Category Archives: CSI

Forensics: More than half of all wrongful criminal convictions are caused by government misconduct, study finds – The Washington Post

Plus forensic evidence provided by junk or exaggerating “experts.” Their mistakes are largely ignored by their fancy titled colleagues. Undoing their harmful effects takes decades or may be impossible. Many factors contribute to wrongful convictions of people, including withholding evidence … Continue reading

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Forensics: As wrongfully imprisoned man is exonerated, attorneys announce launch of bite-mark conviction reviews | Florida

The bitemarker American Board of Bitemarks (sic: Forensic Odontology) has lied in promising to assist in these ne novo conviction reviews. They actually have purged their “hidden” records. 2x. A bunch of creeps. I can’t fathom why the Medical Examiner … Continue reading

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Forensics: San Francisco District Attorney To Probe Forensic Lab Analyst’s Work

The lab guy was arrested and an evidence bag from the SFPD crime lab. He had 8 years of crime lab casework that will be reviewed for mismanagement or worse. SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Read on http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/District-Attorney-To-Probe-Forensic-Lab-Analyst-s-15561768.php

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Forensics: The controversial company using DNA to sketch the faces of criminals

Typical situation. Privacy vs police. Parabon Nanolabs shot to fame using DNA and genealogy analysis to solve cold cases. Then it had to change tack. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02545-5

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Forensics: Another bitemarker conviction gets vacated.

courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO148586.pdf This case from MS has taken over 25 to litigate for Eddie Lee Howard. Read about the famous flim flam artist Dr. Michael West talk about own brilliance. Kudos to all!!

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Forensics: App created by Clemson researcher uses photos of dead bodies, roadkill to help forensic teams determine time of death | Clemson University News and Stories, South Carolina

Im not sure about the “near instant” part. A new smartphone app developed by a Clemson researcher is designed to aid coroners and forensic teams in determining time of death by improving the understanding of body decomposition. The app allows … Continue reading

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Forensics: Locards paradigm rebuffed. Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact

Fibers transfer without contact. LCN (low cell number) DNA needs similar studies. Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact — Read on phys.org/news/2020-08-forensic-textile-fibres-absence-contact.html

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Forensics: The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists. — Read on theintercept.com/2020/08/12/blueleaks-law-enforcement-police-lie-detection/

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Forensics India: Bitemarks In The Dock: The Questions We Are Not Asking

The article restates what has been done in the US debunking bitemarkers and recommends adoption of same in India. Also, the author says many Indian courts and prosectors still demand bitemark pattern evidence continue to be used. This is similar … Continue reading

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Forensics: A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

The insidious creep of junk forensics. Much like US medical examiners being forced to hire ABFO bitemarkers in order to be certified by TheName.org A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned … Continue reading

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