Category Archives: expert testimony

Forensics: Interviewing a Senior Advisor on Forensic Science Policy ( Sarah Chu ) – Major Investigators

This podcast is hosted by a very bright 9yo! She puts Sarah C through her paces. SC has a very important job at the NYIP. Listen to this episode from Major Investigators on Spotify. In this episode, we have a … Continue reading

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Forensics: Baseline look at junk science through the deviance and failures of bitemark believers

Marvin Zalman’s interview on his LR article describing the “cognitive biases, deviance, and dissonance” of science deniers. It shocking they are still affiliated by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences — Podcast on excitedutterance.com/listen ___ Albany Law Review

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Forensics: More DA lies. Court California Supreme Court Tosses Kim Long’s Conviction

Kim was shockingly strong through out this Kudos to all CIPs. @ca_innocence In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court once and for all tossed out Kim Long’s murder conviction after a 17 year legal fight. — Read on californiainnocenceproject.org/2020/11/california-supreme-court-tosses-kim-longs-conviction/

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Forensics: OMG. Ballistics ID refused. A D.C. judge’s much-needed opinion on ‘junk science’ – The Washington Post

Ballistic IDs got seriously limited in this one. Judge says “no expert opinion without science to back it up.” You know, stuff abt accuracy and error rates. DAs and USDOJers say all is still good with police forensics. Not. Much … Continue reading

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Forensics: Anthropology Expert witness: Murdered 4-year-old Cleveland boy had defensive injuries when his remains were found

Very sad case. They all are. It was revealed in court Tuesday that a murdered 4-year-old Cleveland boy had broken bones consistent with defending himself when his remains were discovered. — Read on http://www.cleveland19.com/2020/10/27/expert-witness-murdered-year-old-cleveland-boy-had-defensive-injuries-when-his-remains-were-found/

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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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