018 California Wildfires: Integration of Rapid DNA to Dramatically Accelerate Victim Identification – Gin – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Notable application of DNA. Dental IDs still have some use, but times are changing. The 2018 California Wildfires: Integration of Rapid DNA to Dramatically Accelerate Victim Identification – Gin – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cook County Board Approves Rapid DNA System for Medical Examiner’s Office

90 minute processing for an ID. Old lab took 8 months. Cook County Board Approves Rapid DNA System for Medical Examiner’s Office (Cook County, IL) – The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding [Thursday] for a rapid DNA system … Continue reading

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Forensics: More fluff and puff about the Zodiac killer. Forehead “scars” as evidence?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58837900

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Forensics: #ForensicOdontology Another victim of America’s greatest forensics fraudster has been exonerated – The Washington Post

Radley Balko has co-authored with Tucker Carrington ‘The Cadver King and the Country Dentist.” This WP piece is just a glimpse into how courts keep supporting over-reaching and fradulent “forensic scientists.” The number of experts who can claim to have … Continue reading

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Forensics: This is huge!Law reforms compensation process for those who are wrongly convicted.

The CA comp board has been obstructionist in processing these claims via DA influences since its inception. Law reforms compensation process for those who are wrongly convicted – Santa Barbara News-Press — Read on newspress.com/law-reforms-compensation-process-for-those-who-are-wrongly-convicted/

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