Category Archives: forensic evidence exaggeration

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: Every Year, Around $800M Spent on Wrongful Convictions

Adnan Syed’s case caught the nation’s attention thanks to its feature in the popular podcast “Serial,” and led to the once-convicted murderer having his conviction overturned, — Read on http://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2022/10/28/every_year_around_800m_spent_on_wrongful_convictions_860485.html

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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: Just like fingerprints? Gait analysis forensics following other biometrics into the courtroom

Next steps to advance the field of forensic gait analysis include the formation of an international organization for gait analysis. — Read on http://www.biometricupdate.com/202210/gait-analysis-forensics-following-other-biometrics-into-the-courtroom

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Forensics: Inaccurate expert assumptions touted as facts and supressed exculpatory witnesses. Rodney Reed Takes DNA Testing Fight to Supreme Court

Now Reed is taking his fight to the Supreme Court. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/10/09/rodney-reed-supreme-court-dna-testing/

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Forensics: Expert tries to confuse belief of reliability for unvalidated soil DNA test. Kristin Smart murder trial: Presentation of evidence concludes, closing statements to begin on Monday – Mustang News

Thursday marked the conclusion of the presentation of evidence for the Kristin Smart murder trial. — Read on mustangnews.net/kristin-smart-murder-trial-presentation-of-evidence-concludes-closing-statements-to-begin-on-monday/

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Forensics: Danny Lee Hill ‘bite-mark’ claim sent to US judge

Post convictin DAs say the junk science had no effect on the conviction. Utter BS. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth District Court of Appeals has ordered a public defender’s bid to reopen convicted murderer Danny Lee Hill’s new … Continue reading

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Forensics: Shaken-Baby Cases Rely on ‘Junk Science,’ New Jersey Judge Says

The pediatric neurosurgeon who first popularized shaken-baby syndrome has doubts about how it is used in courtrooms today. — Read on reason.com/2022/08/01/a-judge-says-shaken-baby-cases-rely-on-junk-science/

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Forensics: Go Valena Beety! ‘Cultural Bias’ and Wrongful Convictions of Women

Women are more likely than men to be convicted for crimes they didn’t commit—or for crimes that never occurred—and they often face harsher sentences, a webinar was told. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/07/22/cultural-bias-and-wrongful-convictions-of-women/

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