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About csidds

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

Forensics: Law profs experienced governmental threats yet they prevail over the backlash to their publishing prosecutor misconduct cases in New York. Attack on #public #information #rights

Register — Read on http://www.reuters.com/legal/government/law-profs-prevail-over-backlash-publishing-prosecutor-misconduct-cases-2022-06-22/

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Forensics: How bad science is being used to prosecute women for killing their newborns in Latin America

Im wondering if this false methid has been used north of the Mexican border. From Mexico to Argentina, prosecutors have relied on the flotation test to convict women of killing their babies. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-06-23/newborns-were-found-dead-a-faulty-forensic-test-sent-their-mothers-to-prison

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Forensics: Cracking Down on Junk Science: Judicial Conference Committee Approves Amendments to Federal Rule 702

This might dissuade some judges using the “let the jury figure it out” approach to vetting expert testimony. The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure recently voted unanimously to approve two proposed amendments to Federal Rule of … Continue reading

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Forensics: Looking for reparations for police misconduct, Wrongful Conviction Lawyers Target Insurance Groups

The approach has forced insurers to pay more than $217 million in the last two decades. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/06/21/wrongful-conviction-lawyers-target-insurance-groups/

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Forensics: Opinion | Innocence Project lawyer’s book shows where science clashes with the law

Add to this the fact that the bitemarkers are still certified by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Science knows certain forensic techniques — such as bite mark analysis — are junk. Why can’t judges accept that? — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Preemie mom in jail for a year. Biased and incompetent Autopsies Have a History of Costly Mistakes, Yet Change Is Slow

Id say change aint happening when considering the Nat’l Asso of Medical Examiners rabid response the Itiel Dror’s research into pathologists’ cognitive biases involving racial stereotypes. Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by … Continue reading

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Forensics: BMJ publishes pointless look at death rates related to political affiliation. Junk Science Warning: Voting Republican Can Kill You

An article in the British Medical Journal uses statistical legerdemain in asserting that voting Republican could be hazardous to your health. — Read on http://www.dailysignal.com/2022/06/16/junk-science-warning-voting-republican-can-kill-you/

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Forensics: Native woman comprise 50% of Canadian female inmates. These women subjected to 5 days of interrogation. Indigenous sisters hope for exoneration after almost 30 years in prison system.

Sisters Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted of second-degree murder almost 30 years ago for a crime they say they didn’t commit. Now, their case is under review. — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-15-2022-1.6489234/indigenous-sisters-hope-for-exoneration-after-almost-30-years-in-prison-system-1.6489902

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Forensics: Indigenous missing person. DNA helps ID 2 cold case victims in Snohomish County

Snohomish County authorities said DNA helped identify the remains of Blaine Has Tricks, who disappeared in 1977, and Alice Lou Williams who went missing in 1981. — Read on http://www.king5.com/article/news/local/dna-helps-solve-2-cold-cases-snohomish-county/281-89bc6564-fdda-4807-86eb-71807ac2e1da

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Forensics: Genetic genealogy works. WA cops: Body found 41 years ago identified as Georgia man

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, WA, said they identified a body they found 41 years ago as Ronald David Chambers, a Georgia man who disappeared in 1978. — Read on http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article259144268.html

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