Category Archives: expert testimony

Forensics: New experts named for lawsuit challenging school mask rules

You gotta take a look at the Plantiffs esteemed experts. The first guy believes in herd immunity. The other says mask-wearing causes tooth decay. Fascinating stuff, these experts. New experts named for lawsuit challenging school mask rules — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: Errors galore. Fingerprint error rate on close non‐matches – Koehler – – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Up to 28%. Ouch. That enters into the relam of less than scientifically reliable. Right? These seem to falsify what the US DOJ’s perpeual claims that they “never have had a mis-identification.” Fingerprint error rate on close non‐matches – Koehler … Continue reading

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Forensics: ‘CSI effect’ remains a myth, retired judge says on 20th anniversary of popular forensic science show

Good read from the ABA Journal Apparently, prosecutors use it as an excuse when they lose a criminal case. — Read on http://www.abajournal.com/columns/article/csi-effect-remains-a-myth-says-retired-judge-on-20th-anniversary-of-popular-forensic-science-show

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Forensics: Fudging the data results from (Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science – ScienceDirect

Jeez. This sure looks look no one took a class on experimental design at the FBI Academy. If one even exists. What an embarrassment. (Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X20300553

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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: Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence – Garrett – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library

Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence – Garrett – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1556-4029.14323

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Forensics: World-famous sleuth Henry Lee takes a hit as Charges dismissed against men convicted in 1985 murder

His visual determination of blood spatter led to 30 years in prison x 2. Ralph “Ricky” Birch and Shawn Henning were convicted in the Dec. 1, 1985, slashing death of 65-year-old Everett Carr. — Read on http://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/case-dismissed-men-convicted-1985-new-milford-murder/520-a0533506-f666-4521-8743-126f6936cf46

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Forensics: Legal battle over notorious medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe

Legal battle over medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe — Read on http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/07/14/legal-battle-over-medical-examiner-track-record/2W7xARLPIYTw2OXFR2RaLI/story.html

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Forensics: Floyd’s autopsy makes medical examiner a rare target of anger – StarTribune.com

As usual, the politicos screwed the pooch on this. Prosecutors’ release of Dr. Andrew Baker’s preliminary findings highlighting other factors in George Floyd’s death led to a storm of criticism that defense attorneys say is unfair. — Read on http://www.startribune.com/floyd-s-autopsy-makes-medical-examiner-a-rare-target-of-anger/571343522/

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Forensics: Drilling down on Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias

Too bad this has a purchase firewall. Abstract inly. — Read on pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

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