Category Archives: Crime lab scandal

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: “Yeoman”Testing of rape kits from Southwest Missouri produces first DNA ‘hits’

Huh? The Missouri attorney general’s office has received its first DNA “hits” through the testing of previously untested rape kits, part of an ongoing initiative to clear the state’s backlog. — Read on http://www.joplinglobe.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: San Francisco District Attorney To Probe Forensic Lab Analyst’s Work

The lab guy was arrested and an evidence bag from the SFPD crime lab. He had 8 years of crime lab casework that will be reviewed for mismanagement or worse. SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Read on http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/District-Attorney-To-Probe-Forensic-Lab-Analyst-s-15561768.php

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Forensics: Fudging the data results from (Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science – ScienceDirect

Jeez. This sure looks look no one took a class on experimental design at the FBI Academy. If one even exists. What an embarrassment. (Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X20300553

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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: Local Medical Examiner Breaks Down Florida’s Death Reportd

In words unspoken, this proves the politicians are liars. On a day when Florida broke yet another record for deaths reported in a single day, Governor Ron Desantis continued to cast doubt on the death count being… — Read on … Continue reading

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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: Murdering a Washington Post Journalist. A lit oven for Khashoggi | Daily Sabah

A Saudi hit squad lit an oven for Khashoggi. In Turkey. This bunch included a UK trained Arab pathologist. — Read on http://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/columns/a-lit-oven-for-khashoggi

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