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Forensics: Police arresting elementary school kids an ongoing horror. Disabled and minority kids 5x more likely to be handcuffed.
Forensics: Bitemarks take another hit in 2022. Why Is Bad Science Allowed in the Courtroom? | Psychology Today
A new report finds that a well-known forensic technique is unscientific. — Read on http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-do-you-know/202210/why-is-bad-science-allowed-in-the-courtroom
Forensics: Awesome. Marvel chairman commits millions for Cardozo law school to fight faulty forensics.
From bite marks to blood spatter, a New York law school wants to train current and future attorneys about forensic evidence and the ways it can be misused in the courtroom. — Read on http://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindustry/marvel-chairman-commits-millions-law-school-fight-faulty-forensics-2022-10-27/
Forensics: Only 72% of exonerated are compensated. Will Adnan Syed be compensated for his time in prison?
After being exonerated and leaving prison, another battle often begins: Getting paid for lost time. Some people receive millions, others get nothing. — Read on http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/10/23/adnan-syed-exoneration-compensation/10528473002/
More than 3,200 Americans have been wrongfully convicted in recent decades, more than half of them because forensic science has been misapplied, or worse, the evidence is false. — Read on http://www.hubcityspokes.com/state-features-documents/mcir-junk-science-tilts-justice-against-those-charged-crimes-6352dadce9434
Forensics: Judges and DAs don’t care. A Star Witness Recanted. But Tasha Shelby is Still Imprisoned for ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ Junk-Science. – The Appeal
A Star Witness Recanted. But Tasha Shelby is Still Imprisoned for ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ Junk-Science. – The Appeal — Read on theappeal.org/tasha-shelby-shaken-baby-syndrome-junk-science/
They spent 26 years on Mississippi’s death row for murders they did not commit — only to walk free last year. They are far from alone. — Read on mississippitoday.org/2022/10/11/black-americans-wrongfully-convicted/
Forensics: I Told You So. Forensic Bitemark Analysis Not Supported by Sufficient Data, NIST Draft Review Finds | NIST
NIST scientific foundation reviews address issues of accuracy, reliability and validity in forensic science. — Read on http://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2022/10/forensic-bitemark-analysis-not-supported-sufficient-data-nist-draft-review