Category Archives: Forensic Dentistry
Interesting look at how pattern analysts collaborate and critique their differences. Their collegial culture is impressive. Photoshop tools are a great improvement in visualizing and recording features. My bitemark cronies were exposed to these methods 20 years ago. The difference … Continue reading
Forensics: Grits for Breakfast: Tarrant medical examiner who led Forensic Science Commission found to have misled jury in murder case
Good look at the different layers of resistance within attempts to improve forensic outcomes. Grits for Breakfast: Tarrant medical examiner who led Forensic Science Commission found to have misled jury in murder case — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2021/04/tarrant-medical-examiner-who-led.html
Read about the dark side of wrongful convictions. Multiple podcasts. Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit … Continue reading
Interview by Brandon Garrett
Forensics: What’s wrong with crime labs = DC mayor defends crime lab but says she wants issues ‘fully investigated’
What the heck does a mayor know about forensics? Politics, police and forensics is a hot mess of conflicts and agendas. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she wants concerns about the operations of the District’s Department of Forensic Sciences “fully … Continue reading
Forensics: Coverup penalties. National forensics board suspends accreditation of District’s crime lab
The DC lab has been hiding things. ANSI accreditation has teeth. All its units have been shutdown. This lab is seriously compromised. 10 years ago it was praised for its independence from police management. The lab’s DNA unit temporarily suspended … Continue reading
Forensics: Hurray for Ernie Jackson! Forensic odontologist called in to help identify skeletal remains
Ernie goes back as far as I do in forensic odont. A real standout. He is the first board certified Black US forensic dentist. Here is a video interview with Ernie talking about a recent case.
Forensics: “Excited delerium” strategy in the #GeorgeFloyd trial. It a common police tactic in custody deaths. Here are the medical facts.
Forensics: The race to decide which world leader has the worst pandemic record. The competition is fierce.
Too many candidates are vying for membership in the covid-19 hall of shame. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/30/which-world-leader-has-worst-pandemic-record-competition-is-fierce/
Cases like this are still being litigated by the Innocence Project. Eddie Lee Howard was just recently exonerated. Over 20 years on Parchman’s deathe row. DAs continue to argue these “masters of forensic dentistry” are legitimate. reason.com/2009/05/15/a-forensics-charlatan-gets-cau/