Category Archives: criminal justice

Forensics: Judges should listen to ‘Why Defense Forensics Experts Matter’

The presentation of forensic evidence is typically one-sided in many US criminal courts. — Read on http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/law-and-psychology/202104/why-defense-forensics-experts-matter

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Forensics: Fingerprints looking into mistake prevention and cognitive safeguards. Good info for all CSI types.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7237548/pdf/41235_2020_Article_223.pdf

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Forensics: Looking at years of forensic quality issues, D.C. agencies to launch post-conviction reviews in light of crisis at Department of Forensic Sciences – The Washington Post

Almost a decade ago, this lab lost its “independence” from law enforcement control, and the police/DA/mayor bunch took over. It has gone down hill ever since. The department lost its accreditation in May and recently came under fire for alleged … Continue reading

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Forensics: #ForensicOdontology Another victim of America’s greatest forensics fraudster has been exonerated – The Washington Post

Radley Balko has co-authored with Tucker Carrington ‘The Cadver King and the Country Dentist.” This WP piece is just a glimpse into how courts keep supporting over-reaching and fradulent “forensic scientists.” The number of experts who can claim to have … Continue reading

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Forensics: A deep dive. What happens to troubled prosecutors? New ‘extraordinary’ deposition reveals the answer

Most of us have certain minimal requirements to keep our jobs. When we don’t meet those requirements, there are consequences. What if your boss publicly admitted that you had a — Read on http://www.kctv5.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: Early review finds 900+ cases where debunked ‘hair matching science’ was used by prosecutors

35,000 cases to review. Case data going back to the 1980s. One underfunded and unmotivated State Attorney General is interviewed in this story. The FBI Director wrote a 2016 letter saying their hair experts were giving false testimony in these … Continue reading

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Forensics: DNA in murder case sits in Denver crime lab for 11 months

Family asking for public help. Crime lab output delays are unacceptable. A father is making an emotional plea and putting up $25,000 of his own money to help find his son’s killer. He is also asking the Problem Solvers to … Continue reading

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Forensics: Online CLE & MCLE | A Failure of Forensics

A Failure of Forensics. A CLE and MCLE accredited interview with Professor Brandon Garrett and Dr. Peter Stout — Read on http://www.talksonlaw.com/talks/a-failure-in-forensics

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Forensixs: Alan Braid, Texas abortion doctor, sued by a felon in Arkansas over ban

Alan Braid admitted to performing an abortion that is illegal under new Texas law. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/texas-abortion-doctor-sued/2021/09/20/f5ab5c56-1a1c-11ec-bcb8-0cb135811007_story.html

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Forensics: Moral turpitude violations. Waving Assault Rifles At People Isn’t Good For Your Law License – Above the Law

Waving Assault Rifles At People Isn’t Good For Your Law License – Above the Law — Read on abovethelaw.com/2021/09/waving-assault-rifles-at-people-isnt-good-for-your-law-license/amp/

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