Category Archives: forensic evidence exaggeration

Forensics: More than half of all wrongful criminal convictions are caused by government misconduct, study finds – The Washington Post

Plus forensic evidence provided by junk or exaggerating “experts.” Their mistakes are largely ignored by their fancy titled colleagues. Undoing their harmful effects takes decades or may be impossible. Many factors contribute to wrongful convictions of people, including withholding evidence … Continue reading

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Forensics: As wrongfully imprisoned man is exonerated, attorneys announce launch of bite-mark conviction reviews | Florida

The bitemarker American Board of Bitemarks (sic: Forensic Odontology) has lied in promising to assist in these ne novo conviction reviews. They actually have purged their “hidden” records. 2x. A bunch of creeps. I can’t fathom why the Medical Examiner … Continue reading

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Forensics: How not to exaggerate DNA Likelihood ratios for lawyers.

It all starts with lawyers and judges learning some science. Good luck with that. Someone says “knowledge is not understanding.” This piece desxribes the didference. By Raymond ValerioChief of the Forensic Science Unit, Bronx County (New York) District Attorney’s Office … Continue reading

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Forensics: The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists. — Read on theintercept.com/2020/08/12/blueleaks-law-enforcement-police-lie-detection/

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Forensics India: Bitemarks In The Dock: The Questions We Are Not Asking

The article restates what has been done in the US debunking bitemarkers and recommends adoption of same in India. Also, the author says many Indian courts and prosectors still demand bitemark pattern evidence continue to be used. This is similar … Continue reading

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Forensics: read every word. DNA mixtures – Do you understand them? | Forensic Context

A simple introduction to DNA mixtures in forensic science, what are they, why they occur and the issues with assessing their evidential value. — Read on http://www.forensiccontext.com/dna-mixtures-do-you-understand-them/

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Forensics: Convicted by software? Not so fast, says California lawmaker

The statements from the go to cop DNA mixture guru at TrueAllele continues to be self serving and problematic. Ive heard similar claims of accuracy from palm readers on TV. Doesnt seem to bother him much. Democratic Rep. Mark Takano … Continue reading

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Forensics: World-famous sleuth Henry Lee takes a hit as Charges dismissed against men convicted in 1985 murder

His visual determination of blood spatter led to 30 years in prison x 2. Ralph “Ricky” Birch and Shawn Henning were convicted in the Dec. 1, 1985, slashing death of 65-year-old Everett Carr. — Read on http://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/case-dismissed-men-convicted-1985-new-milford-murder/520-a0533506-f666-4521-8743-126f6936cf46

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Forensics: Legal battle over notorious medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe

Legal battle over medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe — Read on http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/07/14/legal-battle-over-medical-examiner-track-record/2W7xARLPIYTw2OXFR2RaLI/story.html

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Forensics: Right to cop fingerprint and DNA matching databases can exonerate the innocent – often DAs object

This article talks about cops refusal and unfair prosecutorial objections to defendants having access to fingerprint search data owned by the police. The cop alternative is for defs to “trust” the police. What a joke. We should also include access … Continue reading

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