Category Archives: Forensic science misconduct

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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Forensics: Tell this to the ABFO age “analysts.” Third molar development in a London population of White British and Black British or other Black ethnicity – Andrews – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Third molar development in a London population of White British and Black British or other Black ethnicity – Andrews – – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1556-4029.14928

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Forensics: WTF? Man donated his body to science; company sold $500 tickets to his dissection | Ars Technica

The widow learned of the dissection from a news reporter. — Read on arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/man-donated-his-body-to-science-company-sold-500-tickets-to-his-dissection/

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Forensics: Major story. FBI Tampering? Ex-FBI Forensic Examiner, Dr. James Richard Kiper takes on cyber fraud over doctored FBI exhibits.

Very interesting read. FBI Tampering? Suneel’s Expert – FBI Forensic Examiner Dr. James Richard Kiper – ‘the Real McCoy’ – Maybe Top Expert in Nation – Frank Report — Read on frankreport.com/2021/11/02/fbi-tampering-suneels-expert-fbi-forensic-examiner-dr-james-richard-kiper-the-real-mccoy-maybe-top-expert-in-nation/

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Forensics: How is this considered reliable? Should a dog’s sniff be enough to convict a person of murder? | Science | AAAS

Should a dog’s sniff be enough to convict a person of murder? | Science | AAAS — Read on http://www.science.org/content/article/should-dog-s-sniff-be-enough-convict-person-murder

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