Category Archives: Forensic Science

Forensics: How bad science is being used to prosecute women for killing their newborns in Latin America

Im wondering if this false methid has been used north of the Mexican border. From Mexico to Argentina, prosecutors have relied on the flotation test to convict women of killing their babies. — Read on

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Forensics: Opinion | Innocence Project lawyer’s book shows where science clashes with the law

Add to this the fact that the bitemarkers are still certified by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Science knows certain forensic techniques — such as bite mark analysis — are junk. Why can’t judges accept that? — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: A literature review of ER medicine is not enough. A Pathologist Stopped Short of Offering Could-Have, Should-Have Opinions

In personal injury and wrongful death cases, the plaintiff bears the burden of proving medical causation, which almost universally requires testimony from a competent expert.  Some… — Read on

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Forensics: The limits of psych experts in court. In celebrity courtroom slugfest, legal glare also falls on expert medical testimony

When two wealthy celebrities engage in no-holds barred combat in a courtroom over the most personal aspects of their private lives together, the results can be disconcerting – but also… — Read on

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Forensics: Cold case: Who murdered Maggie Long 1,651 days ago?

Typical cold murder case with no leads. In December of 2017, 17-year-old Long was found dead in her home after it was set on fire. The fire was declared an arson and Long’s death was ruled a homicide. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: You won’t see this on Fox News. Some Actual Data on Guns | American Council on Science and Health

With every horrific mass shooting, the media and the politicians bring out the same tired facts and solutions. While research into gun violence has been deliberately dampened [1], there are studies that help us to characterize gun violence. As mythical … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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