Category Archives: forensic evidence exaggeration

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: Cops were the only wits. No gun or ballistics. Cleveland men jailed 15 years granted release on bond

Michael Sutton and Kenny Phillips were found guilty in 2006 of trying to kill a Cleveland police officer, but their convictions have since been overturned. — Read on http://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/local/whats-next/2-cleveland-men-imprisoned-15-years-overturned-convictions/95-ddeea61c-0988-46a5-bef2-0e2ad3e2f0eb

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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: ‘The criminal justice system does not always get it right,’ chief justice says. DAs says things are just peachy keen.

A team of legal experts is studying ways Ohio’s criminal justice system could be reformed so that wrongful convictions are caught and corrected earlier. — Read on http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/local/the-criminal-justice-system-does-not-always-get-it-right-chief-justice-says/GCRWVLEFQBAH3OALC3LKSBOWNY/

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Forensics: “Bitemarks no longer accepted.” Appeals court says man can challenge bite mark evidence in 1978 Wood River murder

John N. Prante had challenged the bite mark evidence that contributed to a murder conviction and a 75-year prison sentence. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/appeals-court-says-man-can-challenge-bite-mark-evidence-in-1978-wood-river-murder/article_134eb7bc-f4a8-5d05-ade8-f14ead38db2b.html

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Forensics: Autopsy of a Crime Lab | Dispelling the myth of a perfect forensic match – YouTube

New book! Brandon Garrett, the L. Neil Williams Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and Director of the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, discusses the fallacies and flaws in forensic “science.” — Read on http://www.youtube.com/watch

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Forensics: Why Defense Forensics Experts Matter | Psychology Today

I have opposed many a prosecution bitemarker expert claiming equivalency to “its just like a fingerprint.” DAs were never happy. 12 exoneration cases Ive assisted proves who was right. ‘CSI is often presented in a one-sided way at criminal trials. … Continue reading

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Forensics: Grits for Breakfast: Tarrant medical examiner who led Forensic Science Commission found to have misled jury in murder case

Good look at the different layers of resistance within attempts to improve forensic outcomes. Grits for Breakfast: Tarrant medical examiner who led Forensic Science Commission found to have misled jury in murder case — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2021/04/tarrant-medical-examiner-who-led.html

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Forensic Pathology: Expert Chauvin Defense Witness Faces Lawsuit Over Death of Black Teenager in Police Custody

Expect the “excited delerium” cliche to be heavily misused. “Positional asphyxia” from the back and neck compression, and resulting oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) are the causes of George Floyd’s cardiac arrythmia death. David Fowler, Maryland’s former chief medical examiner, is being … Continue reading

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Forensics: Coverup penalties. National forensics board suspends accreditation of District’s crime lab

The DC lab has been hiding things. ANSI accreditation has teeth. All its units have been shutdown. This lab is seriously compromised. 10 years ago it was praised for its independence from police management. The lab’s DNA unit temporarily suspended … Continue reading

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