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About csidds

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

Forensics: A broken death investigation system. One year wait for the autopsy! Death of former Miss. representative pushes state’s crime lab delay issues to the forefront

Death of former Miss. representative pushes state’s crime lab delay issues to the forefront – FOX13 News Memphis — Read on http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/local/death-former-miss-representative-pushes-states-crime-lab-delay-issues-forefront/5D3THLRTBBEXRG4OEKNBMR4PN4/

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Forensics: A layman’s experience in the morgue. Autopsies Are More Important Than You Think

The clinical autopsy remains one of medicine’s most misunderstood  procedures — but possibly one of the most important — Read on elemental.medium.com/amp/p/82a372f8b617

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Forensics: The $2 Drug Test Keeping Inmates in Solitary – #junk#forensic#testing

Much like ICE using junk dental ageing opinions taught by the ABFO dental board which is promoted by the Nat’l Association of Medical Examiners. They put kids in adult dention centers. The $2 Drug Test Keeping Inmates in Solitary – … Continue reading

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Forensics: Exonerated Defendants Lost 25,000 Years to Wrongful Imprisonment

Exonerated Defendants Lost 25,000 Years to Wrongful Imprisonment | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/06/15/exonerated-defendants-lost-25000-years-to-wrongful-imprisonment/

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Forensics: More than 70 lab heads removed from NIH grants after harassment findings

Over the past 3 years, agency probed more than 300 complaints of sexual and other harassment, including racial discrimination — Read on http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/06/nih-removed-more-70-lab-heads-grants-after-harassment-complaints

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Forensics: A demand to U of Texas to halt faculty from doing “illegal” dental ageing reports for US immigration cases. #junk#forensic#science

innocenceproject.org/innocence-project-demands-university-stop-use-of-dental-age-estimation/

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Forensics: “Autopsy of a bitemark case” convicting an innocent man. @theNAME1966

Of course the 2 dentists are ABFO members. csidds.com/2015/08/19/the-case-of-the-recaptured-bitemark-showing-how-judges-get-bamboozled/

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Forensics: Bayesian theory has limitations in forensic disciplines. NIST’s Hyer and Lund

phys.org/news/2017-10-nist-urges-caution-courtroom-evidence.html

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Forensics: Anthro calling BS on ICE using dental xrays to put immigrant kids into adult detention. @theNAME1966

These US dentists are trained to do this by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. They mislead the courts and care less about ICE using their “conclusions.” medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-immigration-agents-x-raying-migrants-age.html

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Forensics: DC crime lab goes after lab auditor Bruce Budowle then says it never concealed findings

Defending itself against allegations of “fraudulent behavior” that led to the loss of its accreditation, D.C.’s embattled crime lab said it never deliberately concealed any information from its accrediting board. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/06/documents-dc-crime-lab-says-it-never-concealed-findings/

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