Category Archives: forensic testimony

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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Forensics: What is an expert and what to do about it.

A good read about how Daubert expert evidence rules have been misapplied by 100 of judges. New Rule 702 might help. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bloomberg-law-analysis/analysis-say-goodbye-to-daubert-motion-hello-to-new-rule-702/?utm_source=Email_Share

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Foreniscs: Its bites, guns and hair again. Why a High-Ranking FBI Attorney Is Pushing ‘Unbelievable’ Junk Science on Guns

This science-denial trope is endemic and will not die. Forensic analysts testify at trials as “experts.” But juries don’t know that their methods “seriously underestimate the false positive rate.” — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-fbi-keeps-pushing-junk-science-to-win-convictions

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Forensics: Go Alicia! Reforming Forensics: Why Academics Are Challenging the Science Behind U.S. Criminal Justice | Discover Magazine

Academics are fighting to reform criminal justice techniques — many of which are based on thin and outdated science — that have incriminated hundreds of innocent people in the U.S. — Read on http://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/reforming-forensics-why-academics-are-challenging-the-science-behind-criminal-justice

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Forensics: Taphonomy dispute. Father’s defense opens with expert pointing to potential wildlife role in 13-year-old son’s death

Father’s defense opens with expert pointing to potential wildlife role in 13-year-old son’s death — Read on http://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/12/mark-redwine-trial-dylan-redwine-defense/

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Forensics: Some Medical Examiners Say Sickle Cell Trait Causes Sudden Death–They’re Wrong – Scientific American @theNAME1966

This needs to be addressed. Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives. — Read on http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/some-medical-examiners-say-sickle-cell-trait-causes-sudden-death-theyre-wrong/

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Forensics: Commission refers the 1998 murder conviction of Justin Plummer to the Court of Appeal due to bitemark expert

Its a prime example of a dentist testimony exceeding the limits of scientific knowledge. These guys are always “very convincing.” Commission refers the murder conviction of Justin Plummer to the Court of Appeal | Criminal Cases Review Commission — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Beware of forensic experts expressing certainty

Opinion piece about reigning-in exaggerated and one-sided expert testimony. Offers a free online tutorial via Coursera. Its organized by Christophe Champod and the UNIL forensics faculty. “Challenging Forensic Science: How science should speak to court.” I just signed up. Expert … Continue reading

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Forensics: Chauvin Trial Expert Witness in Mob Crosshairs — The Patriot Post

431 physicians and a state AG called a “mob” for investigation of Chauvin forensic expert. Why would any expert ever again testify in a politically charged case? — Read on patriotpost.us/articles/79509-chauvin-trial-expert-witness-in-mob-crosshairs-2021-04-29

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Forensics: Illegal media streaming. Ghislaine Maxwell court hearing disrupted by apparent QAnon followers | Ghislaine Maxwell | The Guardian

Reminds me when 7 attending abfo bitemarkers recorded an Alabama court hearing on a bitemark murder case. While I was testifying for the defense. Death penalty proceedings. There was one mad judge when it was discovered during a break. One … Continue reading

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