Category Archives: costs of wrongful convictions

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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Forensics: World-famous sleuth Henry Lee takes a hit as Charges dismissed against men convicted in 1985 murder

His visual determination of blood spatter led to 30 years in prison x 2. Ralph “Ricky” Birch and Shawn Henning were convicted in the Dec. 1, 1985, slashing death of 65-year-old Everett Carr. — Read on http://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/case-dismissed-men-convicted-1985-new-milford-murder/520-a0533506-f666-4521-8743-126f6936cf46

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Forensics: Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias | Analytical Chemistry

The bitemarkers invented the Second Fallacy: “Bad Apples.” Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias | Analytical Chemistry — Read on pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

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Forensics: Legal battle over notorious medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe

Legal battle over medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe — Read on http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/07/14/legal-battle-over-medical-examiner-track-record/2W7xARLPIYTw2OXFR2RaLI/story.html

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Forensics: Santae Tribble, whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws, dies at 59 – The Washington Post

Another victim to forensic junk promulgated by the FBI. His exoneration helped launch a Justice Department review that found FBI hair examiners systematically overstated testimony in almost all trials in which they gave evidence over two decades. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Right to cop fingerprint and DNA matching databases can exonerate the innocent – often DAs object

This article talks about cops refusal and unfair prosecutorial objections to defendants having access to fingerprint search data owned by the police. The cop alternative is for defs to “trust” the police. What a joke. We should also include access … Continue reading

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Forensics: Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm – The New York Times

When the cops get new toys, this is what happens: BS predictive science misused and touted as “tough on crime ” In what may be the first known case of its kind, a faulty facial recognition match led to a … Continue reading

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Forensics: GA judge grants Columbus couple new trial in infant death

The long road to exoneration. The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed a Columbus couple’s convictions and life sentences in the 2008 death of their infant daughter. Ashley and Albert Debelbot were found guilty of murder in 2009. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Mathematicians urge colleagues to boycott police work in wake of killings

This is huge. I wonder if the #AAFS has enough huevos to do something similar. More than 1,400 researchers have signed a letter calling on the discipline to stop working on predictive-policing algorithms and other models. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01874-9

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Forensics: Drilling down on Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias

Too bad this has a purchase firewall. Abstract inly. — Read on pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

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