Category Archives: ABFO

Forensics: Fingerprint comparison in real time.

Interesting look at how pattern analysts collaborate and critique their differences. Their collegial culture is impressive. Photoshop tools are a great improvement in visualizing and recording features. My bitemark cronies were exposed to these methods 20 years ago. The difference … Continue reading

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Forensics: How bias affects forensic methods with Itel Dror

Interview by Brandon Garrett

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Forensics: Another look at the history of quack forensic dentistry.

Cases like this are still being litigated by the Innocence Project. Eddie Lee Howard was just recently exonerated. Over 20 years on Parchman’s deathe row. DAs continue to argue these “masters of forensic dentistry” are legitimate. reason.com/2009/05/15/a-forensics-charlatan-gets-cau/

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Forensics: Bitemark fiasco leads to Proof of Innocence: New Arizona law opens testing national databases

While the bitemarkers argued amongst themselves abt Ray Krone’s crooked tooth, DNA AND fingerprint evidence existed that would have dismissed his case before trial. It took multiple trials, his conviction to death row, and a decade of appeals to get … Continue reading

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Forensics: The US needs one of these. Is the UK’s Forensic Regulator role fit for purpose?

If the US had a national regulation of forensic methods and practices, its first target would be getting rid of the self-certifying bitemark board zealots who lied about having “science” to these national committees of real scientists: Two Congressional hearings … Continue reading

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Forensics: Don’t believe what the cops say. What secret files on police officers tell us about misconduct – Los Angeles Times

Forensic examiners beware. Two years after Senate Bill 1421 opened up police records kept secret for decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a cache of disciplinary records that reveal new details about deputy misconduct. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-03-19/sb-1421-sheriffs-department-disclosure

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Forensics: Brandon Garrett. How Do Lawyers and Jurors Perceive Forensic Evidence? | Psychology Today

Assessing lawyers vs laypeople about forensic reliability. Bitemarks being as good as fingerprints began with Ted Bundy in 1978. Bitemarkers still argue they have “science” in their favor. Real scientists say “WTF?” Criminal courts still have Bundy, Marx (a CA … Continue reading

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Forensics: Junk Forensics Bill. West Virginia House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Legislation to Address Wrongful Convictions

West Virginia House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Legislation to Address Wrongful Convictions — Read on http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/story/news/politics/government/2021/03/16/west-virginia-house-judiciary-committee-unanimously-approves-legislation-address-wrongful-conviction/4717448001/

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Forensics: 6 tips to help you detect fake science news

Also: Consider financial gain. Is the author ignoring peer literature and exaggerating the results? One-sided self promotion of baseless claims that have not been independently confirmed? Proprietary software that is “secret” avoids scientific scrutiny. 6 tips to help you detect … Continue reading

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Forensics: A blast from my past. Forensic odontology: a line of work that’s not for the squeamish – USC News

Forensic odontology: a line of work that’s not for the squeamish – USC News — Read on news.usc.edu/85078/forensic-odontology-a-line-of-work-thats-not-for-the-overly-squeamish/

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