Category Archives: Forensic Science

Forensics: Opinion | Thousands of missed police killings prove we must address systemic bias in forensic science

I wonder what antics this will produce from the US National Asso of Medical Examiners? A new study concludes that, over nearly 40 years, medical examiners and coroners undercounted police killings by more than half. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/15/medical-examiners-forensics-bias-police-killings/

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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: Snakeology of bitemarks against Kerala man who let loose cobra on his wife convicted of murder | Latest News India

I’d love to see the data set produced by this test. During the autopsy of the dead cobra, it was also found that it was starved for a week to make it more aggressive | Latest News India — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: The 2018 California Wildfires: Integration of Rapid DNA to Dramatically Accelerate Victim Identification – Gin – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Notable application of DNA. Dental IDs still have some use, but times are changing. The 2018 California Wildfires: Integration of Rapid DNA to Dramatically Accelerate Victim Identification – Gin – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library … Continue reading

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Forensics: #ForensicOdontology Another victim of America’s greatest forensics fraudster has been exonerated – The Washington Post

Radley Balko has co-authored with Tucker Carrington ‘The Cadver King and the Country Dentist.” This WP piece is just a glimpse into how courts keep supporting over-reaching and fradulent “forensic scientists.” The number of experts who can claim to have … Continue reading

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Forensics: DNA in murder case sits in Denver crime lab for 11 months

Family asking for public help. Crime lab output delays are unacceptable. A father is making an emotional plea and putting up $25,000 of his own money to help find his son’s killer. He is also asking the Problem Solvers to … Continue reading

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Forensics: Underfunded and mostly thankless. Cold case files: USF forensic anthropologist seeks the public’s help

Cold case files: USF forensic anthropologist seeks the public’s help • St Pete Catalyst — Read on stpetecatalyst.com/cold-case-files-usf-forensic-anthropologist-seeks-the-publics-help/

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Forensics: The FBI should listen to this. We’re talking about hair the wrong way : Short Wave : NPR

Humans have scalp hair. But why is human scalp hair so varied? Biological anthropologist Tina Lasisi wanted to find out. And while completing her PhD at Penn State University, she developed a better system for describing hair — rooted in … Continue reading

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Forensics: Gabby Petito update: FBI’s decision to hold victim’s remains, cause of death ‘very unusual,’ Dr. Baden says

Two weeks since Gabby Petito was revealed to have been the victim of a homicide, famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden told Fox News the FBI’s decision to withhold her remains from her family was “very unusual,” as was the … Continue reading

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Forensics: “Self-proclaimed bitemark expert” getting sued. Wrongfully convicted former death row inmate is suing Tampa Police officers who allegedly framed him | Blogs

Richard Souviron is a founding-father of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. Many of his peers have been sued by those wrongfully convicted through their claims of “scientific” accuracy. This case shows the degree of cognitive bias exhibited in their … Continue reading

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