Category Archives: Forensic Science Bias

Forensic misconduct: Retraction of a peer reviewed article suggests ongoing problems within Australian forensic science

A story about forensic bigwigs eating their young and journal editors quivering in fear. — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X21000784

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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: Judges should listen to ‘Why Defense Forensics Experts Matter’

The presentation of forensic evidence is typically one-sided in many US criminal courts. — Read on http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/law-and-psychology/202104/why-defense-forensics-experts-matter

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Forensics: Fingerprints looking into mistake prevention and cognitive safeguards. Good info for all CSI types.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7237548/pdf/41235_2020_Article_223.pdf

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Forensics: Looking at years of forensic quality issues, D.C. agencies to launch post-conviction reviews in light of crisis at Department of Forensic Sciences – The Washington Post

Almost a decade ago, this lab lost its “independence” from law enforcement control, and the police/DA/mayor bunch took over. It has gone down hill ever since. The department lost its accreditation in May and recently came under fire for alleged … Continue reading

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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: How is this considered reliable? Should a dog’s sniff be enough to convict a person of murder? | Science | AAAS

Should a dog’s sniff be enough to convict a person of murder? | Science | AAAS — Read on http://www.science.org/content/article/should-dog-s-sniff-be-enough-convict-person-murder

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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: “Self-proclaimed bitemark expert” getting sued. Wrongfully convicted former death row inmate is suing Tampa Police officers who allegedly framed him | Blogs

Richard Souviron is a founding-father of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. Many of his peers have been sued by those wrongfully convicted through their claims of “scientific” accuracy. This case shows the degree of cognitive bias exhibited in their … 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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