Category Archives: human identification

Forensics: Hurray for Ernie Jackson! Forensic odontologist called in to help identify skeletal remains

Ernie goes back as far as I do in forensic odont. A real standout. He is the first board certified Black US forensic dentist. Here is a video interview with Ernie talking about a recent case.

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Forensics: 6 tips to help you detect fake science news

Also: Consider financial gain. Is the author ignoring peer literature and exaggerating the results? One-sided self promotion of baseless claims that have not been independently confirmed? Proprietary software that is “secret” avoids scientific scrutiny. 6 tips to help you detect … Continue reading

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Forensics: A blast from my past. Forensic odontology: a line of work that’s not for the squeamish – USC News

Forensic odontology: a line of work that’s not for the squeamish – USC News — Read on news.usc.edu/85078/forensic-odontology-a-line-of-work-thats-not-for-the-overly-squeamish/

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Forensics: RIP. Cliff Boyd, nationally-recognized Bio-Anthropologist, Radford University professor, dies at 68 @The_AAFS

He and his wife Donna worked alongside each other for years at the school. — Read on roanoke.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: “DeepFake-O-Meter” UB computer scientists develop tool to spot deepfake photos – University at Buffalo

UB computer scientists develop tool to spot deepfake photos – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff – University at Buffalo — Read on http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2021/03/deepfake-o-meter.html

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Forensics: The ABFO bitemarkers have closed the door on US forensic dentistry training.

Dental students love to see lectures about forensics. Thank you CSI. I have talked with dental students at Ostrow USC for decades in short seminar format. My principal topic is human identification. The bitemark portion talks about DNA collection from … Continue reading

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Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic DNA Evidence Secret from Defendants

An ongoing criminal court defense argument about DA refusal to disclose the prosecution-popular TrueAllele DNA software “code” is gaining judicial traction. When the government tries to convict you of a crime, you have a right to challenge its evidence. This … Continue reading

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Forensics: Full of false equivalencies. Op-ed claims ‘The face of hysteria: New York must preserve facial recognition as a tool for law enforcement ‘ – New York Daily News

Terrific example of “use it and fix it later.” Ive heard the same about phrenology and bitemarks as recently presented at #AAFS2021. Here is how the NYPD manipulates video evidence. Ridiculous. The op-ed is below these images. The Minneapolis City … Continue reading

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Forensics: Love those molars. Neanderthal teeth hint at interbreeding with modern humans – News Centre – University of Kent

My new forensic avatar will be a bicuspid. Bio-arch rocks! (A attempt at paronomasia). Neanderthal teeth hint at interbreeding with modern humans – News Centre – University of Kent — Read on http://www.kent.ac.uk/news/science/27738/neanderthal-teeth-hint-at-interbreeding-with-modern-humans

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Forensics: Junk police “science.” Black Man Sues New Jersey City After Being Arrested Due to Error in Facial Recognition Technology

Much like sniffer dogs and road side drug “testing.” A Black man in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against police and county prosecutors after a misidentification by facial recognition technology resulted in him being jailed for 10 days. — … Continue reading

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