Category Archives: forensic science reform protecting the innocent

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 Hearing about unpublished opinions on YouTube is driving me crazy.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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Forensics: False positives revealed. Fingerprint database error rates seen in close non‐matches – Koehler – 2021 – Journal of Forensic Sciences @The_AAFS

Too bad this is pay-for-view. Abstract only. Jay Koehler has a remarkable ability to record the weak underbelly of forensic claims of reliability. Fingerprinters clearly used the self-assurances of being error-free. Just like the bitemarkers of AAFS/ABFO. At least the … Continue reading

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Forensics: US DOJ leaders masterminded Trumps child separation policy

Both were also big defenders of police forensics against scientific reform. One guy still has a job with the feds. The other dude later was replaced with William Barr. http://www.huffpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-family-separations-border_n_5f7dafccc5b6e5aba0d2e927

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Texas loves its executions but………………………………………………

  …………..the sometimes nefarious and commonly exaggerated forensic opinions prosecutors continue use to convict has little effect on the lofty judges who never took a science class after 12th grade. Their denials of legitimate claims of unfair criminal convictions is … Continue reading

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Forensics: The Attack of the Bite Mark Matchers Revisited

Recent civil litigation regarding Robert Lee Stinson suing for compensation for his years in prison as an innocent man. Once again, its all about bitemarks. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2019/06/26/prosecutor-dentists-swayed-him-gut-feeling-suspect-innocent/1561073001/ A broader look at the effects of scientifically inadequate bitemark opinions. (2015) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/02/18/attack-of-the-bite-mark-matchers-2/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7d3a7afc5aa2

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Forensics: 1985 trial using junk bitemark evidence not a problem to another appellate court

(Image: the concept of worms causing dental decay) Yet another confirmation that the “rule of law” used in courts of review supersedes unspeakable injustice of failed expert testimony used to convict. This story indicates the prosecutors philosophy of “once convicted, … Continue reading

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Faulty Forensics Put Me on Death Row – VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

Another look at bitemark “experts” running amok. Most people are introduced to forensic science through TV and film, and because of this we have come to see forensic techniques as foolproof methods for solving crimes. But many forensic science techniques … Continue reading

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