Category Archives: Forensic Science Bias

Forensics: Debunking “Excited delerium.” Prone restraint cardiac arrest in in‐custody and arrest‐related deaths – Weedn – 2022 – Journal of Forensic Sciences –

Prone restraint cardiac arrest in in‐custody and arrest‐related deaths – Weedn – 2022 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1556-4029.15101

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Forensics: Go Valena Beety! ‘Cultural Bias’ and Wrongful Convictions of Women

Women are more likely than men to be convicted for crimes they didn’t commit—or for crimes that never occurred—and they often face harsher sentences, a webinar was told. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/07/22/cultural-bias-and-wrongful-convictions-of-women/

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Forensics: Biased DNA analyst and incentivised witness. New forensic work assists in exoneration of innocent man

Hampikian’s forensic work assists in exoneration of innocent man – Boise State News — Read on http://www.boisestate.edu/news/2022/06/30/hampikians-forensic-work-assists-in-exoneration-of-innocent-man/

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Forensics: Clueless Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case

Judge says since Echols is no longer in prison he has no privilege to argue his innocence. What “law” is that based on? Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case – Talk Business & Politics — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Preemie mom in jail for a year. Biased and incompetent Autopsies Have a History of Costly Mistakes, Yet Change Is Slow

Id say change aint happening when considering the Nat’l Asso of Medical Examiners rabid response the Itiel Dror’s research into pathologists’ cognitive biases involving racial stereotypes. Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by … Continue reading

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Forensics: The limits of psych experts in court. In celebrity courtroom slugfest, legal glare also falls on expert medical testimony

When two wealthy celebrities engage in no-holds barred combat in a courtroom over the most personal aspects of their private lives together, the results can be disconcerting – but also… — Read on http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/in-celebrity-courtroom-slugfest-legal-9232924/

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Forensics: 1/2 of women prisoners are indigenous. Senators call for exoneration of 12 Indigenous women who endured ‘systemic inequality’ in Canada’s criminal justice system

In a report released Monday, Senators Dawn Anderson, Yvonne Boyer and Kim Pate call for an exoneration of 12 Indigenous women, who they say have endured a pattern of discrimination, inequality and violence within the criminal justice system — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police arson opinion “divorced from science.” After multiple appeals, Claude Garrett Sees Murder by Arson Conviction Overturned

Thirty years after a fatal fire sent Garrett to prison for life, a judge vacated his conviction, opening the door to his release. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/05/07/claude-garrett-murder-arson-conviction-overturned/

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Forensicsy Mubai Report Nails Youth Who Bit Minor Girl

Bitemarkism alive and well in the subcontinent. A special POCSO court that convicted and sentenced a 22-year-old youth to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for sexually harassing a 17-year-old gir — Read on timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/odontologists-report-nails-youth-who-bit-minor-girl/articleshow/90384750.cms

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Forensics: and police in the same building. Critics Say Broward County’s New Forensic Science Center Is a Conflict of Interest

Critics say housing the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory and the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services in the planned Broward County Forensic Science Center could lead to conflicts of interest — particularly when investigations involve deaths … Continue reading

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