Category Archives: CSI

Forensics: Despite failed field tests, UK police praise facial IDs from street cams.

Here’s a quick look at police “cart before the horse” attitudes on forensics. https://telecoms.com/502056/london-police-push-forward-with-controversial-facial-recognition-tech/

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Forensics: Lie detector flimflam in the US 🤯

No better than guessing. Still in use by you know who.  https://www.wired.com/story/inside-polygraph-job-screening-black-mirror/

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Forensics: How a one week training course can make you a blood pattern expert. Bitemarkers do it in 2 days.

Judges still can’t figure out what is junk testimony. Take a look at the history of the spatter experts rise to fame. The bite people only needed Ted Bundy to become famous crime-fighters. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/31/magazine/bloodstain-pattern-analysis-timeline.html

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Forensics: Another lesson on not trusting convictions. 42,000 pages of undisclosed evidence

Another chapter about rigged prosecutions ending in a death sentence. The blame lies with DAs and the police. A new DA led to this new review. https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-da-larry-krasner-exoneration-christopher-williams-theophalis-wilson-20200106.html

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Forensics: Another lesson on not trusting convictions. 42,000 pages of undisclosed evidence

Another chapter about rigged prosecutions ending in a death sentence. The blame lies with DAs and the police. A new DA led to this new review. https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-da-larry-krasner-exoneration-christopher-williams-theophalis-wilson-20200106.html

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#Forensics: Faked cop ballistics may lead to review of 4K convictions. 

Faked credentials and forgery in another State crime lab. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/-safety/firearms-expert-forged-signatures-on-lab-reports-maryland-state-police-say/2019/12/28/67b49116-1c34-11ea-87f7-f2e91143c60d_story.html

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#Forensics: open-access forensic science information sources. Its FREE😀

This cite contains forensics-related articles, books and databases. Impressive. https://sites.google.com/view/forensicscience-openaccess/home

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Forensics: A compendium on the failure of the US death penalty. 

On societal, legal and moral grounds. By Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith.  https://theintercept.com/series/the-condemned/

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#FORENSICS: When the crime scene evidence never gets to the crime lab. Sadly, both are managed by the same people. Says alot about the future of cop DNA testing.

From the great state of Orange County, California. https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article237862684.html

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#Forensics: Errors in fingerprinting matches get some air time. Training and low standards a major focus.

One major issue in the fingerprinting world is how court testimony of these experts can mislead juries to expect mis-matches never occur. https://theintercept.com/2019/11/29/fingerprint-examination-proficiency-test-forensic-science/

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