Category Archives: Dr. Michael West

Bite Mark Evidence: What You Should Know About This Debunked Science

Bite mark evidence has sent at least two dozen innocent people to prison. So why is this debunked forensic method still being used? — Read on http://www.innocenceproject.org/what-is-bite-mark-evidence-forensic-science/

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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: State Attorney: DNA exonerates man in 1983 Tampa murder

Adding to the long list of bitemarker mis IDs. The dentist claims that bitemarks still work for investigations. He has always been happy claiming he brought Ted Bundy “to justice.” The Innocence Project and Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s conviction … Continue reading

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Forensics: Notorious bitemark expert in Netflix documentary has a few words about his “science.”

The ex DA Forrest Allgood claims his “feelings” made him ignore the similarities of the multiple child murders in his jurisdiction. The “feeling” include his using a statement from a 7 year year old. He calls it “circumstantial evidence” of … Continue reading

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Forensics: Trump, the USDoJ and prosecutors have put a clamp on forensic science reform.

This article reveals how the reemergence of status quo government control of scientific review has overwhelmed state and US efforts to eradicate junk and outdated forensic practices. Dan Delgar at the NY Innocence Project explains how the effect of forensic … Continue reading

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Forensic bias dangers from police interactions

Notables discuss the interface between police and anyone examining crime scene evidence. Especially those folks working police crime labs. Recent cases of experts being influenced by police theories certainly highlights this as creating cognitive bias. It is very hard to … Continue reading

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2016 Top Ten Forensic Science Posts

The year’s most read posts from Forensics in Focus. Happy New Year. What is a partial forensic DNA “match”? Obstinate DA pursues new trial in William Richards’ case. PCAST: Forensic science reform gets knee-jerk backlash from law enforcement. Top 9 … Continue reading

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The Mississippi Sting operation that uncovered Michael West’s bitemark bunk

One of the extraordinary defense presentations at the recent EL Howard hearing in Columbus MS was given by the Honorable Chris Plourd (pictured above), the presiding Judge of Imperial County, CA Superior Court. Judge Plourd rose to the bench in … Continue reading

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Forensics: Focus on bitemark beliefs and “The Syndrome”

While spending nearly a full May 5th springtime time day listening to the “Country Dentist” Dr Michael West lavish a Mississippi courtroom with his god-like powers of forensic observation aided by a blue light flashlight, I began to reflect on … Continue reading

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Taking a look at forensic science fakery – The Country Dentist

Lets get real, the connection between rigorous multiple studies in forensic science and what is done “in the field” can be described as inconsistently applied. Ive been exposed to a single Journal of Forensic Science article from 1984 that was … Continue reading

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