Category Archives: forensic science reform protecting the innocent

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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Bad Forensics: Police Controlling Forensic Pathology Outcomes

You won’t see this on CSI which only portrays forensic pathologists as working smoothly with law enforcement. This story from San Joaquin Valley (Modesto, CA) is not the only place where Sheriff Coroners run over their “employee” forensic pathologists. District … Continue reading

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The nature of hair and lack of robust research leads to doubts about cocaine testing company

Its the old story of a commercial drug testing company getting a head start in police forensics without discriminant variable testing to support its claims of a subjects’ drug use. The FBI uses this system to this day. In general, … Continue reading

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AAAS takes on police “forensic” fingerprint guidelines being an unscientific excuse for accuracy testing

All my forensic casework has seen attorneys asking experts about their  “training and experience” relationship to rendered opinions. The AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science” (The World’s Largest)  calls out this permissive aspect of qualifying an expert’s “science”  … Continue reading

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