Category Archives: Forensic science misconduct

Dorensics: 3 Kids spent 467 days in custody. The long and traumatic road to exoneration after DCFS wrongfully removes children from home

A Bloomington attorney is helping parents who lost their children to state protective services based on false allegations. Alan Novick says the road to exoneration is long and costly. — Read on http://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-11-15/the-long-and-traumatic-road-to-exoneration-after-dcfs-wrongfully-removes-children-from-home

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“Untrue Forensics”: Junk science tilts justice against those charged with crimes

More than 3,200 Americans have been wrongfully convicted in recent decades, more than half of them because forensic science has been misapplied, or worse, the evidence is false. — Read on http://www.hubcityspokes.com/state-features-documents/mcir-junk-science-tilts-justice-against-those-charged-crimes-6352dadce9434

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Forensics: I Told You So. Forensic Bitemark Analysis Not Supported by Sufficient Data, NIST Draft Review Finds | NIST

NIST scientific foundation reviews address issues of accuracy, reliability and validity in forensic science. — Read on http://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2022/10/forensic-bitemark-analysis-not-supported-sufficient-data-nist-draft-review

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Forensics: USF anthropologists begin transfer of ancient ancestors to Native American tribes

USF anthropologists begin transfer of ancient ancestors to Native American tribes I USF News — Read on http://www.usf.edu/news/2022/usf-anthropologists-begin-transfer-of-ancient-ancestors-to-native-american-tribes.aspx

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Forensics: Expanding doubt, Massachusetts crime lab scandal may involve even more wrongdoing

A decade-old drug testing scandal at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute may involve wrongdoing by more chemists than just Annie Dookhan, according to a judge. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/massachusetts-crime-lab-drug-testing-scandal-rcna48940

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“Forensic gold that later became worthless junk.” Bitemarkers in Texas criminal court.

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Forensics: More junk toxicology testing affects many criminal cases. Texas Forensics Lab Loses Its License After Probe

The Texas For Sci Commission at work. A Texas laboratory is facing questions with regulators about its work in a sexual assault case out of Pennsylvania. — Read on http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/texas-news/texas-labs-license-suspended-after-probe-into-pennsylvania-sex-assault-case/3039629/

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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: Cracking Down on Junk Science: Judicial Conference Committee Approves Amendments to Federal Rule 702

This might dissuade some judges using the “let the jury figure it out” approach to vetting expert testimony. The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure recently voted unanimously to approve two proposed amendments to Federal Rule of … Continue reading

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Forensics: Looking for reparations for police misconduct, Wrongful Conviction Lawyers Target Insurance Groups

The approach has forced insurers to pay more than $217 million in the last two decades. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/06/21/wrongful-conviction-lawyers-target-insurance-groups/

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