Category Archives: forensic evidence exaggeration
Forensics: Confessions of an ex-bitemarker. 30 minute podcast. Details of the classic forensic psuedo-science.
Forensics: Preemie mom in jail for a year. Biased and incompetent Autopsies Have a History of Costly Mistakes, Yet Change Is Slow
Id say change aint happening when considering the Nat’l Asso of Medical Examiners rabid response the Itiel Dror’s research into pathologists’ cognitive biases involving racial stereotypes. Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by … Continue reading
A Chicago man who was pardoned after spending more than seven years in prison for an armed robbery he didn’t commit has reached a $7.5 million settlement with a northern Indiana city and former police officers — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/attorney-pardoned-chicago-man-reaches-75m-settlement/2022/05/04/ebdfbf58-cbd0-11ec-b7ee-74f09d827ca6_story.html
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/
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
Bitemarkism alive and well in the subcontinent. A special POCSO court that convicted and sentenced a 22-year-old youth to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for sexually harassing a 17-year-old gir — Read on timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/odontologists-report-nails-youth-who-bit-minor-girl/articleshow/90384750.cms
A good read about how Daubert expert evidence rules have been misapplied by 100 of judges. New Rule 702 might help. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bloomberg-law-analysis/analysis-say-goodbye-to-daubert-motion-hello-to-new-rule-702/?utm_source=Email_Share
Decades of bitemarker tragedies. This “famed” dentist doesn’t like me much. Boo hoo. A famed forensic dentist recanted his testimony against Charles McCrory. He may die in prison anyway. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/03/12/bite-mark-evidence-charles-mccrory/
Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_
A man in Florida who was exonerated after spending 37 years in prison for a 1983 rape and murder filed a lawsuit against police officials and the forensic dentist who testified against him, claiming they “knowingly fabricated” evidence used to … Continue reading