Category Archives: criminal justice
#Forensics: A rare occurrence. State Bar files ‘formal charge’ against a former prosecutor named Hinckley | Cops & Courts |
The Wyoming State Bar alleges former Teton County Deputy Prosecutor Becket Hinckley violated seven rules during the prosecution of Josh Black’s aggravated assault case. — Read on http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/content/tncms/live/
#Forensics: Looking at the legal barriers to prove innocence. A bad defense lawyer cost me six years of freedom. I’m still waiting on my appeal 12 years later.
Chandra Bozelko explains why so many ineffective counsel appeals fail, even when they seemingly ought to succeed. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/bad-defense-lawyer-cost-me-six-years-freedom-i-m-ncna1094306
This cite contains forensics-related articles, books and databases. Impressive. https://sites.google.com/view/forensicscience-openaccess/home
Hiding evidence? Never….almost. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/02/nicholas-mcguffin-manslaughter-charge-leah-freeman-potentially-set-free/
Dana Delger ’10 works as a strategic litigator for the Innocence Project and fights against using flawed forensic evidence, like bite marks, in criminal cases. — Read on http://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2019/11/dana-delger-fights-to-keep-flawed-forensics-from-convicting-the-innocent These lawyers know how to talk science. No wonder the crime … Continue reading
#Forensics Getting Better. Ultrasensitive protein method ( might) let scientists ID someone from a single strand of hair | Science | AAAS
Heavily shedding criminals, beware — Read on http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/11/scientists-can-now-identify-someone-single-strand-hair
#Forensics: Contextual bias influences and weak forensic testing results leads to jury overestimation of guilt
When police lab results are weak or ambiguous, juries commonly use non science circumstances to increase its value. https://phys.org/news/2019-10-csi-current-impact-bias-crime.html
The opponents (i.e. prosecutors) to Dan’s methodology say that standards for minimum sample size and commercial profiling companies testing for inconsistencies and unreliabilities are not necessary. Of course they do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpPkmDeS3Dg
This time its the Journal of Forensic Sciences that gets the gong for publishing a one-sided example of fumbled assumptions and disconnected exaggerations abt mitochondrial DNA. https://www.kxan.com/news/jack-the-ripper-identity-questioned-by-texas-state-research-professor/
Hearings | Hearings & Legislation | House Committee on Science, Space and Technology — Read on science.house.gov/hearings/raising-the-bar-progress-and-future-needs-in-forensic-science Best minds in the business. Mostly female. Quite nice.