Category Archives: CSI

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: How is this considered reliable? Should a dog’s sniff be enough to convict a person of murder? | Science | AAAS

Should a dog’s sniff be enough to convict a person of murder? | Science | AAAS — Read on http://www.science.org/content/article/should-dog-s-sniff-be-enough-convict-person-murder

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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: Crime scene investigation. Jan. 6 rioters targeted Capitol’s unreinforced windows

Two windows and two doors used by Jan. 6 rioters were among only a few that weren’t reinforced during a Capitol security upgrade that started in 2017. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-10-04/jan-6-rioters-exploited-little-known-capitol-weak-spots-a-handful-of-unreinforced-windows

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Forensics: JFS Journal Editor Calls Out ‘Emotional’ Response to Controversial Study

This review highlights the dirty tricks in use by some forensic ‘scientists’ and the “premier” Medical Examiners Association @theNAME1966, apparently insulted over independent research into their cognitive bias. (The Circumstantial type). Despicable. Journal Editor Calls Out ‘Emotional’ Response to Controversial … Continue reading

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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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Forensics: After flubbing a massive loss of Dallas police evidence, city manager reveals new policies

How’s that for a chain of custody violation? City manager runs the police database? After electronic evidence went missing in the spring, Broadnax vows to inform people sooner and implements more protections for transferring data. — Read on http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/08/16/dallas-city-manager-tc-broadnax-admits-he-could-have-communicated-better-about-deleted-police-data/

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Forensics: Law Prof Maneka Sinha pulls no punches. What’s Wrong with Forensic Science? Everything. “Junk dressed up as scientific analysis.”

One word for this law review paper. WOW!! 👏 What’s Wrong with Forensic Science? Everything, Says Paper | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/08/11/whats-wrong-with-forensic-science-everything-says-paper/

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Forensics: US Courts and Prosecutors recent history of resisting forensic reforms.

http://www.law360.com/articles/1261492/why-courts-still-lag-behind-on-forensic-science

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Forensics: Dubious Death of Texas Man at Cancun Resort Ruled an Accident But Family Says Post-Mortem Photos Raise More Questions

Just hours after Elijah Snow and his wife Jamie arrived at Royalton Chic Suites, where they planned to celebrate 10 years of marriage, Elijah’s body was discovered wedged inside a tiny window at a nearby resort. — Read on http://www.insideedition.com/death-of-texas-man-at-cancun-resort-ruled-an-accident-but-family-says-post-mortem-photos-raise-more

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