Category Archives: junk forensic science

Forensic examination: Unhappy bitemarkers in OZ. The case for a criminal review commission in Australia

Uneasy about improper use of their discipline, forensics experts call for an appeals body to protect against miscarriages of justice — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/jul/18/forensic-examination-the-case-for-a-criminal-review-commission-in-australia

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Forensics: Low proficiency experts’ juror effects explored. Insights: Juror Appraisals of Forensic Science Evidence – @CSAFE

Insights: Juror Appraisals of Forensic Science Evidence – Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence — Read on forensicstats.org/blog/2020/10/10/insights-juror-appraisals-of-forensic-science-evidence/

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Forensics: Bite Mark Evidence: What You Should Know About This Debunked Science

Bite mark evidence has sent at least two dozen innocent people to prison. So why is this debunked forensic method still being used? — Read on innocenceproject.org/what-is-bite-mark-evidence-forensic-science/

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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: How a Sharp-Eyed Scientist Became Biology’s Image Detective | The New Yorker

Using just her eyes and memory, Elisabeth Bik has single-handedly identified thousands of studies containing potentially doctored scientific images. — Read on http://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/how-a-sharp-eyed-scientist-became-biologys-image-detective

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Forensics: A demand to U of Texas to halt faculty from doing “illegal” dental ageing reports for US immigration cases. #junk#forensic#science

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Forensics: Anthro calling BS on ICE using dental xrays to put immigrant kids into adult detention. @theNAME1966

These US dentists are trained to do this by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. They mislead the courts and care less about ICE using their “conclusions.” medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-immigration-agents-x-raying-migrants-age.html

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Forensics: 40 hour course qualifies to do BPA. Study on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Finds ‘Conclusions Were Often Erroneous’

Study on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Finds ‘Conclusions Were Often Erroneous’ – Reason.com — Read on reason.com/2021/06/11/study-on-bloodstain-pattern-analysis-finds-conclusions-were-often-erroneous/

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Forensics: Error at NYPD lab that went unchecked for 5 years warrants probe

Police say “no harm no foul.” Defense say false drug testing needs an audit. Terri Rosenblatt, the supervising attorney of the New York Legal Aid Society’s DNA unit, said in a statement that they looking closely at the error. — … Continue reading

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