Category Archives: Bad Forensic Science

The Innocence Files season 1, episode 2 recap: The Truth Will Defend Me

Forensics: Episode 2 of Netflix series The Innocence Files looks at the freeing of 2 innocent suspects, faulty bitemark evidence, and a prison with historical links to slavery. — Read on showsnob.com/2020/05/12/the-innocence-files-season-1-episode-2-recap/ The Bundy dentist’s opinion in the 1979 trial … Continue reading

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Forensics: Judge and DA both reject bitemarker expertise. Not the first rodeo for the ABFO dentist and his floundering dental colleagues of the American Academy of Forensic Science.

This judge is very clear that the original prosecutor’s use of a bitemarker’s opinion convicted an innocent woman. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/georgia-woman-freed-from-prison-over-flawed-bitemark-evidence/85-88f98a25-4bca-42f2-976b-1119738f1ca8

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Forensics: Statisticians win $20 million to address shoddy forensic science methods | Science | AAAS

Forensics is full of shoddy attitudes and presumption. Self policing lab opines is cloaked in hidden algorithms and 2 week training courses. This Funding will extend 5-year-old effort to make crime-solving techniques more rigorous — Read on http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/statisticians-win-20-million-address-shoddy-forensic-science-methods

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Forensics: Covid19 coverup in Florida. Death stats muted by Governor deSantis redacting efforts.

This governor is a notorious dumbass. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242552796.html

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Forensics: Trump, the USDoJ and prosecutors have put a clamp on forensic science reform.

This article reveals how the reemergence of status quo government control of scientific review has overwhelmed state and US efforts to eradicate junk and outdated forensic practices. Dan Delgar at the NY Innocence Project explains how the effect of forensic … Continue reading

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Forensics: junk science leading the scams about #COVID-19 “cure.”

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Forensics: After Slow Start, State to Probe 81 Convictions Involving Debunked Hair Analysis – Oklahoma Watch

49 states to go. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is working with district attorneys and others to examine 81 cases for possible wrongful conviction due to use of microscopic hair analysis, a debunked science. — Read on oklahomawatch.org/2020/03/10/after-slow-start-state-to-probe-81-convictions-involving-debunked-hair-analysis/

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Forensics: A DC judge calls out police junk forensics – then limits expert ballistic evidence.

A rare look into a judge doing his job by using scientific principles to reject decades-long use of exaggerated bullet matching assumptions. Good summation of issues by Radley Balko at WaPo. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/28/dc-judge-issues-much-needed-opinion-junk-science/

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Forensics: Bogus pattern matching in Australia leads back to the US FBI

Using science to correct false convictions goes on around the world. In Aussieland, this man spent 25 years in prison due to a “1/1,000 match” from a single hair. https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/02/why-is-courtroom-science-so-unscientific/

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Forensics: A “cavalier”and long-time shaken baby expert will not admit his decades of misdiagnoses. 

Dr. Steiner’s “Saving the kids” mantra was later adopted by the bitemarkers.  https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/investigations/3news-investigates-science-behind-shaken-baby-cases-under-attack/95-049076b8-261c-41d7-87b2-a631864b2e6f

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