Category Archives: forensic science reform protecting the innocent

Forensics: False/misleading forensics compose 24% of wrongfully convicted nation wide. Michiganders have lost more than 1,415 years of freedom

Deniers of these stats blame the lawyers. Wrongful convictions have led to Michiganders spending at least 1,417 years in prison. Nationwide, exonerees have lost at least 26,289 years to prison. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/wrongfully-convicted-michiganders-have-lost-more-than-1415-years-of-freedom

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Forensics: Senator Wiener Introduces Legislation to End Wrongful Convictions Resulting from Faulty Expert Witness Testimony

This new bill strengthens the previous “junk science” bill which was instrumental in the 2016 exoneration of Bill Richards. https://californiainnocenceproject.org/read-their-stories/william-richards/ Bill was convicted in 1997 based on the bitemark testimony of ABFO ex-president Skip Sperber. SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Scott … Continue reading

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Forensics: ‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists

Forensics haven’t gotten this bad yet. But its close. @theNAME1966 histrionics against @JeffKukucla and #ItelDror’s paper on #forensicpathology#cognitive#bias surely is utterly abominable. Thanks to Elizabeth Bik and @BiancaNogrady Dozens of researchers tell Nature they have received death threats, or threats … Continue reading

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Forensics: How one quack doctor almost destroyed Brian Wilson’s career

This shrink Gene Landy was a psychology prof of mine at USC. A real arrogant jerk. I told him similar at the end of the course. Then I went to dental school. Later came forensics involving Anthro and human identication. … Continue reading

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Forensics: Trade secrets vs Crim Law. A Virginia defendant could be the first to see secret DNA software.

Prosecutors have used software to help convict thousands but have never revealed its source code. A Virginia defendant has won the right to examine it for errors. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/trueallele-software-dna-courts/2021/07/12/66d27c44-6c9d-11eb-9f80-3d7646ce1bc0_story.html

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Forensics: Bravo Jose! Meet the forensic expert who uses DNA tests to trace and return lost children to families around the world

José Lorente is helping governments to return children who have been stolen through trafficking, illegally put up for adoption and worse — Read on inews.co.uk/news/world/jose-lorente-forensic-expert-dna-tests-trace-return-lost-children-families-1068953

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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: The bitemarkers could never figure this out. A method for measuring the quality of friction skin impression evidence: Method development and validation – ScienceDirect

Despite attempts By Professor Iain Pretty trying to teach them. A method for measuring the quality of friction skin impression evidence: Method development and validation – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073821000232

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Forensics: Fingerprint comparison in real time.

Interesting look at how pattern analysts collaborate and critique their differences. Their collegial culture is impressive. Photoshop tools are a great improvement in visualizing and recording features. My bitemark cronies were exposed to these methods 20 years ago. The difference … Continue reading

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Forensics: Wrongful Conviction – Podcasts

Read about the dark side of wrongful convictions. Multiple podcasts. Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit … Continue reading

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