Category Archives: criminal justice

Major US science orgs oppose Sessions cancelling of forensic science commission

The AAAS, ACS and two other groups associated with main-stream science put in their two cents about desiring “independent and transparent” review and monitoring of police forensic research and methods. This will largely prove futile. It is obvious that the … Continue reading

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JFK assassination records release brings optimistic response from celebrity pathologist

One thing for sure, Cyril Wecht is no forensic wallflower. 

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Big Business takes over personal rights of clients to “Help you find your family”

Well, I guess I can forget about sending Ancestry.com my saliva sample for genealogy purposes. Here are the disclosures of where your DNA goes and what to expect when the police start asking questions.

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Crime experts go after Trump’s distain for rule of science and law in all things criminal

Criminology Leaders Assail Trump for Uniformed Policy Initiatives This multi-level rebuke covers: ( from the Crime Lab Report ) “In its statement [ASC] the board focused on the areas of immigration, crime trends, the federal government’s role in police reform, and “draconian … Continue reading

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The odds of Innocents getting convicted just increased with Sessions – The Atlantic

“The attorney general is standing athwart a long overdue movement to reform forensics yelling stop.” “Sessions was the first Congressperson to endorse The Donald.” “Lest you think it is unfair to tar Sessions with Trump’s execrable behavior, here is what … Continue reading

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#CA12 Bill Richards sues San Bernardino as its DA controls state compensation board

Bill Richards also has years of medical neglect and medical malpractice by the California Department of Corrections and ‘Rehabilitation’ to deal with in addition to the incarceration compensation. Getting restitution from the state compensation board can still be  a non-starter and only allows … Continue reading

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Turnaround times for rape kit testing are abysmal – Crime labs Forensics overloaded with drugs

Here’s a look at police crime labs around the US abilities to produce timely rape kit testing. One might infer that DNA testing of other crimes and the ‘war on drugs’ has sapped funding capabilities. I don’t hear the US … Continue reading

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Forensics Wednesday: ‘we may have to police the police ourselves’ – and other stuff

Being poor keeps innocent people in jail and generally ruins lives of many who are not accused of serious crimes. Missouri’s underfunded public defender office forces the poor to languish in jail https://interc.pt/2lThu4T by @chronic_jordan. But the @JusticeDept  Sessions tells LEOs … Continue reading

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A strange convergence of personal attacks against female experts in the UK

Just saying……. Waney Squier, the neuropathologist got ‘delisted’ on a complaint from the coppers about lying ( aka ‘misleading’) the court. Shirley McKie, a SPA fingerprint expert, got charged for ‘perjury’ (again in court) by the coppers, tried for perjury , … Continue reading

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Today’s #Forensic News around the Globe: Crime rate within crime labs increasing

From the archives. Smithsonian talks about the career of a very reclusive founding father of scientific approaches to trace evidence analysis who worked from 1929 to 1954. Some called him “Detective X.” Somehow he determined the ransom notes in the Lindberg kidnapping … Continue reading

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