Category Archives: Bad Forensic Science

Forensics Australia: Review of ‘junk’ forensic science in courts abandoned

More proof that in general, politics, government, and forensic science improvement are incompatible partners. Complaints about confused juries, junk science and possible miscarriages of justice prompted an investigation into forensic science, which has been shelved. — Read on http://www.smh.com.au/national/review-of-junk-forensic-science-in-courts-abandoned-20210520-p57thx.html

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Forensics: Op-Ed: Forensic Pathology’s Dirty Secret | MedPage Today

Why do we eat our own? — Read on http://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/working-stiff/92683

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Forensics: More on fraud in academia. Behind China’s ‘mind power’ egg scandal, where academic ghostwriters quote US$400 to get bogus science published | South China Morning Post

Writers advertising on e-commerce platforms say they can arrange for articles to be published in journals indexed on China’s largest research database — Read on amp.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3133548/behind-chinas-mind-power-egg-scandal-where-academic

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Forensics: DC lawmaker calls for new leader at embattled District crime lab

They should rehire Max Houck. Hes the previous director the DC mayor and the current director ran out of town in 2015 A D.C. lawmaker is calling for new leadership at the District’s embattled Department of Forensic Sciences, which had … Continue reading

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Forensics: Staggering number of cases affected. The Massachusetts crime lab scandal is just the beginning.

In Massachusetts, it will take years to unravel the scope of such systemic errors. — Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/massachusetts-crime-lab-houston-forensic-science.html

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Forensics: How junk “research” enters mainstream academia. External Qi – Science Integrity Digest

External Qi – Science Integrity Digest — Read on scienceintegritydigest.com/2019/05/24/external-qi/amp/

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Forensics and Anthro: Larger issues about the MOVE bombing victims: The remains at Princeton and the Penn Museum are part of a horrific open secret.

The “bad old days” of the 19th century are still very much here. — Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/04/move-bombing-victims-princeton-penn-museum-history-anthropology.html

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Forensics: Work of former Maryland medical examiner to be reviewed after he testified for defense in Chauvin trial

Maryland’s Attorney General said Friday that outside experts should review all “in custody” death reports produced by former state Chief Medical Examiner Dr. David Fowler. — Read on http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ag-office-review-20210423-l2oamj3ixnhwznd4545f7pjcau-story.html

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Forensics: False credentials of anti vax propagandists who claim no mask research is valid

“Trump-virus” experts personify the meaning of partisan bias and professional misconduct. apnews.com/article/629043235973

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Forensics: An archaeology society hosted a talk against returning Indigenous remains. Some want a new society | Science | AAAS

NAGPRA backlash takes colonial bias back into public view. Indigenous rights are threatened by one anthro and a retired lawyer. Time to fight back. Controversy embroils virtual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology — Read on http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/archaeology-society-hosted-talk-against-returning-indigenous-remains-some-want-new

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