Category Archives: criminal justice reform

Forensics: Itel Dror called out bias in forensics. He’s been blasted by those he studied. The National Association of Medical Examiners.

http://www.science.org/content/article/forensic-experts-biased-scientists-claims-spark-outrage

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Forensics: Despite exoneration cases debunking these opinions, all a judge needs is a bite mark, a forensic dentist, and a heinous murder: how junk science ruins innocent lives.

Charles McCrory has spent decades in prison for the murder of his wife, convicted on the strength of bite mark evidence. The problem? CSI-style forensics is bad science — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/28/forensics-bite-mark-junk-science-charles-mccrory-chris-fabricant

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Forensics: False witness testimony and coerced confessions mixed with ‘Junk’ Forensic Science Lands Thousands of Innocents in Prison

The dawning realization that junk science might have put a vast number of innocent people behind bars has prompted the Innocence Project to widen the net of cases that it takes on. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/04/28/junk-forensic-science-lands-thousands-of-innocents-in-prison/

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Forensics: See Chris Fabricants new book! Ketanji Brown Jackson: why it matters for science that a former public defender could serve on the Supreme Court.

The author of a new book explains how junk evidence rules criminal trials. — Read on slate.com/technology/2022/04/ketanji-brown-jackson-forensic-science-public-defender.html

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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: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Fabricant, M. Chris: Amazon.com

Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_

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Forensics: Another bitemark “ID.” Man says he’s innocent of murder. Should prosecutors help?

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Gary Cannon held back tears when a Pinellas-Pasco judge… — Read on http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Man-says-he-s-innocent-of-murder-Should-16950711.php

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Forensics: “Shaken baby syndrome is ok.” Judge denies appeal for death row inmate in Anderson County

Roberson’s lawyers also made claims that false testimony was made during the 2003 trial; however, Evans denied these assertions in her review. — Read on http://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/judge-denies-recommending-east-texas-death-row-inmates-appeal-exoneration-new-trial/501-39bfdd8e-b687-4065-9b34-25b60c320e6c

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Forensics: More gibberish from a DA on “what is science.” Uses typical lawyer objections about “caselaw.” Request for re-testing DNA from West Memphis Three murder scene denied

Crittenden County Prosecuting Attorney Keith Chrestman said there is little evidence that M-Vac is a scientifically sound method and would alter the DNA evidence in the case. — Read on http://www.actionnews5.com/2022/02/09/request-re-testing-dna-west-memphis-three-murder-scene-denied/

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Forensics: Hair. Another Lawyer passes the buck. AG Stein defends science that sent innocent men to prison in interview

Attorney General Josh Stein defended a science that has sent at least four innocent men to prison in North Carolina. Stein refused to answer WBTV’s questions on camera for nearly a year. But that changed in early February. — Read … Continue reading

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