Category Archives: costs of wrongful convictions

FORENSICS: The ABCs of how cops cheat with Fabricated Evidence: Forensic Deception, Planted Evidence and Forged Confessions

Shocking? Not really. The National Registry of Exonerations data is quite revealing. By Kelsea Valerio (This is the fifth in an 11-part series by The Vanguard reporting on a study of exonerations produced by Samuel R. Gross, Maurice J. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: NYPD to use non-peer viewed nor tested DNA test data to create ‘virtual mugshots’

Whatta load of junk. Cops continue to use back-room “forensic” methods for judges to admit and prosecutors to use in criminal courts. Trash forensic science. Snapshot” phenotyping analyzes the genetic content of DNA — like a person’s skin tone, eye … Continue reading

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Forensics: More than half of all wrongful criminal convictions are caused by government misconduct, study finds – The Washington Post

Plus forensic evidence provided by junk or exaggerating “experts.” Their mistakes are largely ignored by their fancy titled colleagues. Undoing their harmful effects takes decades or may be impossible. Many factors contribute to wrongful convictions of people, including withholding evidence … Continue reading

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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/

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Bite Mark Evidence: What You Should Know About This Debunked Science

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/

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Forensics: Another bitemarker conviction gets vacated.

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!!

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Forensics: The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists. — Read on theintercept.com/2020/08/12/blueleaks-law-enforcement-police-lie-detection/

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Forensics India: Bitemarks In The Dock: The Questions We Are Not Asking

The article restates what has been done in the US debunking bitemarkers and recommends adoption of same in India. Also, the author says many Indian courts and prosectors still demand bitemark pattern evidence continue to be used. This is similar … Continue reading

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Forensics: A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

The insidious creep of junk forensics. Much like US medical examiners being forced to hire ABFO bitemarkers in order to be certified by TheName.org A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned … Continue reading

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Forensics: Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence – Garrett – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library

Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence – Garrett – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1556-4029.14323

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