Category Archives: Forensic science misconduct

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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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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