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Forensics: The fight for exoneration: Over 29,100 years ‘lost’ in prison in wrongful convictions, database finds
Over 29,100 years have been ‘lost’ in prison due to wrongful convictions, as Sidney Holmes’ 400-year prison sentence garners attention amid his exoneration. — Read on abcnews.go.com/US/fight-exoneration-29100-years-lost-prison-wrongful-convictions/story
Forensics: The Movement Behind the Texas Judge and the Junk Science Poised to Block Access to Mifepristone
Thanks to Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, the Christian right has found a court in Texas where it thinks it can win rulings that erode abortion access even in states keeping it legal. — Read on http://www.thenation.com/article/society/mifepristone-texas-abortion-medication/
Forensics: Crime Lab supervisors missed 30,000 faked Massachusetts reports.
Forensics: Lie detection tests have worked the same way for 3,000 years – and they’re still hopelessly inaccurate
Most methods for detecting lies actually detect signs of stress – which makes them extremely unreliable. — Read on theconversation.com/lie-detection-tests-have-worked-the-same-way-for-3-000-years-and-theyre-still-hopelessly-inaccurate-200741
Forensics: More on Native remains repatriation. UC Berkeley Professor Taught with Suspected Native American Remains
Despite decades of Indigenous activism and resistance, UC Berkeley has failed to return the remains of thousands of Native Americans to tribes. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/article/berkeley-professor-taught-suspected-native-american-remains-repatriation
Forensics: Looking Back: Forensic Fraud in Child Abuse Cases | Coerced plea deals and hidden fraud
By Jeffrey Deskovic “Looking back” will feature reprints of articles that Jeff previously wrote while a columnist at The Westchester Guardian, which — Read on http://www.davisvanguard.org/2023/02/looking-back-forensic-fraud-in-child-abuse-cases-2/
Forensics: Forensic expert gets caught accepting bribe to destroy evidence
Forensics: The Devil pathologist masquerading as an expert for decades.
Forensics: Subjective and Contradictory opinions. Interpreting Blood Stain Patterns: Science or Speculation?
In the TV-show Dexter, the titular character leads a double life as both a forensic scientist and a serial killer. Dexter’s unique forensic… — Read on http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx
Forensics: False guilty pleas and marginalized defendants. New wrongful convictions database spurs hope of reforms, change in Canada
As the database launches there are 83 cases in it where a conviction was overturned, with only 16 of them involved Indigenous people. — Read on globalnews.ca/news/9499324/wrongful-convictions-database-reforms-change-canada/