Category Archives: Bad Forensic Science

Forensics: 1/2 of women prisoners are indigenous. Senators call for exoneration of 12 Indigenous women who endured ‘systemic inequality’ in Canada’s criminal justice system

In a report released Monday, Senators Dawn Anderson, Yvonne Boyer and Kim Pate call for an exoneration of 12 Indigenous women, who they say have endured a pattern of discrimination, inequality and violence within the criminal justice system — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Innocence Project’s M. Chris Fabricant On ‘Junk Science’

Read about M. Chris Fabricant’s book Junk Science and the “American Criminal Justice System.” Fabricant is director of strategic litigation at the Innocence Project. — Read on http://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/innocence-project-m-chris-fabricant-junk-science-qa

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Forensics: “Mental illness” theorist Dr. Paul McHugh’s Junk Science Fuels Religious Right’s Longtime Attack on Trans Rights

GOP & Conservative Christians Attacking Transgender Youth Across The Country Unless you’ve been taking a deep dive into the increasing attacks on transgender and gender non-conforming people, the name Paul McHugh will not likely ring any bells. Dr…. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police blood pattern experts. Can Forensic Science Be Trusted?

A bloodstain expert’s testimony helped put him in prison. But can forensic science be trusted? — Read on http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/06/how-reliable-is-forensic-science/629632/

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Forensics: Junk science. ‘Hurricane Gun:’ Trump Asked if China Was Launching Storms at U.S. – Rolling Stone

He watches too many super hero flicks. — Read on http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-hurricane-gun-china-world-war-1350638/

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Forensics: Police arson opinion “divorced from science.” After multiple appeals, Claude Garrett Sees Murder by Arson Conviction Overturned

Thirty years after a fatal fire sent Garrett to prison for life, a judge vacated his conviction, opening the door to his release. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/05/07/claude-garrett-murder-arson-conviction-overturned/

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Forensics: ‘Making an Exoneree’: Georgetown University Documentaries Highlight Wrongful Convictions

News4’s Jackie Bensen takes us to the screening made possible by a group of university students. It’s a series of documentaries that re-examine the cases of… — Read on http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/making-an-exoneree-georgetown-university-documentaries-highlight-wrongful-convictions/3043222/

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Forensics: Australia. How did we fall for the junk science of forensics?

US described as “bitemark crazy.” I grew up in the golden age of forensic science, at a time when expert witnesses were becoming celebs, each with their special little area of crimebusting… — Read on http://www.spectator.com.au/2022/05/how-fact-killed-my-belief-in-forensics/

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Forensics: Despite exoneration cases debunking these opinions, all a judge needs is a bite mark, a forensic dentist, and a heinous murder: how junk science ruins innocent lives.

Charles McCrory has spent decades in prison for the murder of his wife, convicted on the strength of bite mark evidence. The problem? CSI-style forensics is bad science — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/28/forensics-bite-mark-junk-science-charles-mccrory-chris-fabricant

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Forensics: False witness testimony and coerced confessions mixed with ‘Junk’ Forensic Science Lands Thousands of Innocents in Prison

The dawning realization that junk science might have put a vast number of innocent people behind bars has prompted the Innocence Project to widen the net of cases that it takes on. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/04/28/junk-forensic-science-lands-thousands-of-innocents-in-prison/

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