Category Archives: Bad Forensic Science

Forensics: 51 prisoners will have their cases reviewed for potential wrongful convictions over hair analysis | Colorado Public Radio

Only 49 states to go. Investigators and lawyers will look at convictions between 1976 and 1995, where the prisoners are still alive and currently serving sentences. — Read on http://www.cpr.org/2021/11/29/51-prisoners-will-have-their-cases-reviewed-for-potential-wrongful-convictions-over-hair-analysis/

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Forensics Australia: Murder lab ‘train wreck’ in Shandee Blackburn case and implicates many more botched DNA cases.

This articcle goes deep into prolonged mismanagement of crime lab processing in Queensland. Renowned forensic scientist Dr Kirsty Wright knows well the importance of putting aside emotion during her sometimes harrowing job. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-25/forensic-biologist-labels-shandee-blackburn-investigation-wreck/100650606 — Read on http://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/murder-lab-train-wreck-in-shandee-blackburn-case/news-story/738939fc0249f19371e136c4d48076b1

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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: NC State Crime Lab, attorney general, defends exposed forensic science that sent innocent men to jail

Absolute double-talk from this crime lab manager. The state Attorney General is in hiding. CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A forensic science that sent four innocent men to jail in North Carolina is being defended by North Carolina’s Attorney General Josh … Continue reading

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Forensics: Go Chris P. and Brandon G! Problems in San Diego crime lab come to light in audits and internal documents

This lab would not pass muster by a vetinerary care agency. Why are substandard practices in police crime labs ignored? Years of audits and internal reports document problems at the county crime lab. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-21/security-san-diego-crime-lab

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Forensics: Few are overturned. Even fewer are exonerated. No new science because there never was any science to begin with. Overturned abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome convictions in the United States

Overturned abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome convictions in the United States: Prevalence, legal basis, and medical evidence – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S014521342100449X

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Forensics: Police planting drugs leads to Exonerations tied to corrupt Chicago Police Officer Ronald Watts

Hundreds of cases!! What might be Cook County’s largest mass exoneration comes after 87 people already had convictions connected to former Sgt. Ronald Watts tossed. — Read on http://www.wbez.org/stories/exonerations-tied-to-corrupt-chicago-police-officer-ronald-watts/b75e9a7b-9a75-4412-9b00-4e1a664b6da6

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Forensics: Shady Ivermectin-COVID-19 study retracted; authors blame file mixup – Retraction Watch

The authors of this study blame a research assistant. Data results were faked. — Read on retractionwatch.com/2021/11/02/ivermectin-covid-19-study-retracted-authors-blame-file-mixup/

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Forensics: Major story. FBI Tampering? Ex-FBI Forensic Examiner, Dr. James Richard Kiper takes on cyber fraud over doctored FBI exhibits.

Very interesting read. FBI Tampering? Suneel’s Expert – FBI Forensic Examiner Dr. James Richard Kiper – ‘the Real McCoy’ – Maybe Top Expert in Nation – Frank Report — Read on frankreport.com/2021/11/02/fbi-tampering-suneels-expert-fbi-forensic-examiner-dr-james-richard-kiper-the-real-mccoy-maybe-top-expert-in-nation/

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Forensic misconduct: Retraction of a peer reviewed article suggests ongoing problems within Australian forensic science

A story about forensic bigwigs eating their young and journal editors quivering in fear. — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X21000784

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