Category Archives: Forensic Science Bias

Forensics: California demographic of political affiliation and covid hot-spots.

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Forensics: Bad faith responses by forensic path org to new study on their members’ decision- making decisions. Authors’ Response to Gill et al Response

Now is huge. The paper by Dror et al that started this tempest is available within this post. Its all about cognitive biases in forensics. Please read it. BTW Gill is the president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, … Continue reading

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Forensics: Fingerprint error rate on close non‐matches

Bursting a major fingerprint fallacy of infallibility. Fingerprint error rates. — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1556-4029.14580

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Forensics: Australian scientists speak out over ‘incredibly dangerous’ shaken baby prosecutions

Australian scientists speak out over ‘incredibly dangerous’ shaken baby prosecutions – The Justice Gap — Read on http://www.thejusticegap.com/australian-scientists-speak-out-over-incredibly-dangerous-shaken-baby-prosecutions/

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‘Forensics: Not sooth-saying? Graphology predictions. Signature and handwriting can reveal one’s personality’ | Nagpur News – Times of India

Handwriting, like nature’s law, is unique to an individual. — Read on timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/signature-and-handwriting-can-reveal-ones-personality/articleshow/85336713.cms

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Forensics: Law Prof Maneka Sinha pulls no punches. What’s Wrong with Forensic Science? Everything. “Junk dressed up as scientific analysis.”

One word for this law review paper. WOW!! 👏 What’s Wrong with Forensic Science? Everything, Says Paper | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/08/11/whats-wrong-with-forensic-science-everything-says-paper/

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Forensics: Despite USDOJ claim of ballistics “quasi-science,”Auditor to review DC ballistic crime lab’s compliance with 2011 law creating independent forensic agency

The troubled D.C. crime lab is getting another probing: This time by the Office of the D.C. Auditor. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/08/auditor-to-review-dc-crime-labs-compliance-with-2011-law-creating-independent-forensic-agency/

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Forensics: Unknown DOJ Prosecutor writes policy statement ignoring scientific commissions’ years of critical review.

Another hit piece by government lawyers claiming scientific scrutiny of police science is unscientific. Weird. Democracy Forward and the Union of Concerned Scientists say the Trump-era statement is biased, inaccurate, and runs afoul of federal law. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/08/forensic-science-reform-justice-department/

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Forensics: Junk science gets support from DOJ Statement Pushing Dubious Forensic Science Is Challenged by Advocates

Democracy Forward and the Union of Concerned Scientists say the Trump-era statement is biased, inaccurate, and runs afoul of federal law. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/08/forensic-science-reform-justice-department/

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Forensics: Demands for changing ‘The Entrenched Carceralism of Forensics.’ Weak judges, need for better science oversight.

The forensic system has deep structural flaws that may be beyond reform. It may be time to radically reimagine it. — Read on inquest.org/entrenched-carceralism-of-forensics/

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