Category Archives: criminal justice reform

Forensics: The Failed ‘Triad”of Shaken Baby Theorists. Ohio babysitter convicted of 2002 death of child released, charges dismissed

Ohio babysitter convicted of 2002 death of child released, charges dismissed — Read on http://www.cleveland.com/nation/2021/10/ohio-babysitter-convicted-of-2002-death-of-child-released-charges-dismissed.html

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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: Opinion | Thousands of missed police killings prove we must address systemic bias in forensic science

I wonder what antics this will produce from the US National Asso of Medical Examiners? A new study concludes that, over nearly 40 years, medical examiners and coroners undercounted police killings by more than half. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/15/medical-examiners-forensics-bias-police-killings/

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Forensics: This is huge!Law reforms compensation process for those who are wrongly convicted.

The CA comp board has been obstructionist in processing these claims via DA influences since its inception. Law reforms compensation process for those who are wrongly convicted – Santa Barbara News-Press — Read on newspress.com/law-reforms-compensation-process-for-those-who-are-wrongly-convicted/

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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: 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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Forensics: UK review of 9 years after the FSS shutdown. The Risks of Doing Forensics on the Cheap

The Risks of Doing Forensics on the Cheap | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/09/22/the-perils-of-doing-forensics-on-the-cheap/

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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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