Category Archives: Forensic Science

Forensics: Digital evidence. Grosse Pointer Bryan Neumeister testifies in Depp, Heard libel case

Michigan’s Bryan Neumeister testified in the Johnny Depp, Amber Heard libel case as a digital forensics expert tasked with analyzed photos of Heard. — Read on http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2022/05/25/johnny-depp-amber-heard-grosse-pointe-native-bryan-neumeister/9931437002/

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Forensics: Itel Dror called out bias in forensics. He’s been blasted by those he studied. The National Association of Medical Examiners.

http://www.science.org/content/article/forensic-experts-biased-scientists-claims-spark-outrage

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Forensics: NamUS case. Cellastine Wade, 18: Missing From New Jersey Since 1968

Very little is known about Cellastine Wade and there hasn’t even been an exact date given of when she vanished from New Jersey in 1968. — Read on ourblackgirls.com/2022/05/08/cellastine-wade-18-missing-from-new-jersey-since-1968/

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Forensics: Australia. How did we fall for the junk science of forensics?

US described as “bitemark crazy.” I grew up in the golden age of forensic science, at a time when expert witnesses were becoming celebs, each with their special little area of crimebusting… — Read on http://www.spectator.com.au/2022/05/how-fact-killed-my-belief-in-forensics/

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Forensics: With bloodied gloves, forensic teams uncover gruesome secrets of Bucha in Ukraine

While investigators uncover the remains of civilians, heartbroken families wait nearby to reclaim their loved ones — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/09/with-bloodied-gloves-forensic-teams-uncover-gruesome-secrets-of-bucha-in-ukraine

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Forensics: DNA analyst accused of “cooking the books” in a murder case.

www-ocregister-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.ocregister.com/2022/04/04/forensic-experts-flip-flop-on-dna-evidence-leads-to-release-of-murder-defendant-da-review/amp/

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Forensics: Human Factors in Forensic Science Practice Sourcebook – Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Human Factors in Forensic Science Practice Sourcebook – Forensic Technology Center of Excellence — Read on forensiccoe.org/human_factors_forensic_science_sourcebook/

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Forensics: Genetic Genealogy. Cold case victim identified as missing Norton Shores woman

A missing Norton Shores woman, Stacey Lyn Chahorski, has been identified as the victim in a cold case from 1988. — Read on http://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/crime/cold-cases/cold-case-norton-shores-woman/69-b1c0c755-ea3d-4924-8b97-906e1a88001a

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Forensics: The queen of crime-solving | Forensic science

The long read: Forensic scientist Angela Gallop has helped to crack many of the UK’s most notorious murder cases. But today she fears the whole field – and justice itself – is at risk — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/mar/24/queen-of-crime-solving-angela-gallop-forensic-science

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Forensic DNA: When the Question is Not Who, But How

Examining courtroom testimony using the framework of Evett et al’s hierarchy for propositions. — Read on promega.foleon.com/theishireport/the-ishi-report-february-2022/when-the-question-is-not-who-but-how/

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