Category Archives: Forensic science misconduct

Forensics: Innocence Project’s M. Chris Fabricant On ‘Junk Science’

Read about M. Chris Fabricant’s book Junk Science and the “American Criminal Justice System.” Fabricant is director of strategic litigation at the Innocence Project. — Read on http://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/innocence-project-m-chris-fabricant-junk-science-qa

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Forensics: “Mental illness” theorist Dr. Paul McHugh’s Junk Science Fuels Religious Right’s Longtime Attack on Trans Rights

GOP & Conservative Christians Attacking Transgender Youth Across The Country Unless you’ve been taking a deep dive into the increasing attacks on transgender and gender non-conforming people, the name Paul McHugh will not likely ring any bells. Dr…. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Australia. How did we fall for the junk science of forensics?

US described as “bitemark crazy.” I grew up in the golden age of forensic science, at a time when expert witnesses were becoming celebs, each with their special little area of crimebusting… — Read on http://www.spectator.com.au/2022/05/how-fact-killed-my-belief-in-forensics/

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Forensics: Despite exoneration cases debunking these opinions, all a judge needs is a bite mark, a forensic dentist, and a heinous murder: how junk science ruins innocent lives.

Charles McCrory has spent decades in prison for the murder of his wife, convicted on the strength of bite mark evidence. The problem? CSI-style forensics is bad science — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/28/forensics-bite-mark-junk-science-charles-mccrory-chris-fabricant

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Forensics: False witness testimony and coerced confessions mixed with ‘Junk’ Forensic Science Lands Thousands of Innocents in Prison

The dawning realization that junk science might have put a vast number of innocent people behind bars has prompted the Innocence Project to widen the net of cases that it takes on. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/04/28/junk-forensic-science-lands-thousands-of-innocents-in-prison/

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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: Cyril Wecht on the case. JFK assassination expert: Lone gunman theory is still ‘bulls–t’

A new book pokes holes in the conclusion made by the seven-man Warren Commission that Lee HarveyOswald, without any help, shot and killed Kennedy in 1963. — Read on nypost.com/2022/02/05/jfk-assassination-expert-lone-gunman-theory-is-still-bulls-t/

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Forensics: Ventura County deputy gets jail for tossing drug test

Richard Charles Barrios III, 29, will serve a year in jail after pleading guilty to throwing away a drug test proving a woman innocent, California prosecutors said. — Read on http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article256717752.html

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Forensics: Despite misuse, exaggeration, and bad convictions. How Texas almost banned forensic hypnosis.

The controversial practice of using forensic hypnosis in Texas courtroom was almost banned when it passed unanimously the legislature. But then Gov. Abbott vetoed it. — Read on http://www.tpr.org/news/2021-12-15/how-texas-almost-banned-forensic-hypnosis

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Forensics: Disaster. Sweeping report urges DC to review every case handled by firearms, fingerprint units at troubled crime lab

Senior leaders at the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences have come under intense scrutiny in a scathing top-to-bottom review of the District’s now unaccredited crime lab. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/12/sweeping-report-urges-dc-to-review-every-case-handled-by-firearms-fingerprint-units-at-troubled-crime-lab/

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