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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: 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: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill them – Grits for Breakfast

Well then, may we presume they also control their “independent crime lab?” As in deep-sixing unfavorable crime scene evidence and “losing” police body cam vids. Grits for Breakfast: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill … Continue reading

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Forensics: Pro prosecution NYPD DNA Database Continues to Grow, Legal Aid Society Says

Despite the NYPD’s promise to reduce its DNA database, it has grown, the Legal Aid Society says. — Read on http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/07/02/nypd-dna-database-continues-to-grow-legal-aid-society-says

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Forensics” ‘I can’t breathe’: how America’s broken autopsy system can mask police violence

I also can add that the actual death scenes are closely supervised by the police rarely permiting timely access to death investigators. A pathologist I know in CA would allow Prosecutors to attend autopsies only if a Public Defender also … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another absolutely obsolete method. Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science

No mention of recovering salivary DNA in this one. Outdated references and no validity/reliability testing. Classic junk. Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science — Read on legaldesire.com/importance-of-cheiloscopy-in-forensic-science/

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Forensics: This is beyond stupid. OC Sheriff Officials Allegedly Broke Chain of Custody with Half of Their Golden State Killer EvidenceVoice of OC

OC Sheriff Officials Allegedly Broke Chain of Custody with Half of Their Golden State Killer EvidenceVoice of OC — Read on voiceofoc.org/2020/06/oc-sheriff-officials-allegedly-broke-chain-of-custody-with-half-of-their-golden-state-killer-evidence/

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Forensics: GA judge grants Columbus couple new trial in infant death

The long road to exoneration. The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed a Columbus couple’s convictions and life sentences in the 2008 death of their infant daughter. Ashley and Albert Debelbot were found guilty of murder in 2009. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: San Jose man not guilty in death-penalty child killing case

Its all about DNA mixture software interpretation. Sound familiar? San Jose man not guilty in death-penalty child killing case — Read on http://www.mercurynews.com/2020/06/19/death-penalty-case-jury-finds-san-jose-man-not-guilty-in-2016-child-killing/amp/

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Forensics: Drilling down on Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias

Too bad this has a purchase firewall. Abstract inly. — Read on pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

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