Category Archives: criminal justice

Forensics: 1/2 of women prisoners are indigenous. Senators call for exoneration of 12 Indigenous women who endured ‘systemic inequality’ in Canada’s criminal justice system

In a report released Monday, Senators Dawn Anderson, Yvonne Boyer and Kim Pate call for an exoneration of 12 Indigenous women, who they say have endured a pattern of discrimination, inequality and violence within the criminal justice system — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police blood pattern experts. Can Forensic Science Be Trusted?

A bloodstain expert’s testimony helped put him in prison. But can forensic science be trusted? — Read on http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/06/how-reliable-is-forensic-science/629632/

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Forensics: ‘Making an Exoneree’: Georgetown University Documentaries Highlight Wrongful Convictions

News4’s Jackie Bensen takes us to the screening made possible by a group of university students. It’s a series of documentaries that re-examine the cases of… — Read on http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/making-an-exoneree-georgetown-university-documentaries-highlight-wrongful-convictions/3043222/

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Forensics: Taxpayers must pay. Pardoned Chicago man reaches $7.5M settlement

A Chicago man who was pardoned after spending more than seven years in prison for an armed robbery he didn’t commit has reached a $7.5 million settlement with a northern Indiana city and former police officers — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/attorney-pardoned-chicago-man-reaches-75m-settlement/2022/05/04/ebdfbf58-cbd0-11ec-b7ee-74f09d827ca6_story.html

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Forensics: The queen of crime-solving | Forensic science

The long read: Forensic scientist Angela Gallop has helped to crack many of the UK’s most notorious murder cases. But today she fears the whole field – and justice itself – is at risk — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/mar/24/queen-of-crime-solving-angela-gallop-forensic-science

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Forensics: and police in the same building. Critics Say Broward County’s New Forensic Science Center Is a Conflict of Interest

Critics say housing the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory and the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services in the planned Broward County Forensic Science Center could lead to conflicts of interest — particularly when investigations involve deaths … Continue reading

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Forensics: How Genealogical DNA works.

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Forensics: What is an expert and what to do about it.

A good read about how Daubert expert evidence rules have been misapplied by 100 of judges. New Rule 702 might help. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bloomberg-law-analysis/analysis-say-goodbye-to-daubert-motion-hello-to-new-rule-702/?utm_source=Email_Share

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Forensics: Genealogical DNA helps solve 1995 cold case in Kitsap County

Othram labs helped Kitsap County detectives identify the suspect in the 1995 killing of 61-year-old Patricia Lorraine Barnes. — Read on http://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/dna-1995-cold-case-homicide-kitsap-county/281-2a180bd2-66e0-4000-bd06-7d566848e651

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Forensics: Touch DNA. Can a fingerprint be pulled off fabric?

Touch DNA is developed from skin cells. The method of collecting the DNA carries the same scientific standard of evidence as any other form of collection. — Read on http://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/6/14/22462332/touch-dna-found-on-clothing-helps-police-find-gropers-after-breakthrough-utah-case

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