Category Archives: expert testimony

Forensics: Kudos to Liliana Segura! Conviction Review Unit Finds It ‘Impossible to Maintain Confidence’ in ’93 Arson Conviction

DA supports vacating murder conviction for Tennessee Innocence Project client Claude Garrett — Read on http://www.nashvillescene.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: Defense strategy fails. Judge denies motion to dismiss medical examiner and anthro testimony in Zutten Murder trial

One wonders if the defense lacked funds to get their own experts. Thats up to the judge to grant. Issues are manner and time of death opinions. Judge denies motion to dismiss medical examiner testimony in Zutten Murder trial — … Continue reading

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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: Not sooth-saying? Graphology predictions. Signature and handwriting can reveal one’s personality’ | Nagpur News – Times of India

Handwriting, like nature’s law, is unique to an individual. — Read on timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/signature-and-handwriting-can-reveal-ones-personality/articleshow/85336713.cms

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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: DC crime lab might not fully regain accreditation until early 2022

It could be early 2022 before the embattled D.C. crime lab regains its full accreditation to perform forensic testing, the lab’s interim director told a panel of science advisers last week. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/07/dc-crime-lab-might-not-fully-regain-accreditation-until-early-2022/

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Forensic examination: Unhappy bitemarkers in OZ. The case for a criminal review commission in Australia

Uneasy about improper use of their discipline, forensics experts call for an appeals body to protect against miscarriages of justice — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/jul/18/forensic-examination-the-case-for-a-criminal-review-commission-in-australia

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Forensics: Low proficiency experts’ juror effects explored. Insights: Juror Appraisals of Forensic Science Evidence – @CSAFE

Insights: Juror Appraisals of Forensic Science Evidence – Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence — Read on forensicstats.org/blog/2020/10/10/insights-juror-appraisals-of-forensic-science-evidence/

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Forensics: How a Sharp-Eyed Scientist Became Biology’s Image Detective | The New Yorker

Using just her eyes and memory, Elisabeth Bik has single-handedly identified thousands of studies containing potentially doctored scientific images. — Read on http://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/how-a-sharp-eyed-scientist-became-biologys-image-detective

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Forensics: Exonerated Defendants Lost 25,000 Years to Wrongful Imprisonment

Exonerated Defendants Lost 25,000 Years to Wrongful Imprisonment | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/06/15/exonerated-defendants-lost-25000-years-to-wrongful-imprisonment/

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