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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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Forensics: 40 hour course qualifies to do BPA. Study on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Finds ‘Conclusions Were Often Erroneous’

Study on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Finds ‘Conclusions Were Often Erroneous’ – Reason.com — Read on reason.com/2021/06/11/study-on-bloodstain-pattern-analysis-finds-conclusions-were-often-erroneous/

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Forensics: Opinion | Ignoring deep-seated problems at D.C.’s crime lab will cost lives and taxpayers – The Washington Post

DC Politicos are whitewashing these issues. The Department of Forensic Sciences needs oversight and new leadership committed to scientific integrity. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/11/dc-crime-lab-disaster-council-bowser/

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Forensics: “Not enough data.” NIST Publishes Review of DNA Mixture Interpretation Methods | NIST

Of course, US courts mostly allow the probabilistic interpretation of DNA mixtures such as STRmix. Typical when commercially developed methods go straight into crime labs then into the justice system which are generally unprepared to eval their foundation versus user … Continue reading

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Forensics: Accuracy and Reproducibility of Conclusions by Forensic Bloodstain Pattern Analysts – ScienceDirect

Error rates and disagreement between examiners. Accuracy and Reproducibility of Conclusions by Forensic Bloodstain Pattern Analysts – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073821001766

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Forensics: Renowned chemist refuses UNC job due to suppression of 1619 Black journalist mistreatment.

http://www.huffpost.com/entry/top-candidate-turns-down-unc-job-cites-schools-mistreatment-of-nikole-hannah-jones_n_60b91f02e4b0fd4b8697361e

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