Category Archives: forensic testimony

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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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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