Category Archives: forensic science reform protecting the innocent

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 Hearing about unpublished opinions on YouTube is driving me crazy.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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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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