Category Archives: forensic fraud

Forensics: Australia. How did we fall for the junk science of forensics?

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/

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Forensics: Another “99.9%” certain child abuse pediatrician Dr. Barbara Knox resigns Alaska position #junk #science

She calls herself a “child abuse expert.” Parents and caregivers say their lives were upended after Knox wrongly diagnosed children’s illnesses or accidental injuries as abuse. https://wnanews.com/2021/12/02/child-abuse-cases-barbara-knox-rejected-wisconsin/

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Forensics: More fakery. Former Pinellas County Forensic Science Specialist fired for falsifying documents, PCSO says

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Specialist was fired for falsifying forensic documents, a PCSO investigation revealed. — Read on http://www.fox13news.com/news/former-pinellas-county-forensic-science-specialist-fired-for-falsifying-documents-pcso-says

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Forensics: DNA analyst accused of “cooking the books” in a murder case.

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Forensics: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Fabricant, M. Chris: Amazon.com

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_

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Forensics: Out-of-control experts. Looking Back: Forensic Fraud in Child Abuse Cases

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/2022/02/looking-back-forensic-fraud-in-child-abuse-cases/

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Forensics: 500 NYC Convictions to Be Tossed Based on Cop’s Alleged Perjury, DA Says – NBC New York

Bad apple? Who else knew of this? Prosecutors in the Bronx say more than 500 convictions have been or will be dismissed because they relied on testimony from a former NYPD detective now facing… — Read on http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/500-nyc-convictions-to-be-tossed-based-on-cops-alleged-perjury-da-says/3505488/

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Forensics: The Innocence Projects’ plans for its next 30 years.

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Forensics: Police used fake DNA reports during interrogations, Virginia attorney general says

Im sure they fake other forensic “data” as a SOP. Virginia Beach police used forged documents that linked people’s DNA to a crime to get them to confess or cooperate with investigators, Virginia’s outgoing attorney general said. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: False/misleading forensics compose 24% of wrongfully convicted nation wide. Michiganders have lost more than 1,415 years of freedom

Deniers of these stats blame the lawyers. Wrongful convictions have led to Michiganders spending at least 1,417 years in prison. Nationwide, exonerees have lost at least 26,289 years to prison. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/wrongfully-convicted-michiganders-have-lost-more-than-1415-years-of-freedom

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