Category Archives: Forensic Science

Forensics: junk science leading the scams about #COVID-19 “cure.”

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Forensics: When politicians run the show. FUBAR. President Trump closed the White House pandemic office. I ran it. – The Washington Post

The federal government is moving too slowly, due to a lack of leadership. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/nsc-pandemic-office-trump-closed/2020/03/13/a70de09c-6491-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html

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Forensics: DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

Interesting, since low count DNA testing now is derigeur in police crime labs. DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes – In The Loop — Read on http://www.in-the-loop.net.au/dna-decontamination-of-fingerprint-brushes/

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Forensics: Junk shoeprint matching and DNA catches up with another famed forensic expert.

This is a continuing story involving Henry Lee and the crime lab where he has been a decades-long teacher and examiner. Added intrigue has to do with a FBI footprint guru teaching how to “definitely” identify a defendant from a … Continue reading

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Forensics: DNA contamination personified in this case from Australia.

In the US, prosecutors in San Diego investigated the lab worker whose DNA was mixed up in the crime scene samples. He later committed suicide. This case in AU has similar DNA problems. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-28/more-dna-contamination-claims-emerge-at-claremont-trial/12011756

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Forensics: A DC judge calls out police junk forensics – then limits expert ballistic evidence.

A rare look into a judge doing his job by using scientific principles to reject decades-long use of exaggerated bullet matching assumptions. Good summation of issues by Radley Balko at WaPo. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/28/dc-judge-issues-much-needed-opinion-junk-science/

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Forensics: Canadian look at bias in expert testimony

An appellate judge says distorted expert testimony can “swallow the entire judicial process.” https://www.lakecountrycalendar.com/columns/kootnekoff-problematic-experts-in-legal-proceedings/

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Forensics: If the UK cares about justice, it must fund forensic services properly | Angela Gallop | Opinion | The Guardian

Budget cuts in England and Wales have reduced independent oversight – and could lead to serious miscarriages of justice, says forensic scientist professor Angela Gallop — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/13/uk-justice-fund-forensic-services-budget-cuts

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Forensics: More evidence of incompetent child abuse “experts” who jail innocent parents. #pseudoforensicscience

Can’t these dolts read a medical history? https://coloradosun.com/2020/02/10/wrongly-accused-child-abuse/

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Forensics: Trumps DNA is the center point in 1990’s rape accusation embedded in defamation lawsuit. 

Delaying justice is a common tactic throughout his administration.  https://apnews.com/328cf2763624edef08246291b2c3aab6

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