Category Archives: forensic science misconduct

Forensics: DC crime lab goes after lab auditor Bruce Budowle then says it never concealed findings

Defending itself against allegations of “fraudulent behavior” that led to the loss of its accreditation, D.C.’s embattled crime lab said it never deliberately concealed any information from its accrediting board. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/06/documents-dc-crime-lab-says-it-never-concealed-findings/

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Forensics: Good review on judicial weaknesses. Stop Using Junk Science in the Courtroom – The Daily Utah Chronicle

  In 1985, Robert Lee Stinson was convicted of raping and murdering a 63-year-old woman based on so-called expert testimony that his bite matched a mark on the victim’s body. He spent over 23 years in prison but was later … Continue reading

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Forensics: Director of D.C.’s troubled crime lab resigns after scathing audit report

Good grief. Their ballistics unit got the previous director fired. Back then the lab was praised for being independent from law enforcement. Then law enforcement took it back. The agency botched a ballistics exam in a murder case, then “misrepresented” … Continue reading

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Forensics: DC lawmaker calls for new leader at embattled District crime lab

They should rehire Max Houck. Hes the previous director the DC mayor and the current director ran out of town in 2015 A D.C. lawmaker is calling for new leadership at the District’s embattled Department of Forensic Sciences, which had … Continue reading

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Forensics: No qualified immunity in this case. Former Louisville detective who helped wrongfully convict 2 men will spend year in prison

A former Louisville police detective will spend a year in prison for his role in the wrongful convictions and imprisonment of two men. — Read on http://www.wlky.com/article/former-louisville-detective-who-helped-wrongfully-convict-2-men-will-spend-year-in-prison/36395027

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Forensics: Staggering number of cases affected. The Massachusetts crime lab scandal is just the beginning.

In Massachusetts, it will take years to unravel the scope of such systemic errors. — Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/05/massachusetts-crime-lab-houston-forensic-science.html

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Forensics: Tools – How do you know a paper is legit?

I am hoping this review is helpful. Hearing about unpublished opinions on YouTube is driving me crazy. Students need to read this quick overview. Tools – How do you know a paper is legit? — Read on http://www.callingbullshit.org/tools/tools_legit.html

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Forensics: Discussion: How to Avoid Mistakes and Bias. When Forensic Evidence Convicts the Innocent

When Forensic Evidence Convicts the Innocent | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/05/03/when-forensic-evidence-convicts-the-innocent/

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Anthro and Forensics: Bones of Black children kept as “specimens.”Association of Black Anthropologists

Read this and reflect on these issues. Then talk about it. Association of Black Anthropologists – ABA is a section of the American Anthropological Association — Read on aba.americananthro.org/

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Forensics: Work of former Maryland medical examiner to be reviewed after he testified for defense in Chauvin trial

Maryland’s Attorney General said Friday that outside experts should review all “in custody” death reports produced by former state Chief Medical Examiner Dr. David Fowler. — Read on http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ag-office-review-20210423-l2oamj3ixnhwznd4545f7pjcau-story.html

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