Category Archives: Forensic Science Bias

Forensics: “Autopsy of a bitemark case” convicting an innocent man. @theNAME1966

Of course the 2 dentists are ABFO members. csidds.com/2015/08/19/the-case-of-the-recaptured-bitemark-showing-how-judges-get-bamboozled/

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Forensics: Bayesian theory has limitations in forensic disciplines. NIST’s Hyer and Lund

phys.org/news/2017-10-nist-urges-caution-courtroom-evidence.html

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Forensics: Anthro calling BS on ICE using dental xrays to put immigrant kids into adult detention. @theNAME1966

These US dentists are trained to do this by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. They mislead the courts and care less about ICE using their “conclusions.” medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-immigration-agents-x-raying-migrants-age.html

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Forensics: DC crime lab goes after lab auditor Bruce Budowle then says it never concealed findings

Defending itself against allegations of “fraudulent behavior” that led to the loss of its accreditation, D.C.’s embattled crime lab said it never deliberately concealed any information from its accrediting board. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/06/documents-dc-crime-lab-says-it-never-concealed-findings/

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Forensics: Opinion | Ignoring deep-seated problems at D.C.’s crime lab will cost lives and taxpayers – The Washington Post

DC Politicos are whitewashing these issues. The Department of Forensic Sciences needs oversight and new leadership committed to scientific integrity. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/11/dc-crime-lab-disaster-council-bowser/

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Forensics: “Not enough data.” NIST Publishes Review of DNA Mixture Interpretation Methods | NIST

Of course, US courts mostly allow the probabilistic interpretation of DNA mixtures such as STRmix. Typical when commercially developed methods go straight into crime labs then into the justice system which are generally unprepared to eval their foundation versus user … Continue reading

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Forensics: New Fire Evidence and biased fire report Could Exonerate Man In 1999 Virginia Fire That Killed His Son

New evidence the Virginia Attorney General’s Office has characterized as compelling could prove that a fatal Augusta County fire did not happen the way a jury was told it did more than two decades ago. Ledford is asking the Virginia … Continue reading

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Forensics: Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows | Forensic science | Dror and Sunde tested 53 computer techs

This type of bias is commonly seen in other forensic examinations. Participants found more or less evidence on hard drive depending on what contextual information they had — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/31/digital-forensics-experts-prone-to-bias-study-shows

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Forensics: Indiana University Repatriates 700+ Native American Remains To Angel Mounds | news – Indiana Public Media

Indiana Public Media is your source for news and information, music, arts and community events from WFIU Public Radio and WTIU Public Television — Read on indianapublicmedia.org/news/indiana-university-repatriates-700+-native-american-remains-to-angel-mounds.php

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Forensics: Tulsa massacre: The search for victims, 100 years on – BBC News

Great look at the context of the Tulsa race massacre from a Black bio anthro. Awesome. Decades after white mobs razed an affluent black neighbourhood the search for bodies goes on. — Read on http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57244863.amp

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