Category Archives: CSI

Forensics: DC crime lab might not fully regain accreditation until early 2022

It could be early 2022 before the embattled D.C. crime lab regains its full accreditation to perform forensic testing, the lab’s interim director told a panel of science advisers last week. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/07/dc-crime-lab-might-not-fully-regain-accreditation-until-early-2022/

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Forensics: DA and police misconduct = Hidden Costs: Liability Judgments for Wrongful Capital Prosecutions Cost Taxpayers in Death-Penalty States Hundreds of Millions of Dollars | Death Penalty Information Center

Now, as the number of murder exonerations mounts across the United States, a previously hidden cost is emerging: the cost of liability for police and… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/hidden-costs-liability-judgments-for-wrongful-capital-prosecutions-cost-taxpayers-in-death-penalty-states-hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars

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Forensics: A broken death investigation system. One year wait for the autopsy! Death of former Miss. representative pushes state’s crime lab delay issues to the forefront

Death of former Miss. representative pushes state’s crime lab delay issues to the forefront – FOX13 News Memphis — Read on http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/local/death-former-miss-representative-pushes-states-crime-lab-delay-issues-forefront/5D3THLRTBBEXRG4OEKNBMR4PN4/

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Forensics: “Autopsy of a bitemark case” convicting an innocent man. @theNAME1966

Of course the 2 dentists are ABFO members. csidds.com/2015/08/19/the-case-of-the-recaptured-bitemark-showing-how-judges-get-bamboozled/

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Forensics Australia: “Triad” absolutists vs lack of scientific data. Critique of baby shaking prosecutions raises troubling response

Forensic science practices and methodologies should not be allowed to continue without a rigorous independent review. — Read on http://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/critique-of-baby-shaking-prosecutions-raises-troubling-response-20210523-p57ubw.html

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Forensics Australia: Review of ‘junk’ forensic science in courts abandoned

More proof that in general, politics, government, and forensic science improvement are incompatible partners. Complaints about confused juries, junk science and possible miscarriages of justice prompted an investigation into forensic science, which has been shelved. — Read on http://www.smh.com.au/national/review-of-junk-forensic-science-in-courts-abandoned-20210520-p57thx.html

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Forensics: Staggering number of cases affected. The Massachusetts crime lab scandal is just the beginning.

In Massachusetts, it will take years to unravel the scope of such systemic errors. — Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/massachusetts-crime-lab-houston-forensic-science.html

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Forensics: Fake police field testing. Bogus cocaine charge led to exoneration and now, a lawsuit against Buffalo

In a Buffalo News article in September, Morgan Eaton called his arrest in March 2020 a case study in driving while Black. — Read on buffalonews.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: Discussion: How to Avoid Mistakes and Bias. When Forensic Evidence Convicts the Innocent

When Forensic Evidence Convicts the Innocent | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/05/03/when-forensic-evidence-convicts-the-innocent/

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Forensics: Blood spatter flies backwards! Reversal of blood droplet flight predicted, captured in experiments:

To search for answers about how blood droplets from a gunshot wound can reverse direction while in flight, researchers explored the influence of propellant gases on blood backspatter. They report using numeric modeling to capture the behavior of gun muzzle … Continue reading

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