Author Archives: csidds
Forensics: Amsterdam Research Initiative for Sub-surface Taphonomy and Anthropology (ARISTA) – A taphonomic research facility in the Netherlands for the study of human remains – ScienceDirect
A simply brilliant idea! Amsterdam Research Initiative for Sub-surface Taphonomy and Anthropology (ARISTA) – A taphonomic research facility in the Netherlands for the study of human remains – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073820303455
Typical situation. Privacy vs police. Parabon Nanolabs shot to fame using DNA and genealogy analysis to solve cold cases. Then it had to change tack. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02545-5
Forensics: Psychology. A look at the psyche of DJTrump by @davidfrum: So Trump has confirmed in his own voice that he was not self-deluded about Covid-19.
Thread by @davidfrum: I made this point w @AriMelber tonight am still brooding on it: So Trump has confirmed in his own voice that he was notluded about COVID. He knew the danger – and still opted to do nothing … Continue reading
Forensics: Fudging the data results from (Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science – ScienceDirect
Jeez. This sure looks look no one took a class on experimental design at the FBI Academy. If one even exists. What an embarrassment. (Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X20300553
Forensics: As expected FP Examiners are all over the map. Examining and expanding the friction ridge value decision.
Is thus really a “science?” More like tea leaves, phrenology or astrology. Some FP folks are really concerned. Examining and expanding the friction ridge value decision – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037907382030270X
New research pieces together the activities and movements of a group of Homo heidelbergensis, a poorly understood species of archaic humans that lived between 700,000 to 200,000 years ago, as they made tools, including the oldest bone tools documented in … Continue reading
Forensics: Bitemarks, hair matching, snitches and junk opinions. Robert Duboise’s case merits new commitment to justice in Florida
The most recent case of innocence has much in common with other wrongful convictions, including flawed forensic science and lying jailhouse “snitches.” — Read on http://www.staugustine.com/story/opinion/2020/09/02/robert-duboises-case-merits-new-commitment-justice-florida/5693919002/
It all starts with lawyers and judges learning some science. Good luck with that. Someone says “knowledge is not understanding.” This piece desxribes the didference. By Raymond ValerioChief of the Forensic Science Unit, Bronx County (New York) District Attorney’s Office … Continue reading
Bite mark evidence has sent at least two dozen innocent people to prison. So why is this debunked forensic method still being used? — Read on http://www.innocenceproject.org/what-is-bite-mark-evidence-forensic-science/
courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO148586.pdf This case from MS has taken over 25 to litigate for Eddie Lee Howard. Read about the famous flim flam artist Dr. Michael West talk about own brilliance. Kudos to all!!