Category Archives: ABFO

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: “Clean-hands” statute? Miami Man Who Spent Decades in Prison Unable to Get Compensation – Florida

Thomas James was recently exonerated after serving 32 years for a crime he didn’t commit. But after the cameras went away, he was left to start over with… — Read on http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/what-are-we-supposed-to-do-miami-man-faces-life-challenges-after-exoneration/2785339/

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Forensics: Innocence Project’s M. Chris Fabricant On ‘Junk Science’

Read about M. Chris Fabricant’s book Junk Science and the “American Criminal Justice System.” Fabricant is director of strategic litigation at the Innocence Project. — Read on http://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/innocence-project-m-chris-fabricant-junk-science-qa

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Forensics: ‘Making an Exoneree’: Georgetown University Documentaries Highlight Wrongful Convictions

News4’s Jackie Bensen takes us to the screening made possible by a group of university students. It’s a series of documentaries that re-examine the cases of… — Read on http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/making-an-exoneree-georgetown-university-documentaries-highlight-wrongful-convictions/3043222/

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Forensics: Australia. How did we fall for the junk science of forensics?

US described as “bitemark crazy.” I grew up in the golden age of forensic science, at a time when expert witnesses were becoming celebs, each with their special little area of crimebusting… — Read on http://www.spectator.com.au/2022/05/how-fact-killed-my-belief-in-forensics/

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Forensics: False witness testimony and coerced confessions mixed with ‘Junk’ Forensic Science Lands Thousands of Innocents in Prison

The dawning realization that junk science might have put a vast number of innocent people behind bars has prompted the Innocence Project to widen the net of cases that it takes on. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/04/28/junk-forensic-science-lands-thousands-of-innocents-in-prison/

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Forensics: CBS interview about faulty forensics. No research bitemarks leads the conversation with Chris Fabricant.

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Forensics: See Chris Fabricants new book! Ketanji Brown Jackson: why it matters for science that a former public defender could serve on the Supreme Court.

The author of a new book explains how junk evidence rules criminal trials. — Read on slate.com/technology/2022/04/ketanji-brown-jackson-forensic-science-public-defender.html

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Forensics: How a Bogus Bite Mark Sent Charles McCrory to Prison for Murder

Decades of bitemarker tragedies. This “famed” dentist doesn’t like me much. Boo hoo. A famed forensic dentist recanted his testimony against Charles McCrory. He may die in prison anyway. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/03/12/bite-mark-evidence-charles-mccrory/

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Forensics: DNA from bite marks leads to arrest in 1994 killing of California woman.

I knew this was possible in 1996. Genealogical DNA references became possible decades later. The ABFO bitemarkers still proclaim their brand of “identification science” using bruises on skin. I heard this crap at the AAFS2022 conference. Sharron Gadlin, 48, of … Continue reading

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