Category Archives: forensic testimony

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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Forensics: Errors galore. Fingerprint error rate on close non‐matches – Koehler – – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Up to 28%. Ouch. That enters into the relam of less than scientifically reliable. Right? These seem to falsify what the US DOJ’s perpeual claims that they “never have had a mis-identification.” Fingerprint error rate on close non‐matches – Koehler … Continue reading

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Forensics: A Study in Scarlet: Where Fact Meets Fiction – The Anatomy Lab

Burke and Hare, ground-breaking Medical Jurisprudence, and Conan- Doyle. A Study in Scarlet: Where Fact Meets Fiction – The Anatomy Lab — Read on surgeonshallmuseums.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/a-study-in-scarlet-where-fact-meets-fiction/amp/

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Forensics: Fudging the data results from (Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science – ScienceDirect

Jeez. This sure looks look no one took a class on experimental design at the FBI Academy. If one even exists. What an embarrassment. (Mis)use of scientific measurements in forensic science – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X20300553

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Forensics: The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists. — Read on theintercept.com/2020/08/12/blueleaks-law-enforcement-police-lie-detection/

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Forensics: read every word. DNA mixtures – Do you understand them? | Forensic Context

A simple introduction to DNA mixtures in forensic science, what are they, why they occur and the issues with assessing their evidential value. — Read on http://www.forensiccontext.com/dna-mixtures-do-you-understand-them/

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Forensics: Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence – Garrett – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library

Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence – Garrett – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1556-4029.14323

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Forensics: Facial recognition sucks. Opinion | I was wrongfully arrested because of facial recognition. Why are police allowed to use it? – The Washington Post

Flawed technology should not be able to automate racist police policies. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/24/i-was-wrongfully-arrested-because-facial-recognition-why-are-police-allowed-use-this-technology/

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