Category Archives: forensic science reform protecting the innocent

Forensics: Detecting lies with machines doubious and doubtful.

Lie detections looks awesome in the movies. Generally used by authorities to spook suspects into confessing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22467640

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Forensics: Fire-science getting the cold shoulder again in Texas

Lentini memo on arson science. John Lentini’s narrative about TX bureaucrats pulling back from scientific advances in arson investigation produced after Todd Willingham’s execution based on flawed forensics.

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Grits for Breakfast: Changes to DNA-mixture software raise questions about old versions

Grits for Breakfast: Changes to DNA-mixture software raise questions about old versions — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2018/08/changes-to-dna-mixture-software-raise.html

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Expose’ On Failed Bitemarker Forensics Still Certified by the AAFS

  Nothing better explains how weak this self-proclaiming Colorado Springs-based forensic org (The American Academy of Forensic Sciences) has become than this continuing look at the baseless claims of its bitemark membership. Read The Intercept interview where the authors of “The Cadaver … Continue reading

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Bitemark “Scientists” History of Wrongful Convictions

Statistical Analysis of Forensic Odontologist Involvement In Cases of Wrongful Bite Mark Convictions and Indictments The misapplication of forensic sciences is a leading contributing factor to wrongful conviction,29 and of the unvalidated techniques that have contributed to wrongful convictions and … Continue reading

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DNA Mixture Wrangling Over Private Company Secrecy Versus a Defendant’s Right for Discovery of #Forensic Methods

The scales of justice are wobbling back and forth on this one. Copyright and Intellectual Property interests seem to be winning and allowing District Attorneys to cloak their experts’ computer programs. One judge in San Diego, CA is running against … Continue reading

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Sagas of Junk Forensic Science Whistleblowers – Please Read the Entire Piece –

Forensic experts and practitioners clearly endanger themselves when bringing to light contrarian evidence to criminal courts that reveal forensic mistakes and failures to long-court-accepted testimony. This recent article provides a memorial and acclamation to a physician who fought to his … Continue reading

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Forensics Failure by ICE : Sexual Assaults in Custody Not Investigated Nor Prosecuted

Illustration: Nicole Rifkin for The Intercept Alice Speri April 11 2018, 9:11 a.m. A woman held at an immigration detention center in Washington state said she was raped by a medical worker and a private facility contractor as she sought help … Continue reading

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Forensics: John Hopkins Strongly Weighs In On Bitemarks and Other “Police Forensics” Omitting Scientific Proofs

Scientists decry a lack of actual  science in forensic methods Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Arturo Casadevall among co-authors of ‘PNAS’ editorial…….. “WE WANTED TO ALERT PEOPLE THAT THIS IS A CONTINUING AND A MAJOR ISSUE: THAT MANY OF THE FORENSIC TECHNIQUES … Continue reading

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Talking Science to Prosecutors and Cops by “Independent” Scientists Continues Unabated

Experts call for more science in forensic science By Susan Kelley | April 10, 2018 Law, Government & Public Policy News & Events MEDIA INQUIRIES  Sunita Sah A group of scientists, including Sunita Sah, a physician and assistant professor of management and organizations, … Continue reading

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