Category Archives: Bad Forensic Science

Forensics: Politicians to blame. Audit details failures of DC’s Department of Forensic Sciences

An audit of D.C.’s Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) found that the department failed to “operate as an independent part of the justice system.” — Read on http://www.fox5dc.com/news/audit-details-failures-of-dcs-department-of-forensic-sciences

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Forensics: Australia. Crime Lab ‘Bungle.’ What could happen next amid the DNA lab bungle investigation

What could happen next amid the DNA lab bungle investigation — Read on http://www.4bc.com.au/what-could-happen-next-amid-the-dna-lab-bungle-investigation/

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Forensics: Police arresting elementary school kids an ongoing horror. Disabled and minority kids 5x more likely to be handcuffed.

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Forensics: The history of DAs supporting junk science. A look back in time.

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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

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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/

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Forensics: From Egypt. CT scan used for bitemark comparison.

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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/

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“Untrue Forensics”: Junk science tilts justice against those charged with crimes

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

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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/

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