Category Archives: Forensic Science

Forensics: Mathematicians urge colleagues to boycott police work in wake of killings

This is huge. I wonder if the #AAFS has enough huevos to do something similar. More than 1,400 researchers have signed a letter calling on the discipline to stop working on predictive-policing algorithms and other models. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01874-9

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Forensics: Undercounting Those Killed by the N.Y.P.D. – The New York Times

Here’s where forensics and politics show their dark-side. Who has the final say? Read on….. A never-released report shows that the number of people killed by police activity in New York is more than twice what has been reported. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Floyd’s autopsy makes medical examiner a rare target of anger – StarTribune.com

As usual, the politicos screwed the pooch on this. Prosecutors’ release of Dr. Andrew Baker’s preliminary findings highlighting other factors in George Floyd’s death led to a storm of criticism that defense attorneys say is unfair. — Read on http://www.startribune.com/floyd-s-autopsy-makes-medical-examiner-a-rare-target-of-anger/571343522/

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Forensics: Drilling down on Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias

Too bad this has a purchase firewall. Abstract inly. — Read on pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

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Forensics: The cost of wrongful convictions from cop lies and perjury. Retired Chicago journalist on George Floyd response: ‘This is what still haunts me’ – Chicago Tribune

Retired Chicago journalist on George Floyd fallout: ‘This is what still haunts me’ — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-comentary-andy-shaw-burge-racism-20200612-vd76wzka5vgdlmclrs23bpukdi-story.html

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Forensics: Police Use of ”Less-Lethal” Weapons at Protests Cause Life-Threatening Injuries

People demonstrating on the streets, or following along online, don’t need studies to know that less-lethal weaponry isn’t safe — particularly in crowds. — Read on theintercept.com/2020/06/11/police-less-than-lethal-weapons-protests/

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The interpretation of forensic conclusions by criminal justice professionals: The same evidence interpreted differently – ScienceDirect

Bingo. A bit of a read, but at the end it is clear that experienced exMiners believe their own bs to much. The interpretation of forensic conclusions by criminal justice professionals: The same evidence interpreted differently – ScienceDirect — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: The Impact of Evidence Lineups on Fingerprint Expert Decisions – Kukucka

Simple idea. The bitemarkers skipped this part since 1954. The Impact of Evidence Lineups on Fingerprint Expert Decisions – Kukucka – – Applied Cognitive Psychology – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.3703

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Forensics: Reconstruction and physical fit analysis of fragmented skeletal remains using 3D imaging and printing – ScienceDirect

Reconstruction and physical fit analysis of fragmented skeletal remains using 3D imaging and printing – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2665910720300633

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Forensics: A forensic undergrad tests slime concoction for partial print examiners.

College kids in forensics are keen. This new grad did some simple testing with silly slime and fingerprint chemicals. https://phys.org/news/2020-06-unusual-forensic-technique.html

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