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Forensics: A demand to U of Texas to halt faculty from doing “illegal” dental ageing reports for US immigration cases. #junk#forensic#science

innocenceproject.org/innocence-project-demands-university-stop-use-of-dental-age-estimation/

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Forensics: Bayesian theory has limitations in forensic disciplines. NIST’s Hyer and Lund

phys.org/news/2017-10-nist-urges-caution-courtroom-evidence.html

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Forensics: “Not enough data.” NIST Publishes Review of DNA Mixture Interpretation Methods | NIST

Of course, US courts mostly allow the probabilistic interpretation of DNA mixtures such as STRmix. Typical when commercially developed methods go straight into crime labs then into the justice system which are generally unprepared to eval their foundation versus user … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police objections to new Texas gun laws.

http://www.huffpost.com/entry/former-houston-police-chief-constitutional-carry_n_60b3e1dee4b06da8bd783771

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Forensics: Excited delerium vs 9 taser shots. Nationally known pathologist calls Jamal Sutherland’s cause of death disgusting.

The Charleston County Coroner and the independent pathologist who examined Jamal Sutherland’s body will not discuss the case. So we went to a nationally known forensic expert for an explanation. A forensic autopsy determined Sutherland died from an “excited state … Continue reading

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Forensics: A pathologist’s career of helping victims. “You Save as Long as You Have To”

Distressed by authorities’ poor treatment of rape victims and destruction of evidence, one doctor became a DNA archivist long before we had the technology to test it. For potentially hundreds of survivors, his faith in science is paying off. — … Continue reading

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Forensics. Scientist Faces Legal threats and police searches: Debate explodes over baby shaking science

Forensic Science progress is personally and professionally risky. Waney Squire MD had similar retribution in the UK. Legal threats and police searches: Debate explodes over baby shaking science — Read on amp.theage.com.au/national/victoria/legal-threats-and-police-searches-debate-explodes-over-baby-shaking-science-20210513-p57rkp.html

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Forensics: SBS in OZ. Top scientists question basis for Victoria’s baby shaking prosecutions

Three young men are about to appeal against their convictions for killing or injuring infants by shaking them. The scientific community is split on the subject. So are the convictions sound? — Read on http://www.smh.com.au/national/top-scientists-question-basis-for-victoria-s-baby-shaking-prosecutions-20210513-p57rkm.html

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Forensics: More on fraud in academia. Behind China’s ‘mind power’ egg scandal, where academic ghostwriters quote US$400 to get bogus science published | South China Morning Post

Writers advertising on e-commerce platforms say they can arrange for articles to be published in journals indexed on China’s largest research database — Read on amp.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3133548/behind-chinas-mind-power-egg-scandal-where-academic

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Forensics: Beware of forensic experts expressing certainty

Opinion piece about reigning-in exaggerated and one-sided expert testimony. Offers a free online tutorial via Coursera. Its organized by Christophe Champod and the UNIL forensics faculty. “Challenging Forensic Science: How science should speak to court.” I just signed up. Expert … Continue reading

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