Category Archives: forensic pathology

Forensics: Few are overturned. Even fewer are exonerated. No new science because there never was any science to begin with. Overturned abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome convictions in the United States

Overturned abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome convictions in the United States: Prevalence, legal basis, and medical evidence – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S014521342100449X

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Forensics: WTF? Man donated his body to science; company sold $500 tickets to his dissection | Ars Technica

The widow learned of the dissection from a news reporter. — Read on arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/man-donated-his-body-to-science-company-sold-500-tickets-to-his-dissection/

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Forensics: The Failed ‘Triad”of Shaken Baby Theorists. Ohio babysitter convicted of 2002 death of child released, charges dismissed

Ohio babysitter convicted of 2002 death of child released, charges dismissed — Read on http://www.cleveland.com/nation/2021/10/ohio-babysitter-convicted-of-2002-death-of-child-released-charges-dismissed.html

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Forensics: Opinion | Thousands of missed police killings prove we must address systemic bias in forensic science

I wonder what antics this will produce from the US National Asso of Medical Examiners? A new study concludes that, over nearly 40 years, medical examiners and coroners undercounted police killings by more than half. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/15/medical-examiners-forensics-bias-police-killings/

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Forensics: ‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists

Forensics haven’t gotten this bad yet. But its close. @theNAME1966 histrionics against @JeffKukucla and #ItelDror’s paper on #forensicpathology#cognitive#bias surely is utterly abominable. Thanks to Elizabeth Bik and @BiancaNogrady Dozens of researchers tell Nature they have received death threats, or threats … Continue reading

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Forensics: Gabby Petito update: FBI’s decision to hold victim’s remains, cause of death ‘very unusual,’ Dr. Baden says

Two weeks since Gabby Petito was revealed to have been the victim of a homicide, famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden told Fox News the FBI’s decision to withhold her remains from her family was “very unusual,” as was the … Continue reading

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Forensics: ‘“Nobody will tell me the truth’ | Man’s death pinned on cougar attack; wildlife experts say there’s no way

Sounds about right for TX. Texas Rangers, a justice of the peace, a Sheriff, medical examiner chaos, and evidence rotting in the storage locker. The Texarkana Gazette is the premier source for local news and sports in Texarkana and the … Continue reading

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Forensics: JFS Journal Editor Calls Out ‘Emotional’ Response to Controversial Study

This review highlights the dirty tricks in use by some forensic ‘scientists’ and the “premier” Medical Examiners Association @theNAME1966, apparently insulted over independent research into their cognitive bias. (The Circumstantial type). Despicable. Journal Editor Calls Out ‘Emotional’ Response to Controversial … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cognitive Bias Is Influencing Forensic Pathology Decisions | MedPage Today

Here are ideas for how to minimize it — Read on http://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/working-stiff/94686

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Forensics: Speculation abounds. How Did Van-Life Blogger Gabby Petito Die? The Cause May Not Be So Easy to Determine

She was last heard from in late August, weeks before human remains were found in the wild. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-did-van-life-blogger-gabby-petito-die-the-cause-may-not-be-so-easy-to-determine

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