Category Archives: Forensic Science

FORENSICS: The ABCs of how cops cheat with Fabricated Evidence: Forensic Deception, Planted Evidence and Forged Confessions

Shocking? Not really. The National Registry of Exonerations data is quite revealing. By Kelsea Valerio (This is the fifth in an 11-part series by The Vanguard reporting on a study of exonerations produced by Samuel R. Gross, Maurice J. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Looking at Bones. An Eagle’s Skull – The Anatomy Lab

Ouch. An Eagle’s Skull – The Anatomy Lab surgeonshallmuseums.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/an-eagles-skull/amp/

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Forensics: Vietnam police seize 345,000 used condoms that were cleaned and sold

This takes the cake. Or just maybe YUCK! Vietnam police seize 345,000 used condoms that were cleaned and sold as new | abc7.com — Read on abc7.com/amp/police-in-vietnam-have-confiscated-an-estimated-345-000-used-condoms-which-had-been-cleaned-and-resold-as-new-state-media-reported./6545264/

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Forensics: Mexico’s drug war leaves 39,000 unidentified bodies in its morgues

This is horrible. Investigation by Quinto Elemento Labs finds alarming number of people buried in common graves — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/22/mexicos-drug-war-leaves-39000-unidentified-bodies-in-its-morgues

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Forensics: A Study in Scarlet: Where Fact Meets Fiction – The Anatomy Lab

Burke and Hare, ground-breaking Medical Jurisprudence, and Conan- Doyle. A Study in Scarlet: Where Fact Meets Fiction – The Anatomy Lab — Read on surgeonshallmuseums.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/a-study-in-scarlet-where-fact-meets-fiction/amp/

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Forensics: As wrongfully imprisoned man is exonerated, attorneys announce launch of bite-mark conviction reviews | Florida

The bitemarker American Board of Bitemarks (sic: Forensic Odontology) has lied in promising to assist in these ne novo conviction reviews. They actually have purged their “hidden” records. 2x. A bunch of creeps. I can’t fathom why the Medical Examiner … Continue reading

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Forensics: Amsterdam Research Initiative for Sub-surface Taphonomy and Anthropology (ARISTA) – A taphonomic research facility in the Netherlands for the study of human remains – ScienceDirect

A simply brilliant idea! Amsterdam Research Initiative for Sub-surface Taphonomy and Anthropology (ARISTA) – A taphonomic research facility in the Netherlands for the study of human remains – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073820303455

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Forensics: The controversial company using DNA to sketch the faces of criminals

Typical situation. Privacy vs police. Parabon Nanolabs shot to fame using DNA and genealogy analysis to solve cold cases. Then it had to change tack. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02545-5

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Forensics: How not to exaggerate DNA Likelihood ratios for lawyers.

It all starts with lawyers and judges learning some science. Good luck with that. Someone says “knowledge is not understanding.” This piece desxribes the didference. By Raymond ValerioChief of the Forensic Science Unit, Bronx County (New York) District Attorney’s Office … Continue reading

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Bite Mark Evidence: What You Should Know About This Debunked Science

Bite mark evidence has sent at least two dozen innocent people to prison. So why is this debunked forensic method still being used? — Read on http://www.innocenceproject.org/what-is-bite-mark-evidence-forensic-science/

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