Category Archives: Forensic Science Bias

Forensics: “100% certainty” in play plus stains on T-shirt not blood leads to Alex Murdaugh Fights to Bar Blood Spatter Evidence From Murder Trial

The disgraced South Carolina lawyer accused of killing his wife and son says blood-spatter evidence from a T-shirt is garbage. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-murdaugh-fights-to-bar-blood-spatter-evidence-from-murder-trial

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Forensics: “Cargo Cult”experts. We Need To Get Junk Science Out of Courtrooms

Forensic pseudoscience introduced into the courtroom has been used to convict and render death on people based on the thinnest of evidence. — Read on http://www.currentaffairs.org/2023/01/we-need-to-get-junk-science-out-of-courtrooms

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Forensics: Biases and Tunnel Vision. Unlucky numbers: Fighting murder convictions that rest on shoddy stats | Science

Unlucky numbers: Fighting murder convictions that rest on shoddy stats | Science | AAAS — Read on http://www.science.org/content/article/unlucky-numbers-fighting-murder-convictions-rest-shoddy-stats

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Forensics: Bad day for a Plantiff’s forensic expert. Johnson & Johnson Unit Accuses Leading Plaintiffs’ Talc Expert of Fraud.

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LTL Management filed a complaint alleging a key plaintiffs’ expert falsified a 2019 article linking cosmetic talc to mesothelioma. — Read on http://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2022/12/19/johnson-johnson-unit-accuses-leading-plaintiffs-talc-expert-of-fraud/

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Forensics: Better late than never. Study Assesses the Accuracy and Reproducibility of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

This research is part of a broader portfolio of impression & pattern evidence projects managed by NIJ Physical Scientist, Gregory Dutton, Ph.D. Find more information about impression & pattern evidence research at NIJ. Find more on bloodstain pattern analysis. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Mostly Partial Prints and DUI Testing. The Slow but Steady March Towards a More Reliable Forensic Science

When Henry Swofford stepped to the microphone at a gathering of forensic scientists in 2016, he surprised the audience when he announced that he had directed his investigators to no longer use the terms “identification” or “individualization” to link an … Continue reading

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Forensics: The influence of ‘infallible’ ballistic matching. Letting the jury decide. Maryland high court considers limiting ballistics evidence used to link guns to shootings

BALTIMORE — A television in Baltimore Circuit Court showed a magnified picture of spent cartridge casings taken through the lens of a microscope. If a juror didn’t look closely, they — Read on http://www.union-bulletin.com/content/tncms/live/

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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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