Category Archives: junk forensic science

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 India: Bitemarks In The Dock: The Questions We Are Not Asking

The article restates what has been done in the US debunking bitemarkers and recommends adoption of same in India. Also, the author says many Indian courts and prosectors still demand bitemark pattern evidence continue to be used. This is similar … Continue reading

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Forensics: A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

The insidious creep of junk forensics. Much like US medical examiners being forced to hire ABFO bitemarkers in order to be certified by TheName.org A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned … Continue reading

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Forensics: World-famous sleuth Henry Lee takes a hit as Charges dismissed against men convicted in 1985 murder

His visual determination of blood spatter led to 30 years in prison x 2. Ralph “Ricky” Birch and Shawn Henning were convicted in the Dec. 1, 1985, slashing death of 65-year-old Everett Carr. — Read on http://www.fox61.com/article/news/local/case-dismissed-men-convicted-1985-new-milford-murder/520-a0533506-f666-4521-8743-126f6936cf46

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Forensics: Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias | Analytical Chemistry

The bitemarkers invented the Second Fallacy: “Bad Apples.” Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias | Analytical Chemistry — Read on pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

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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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Forensics: Another absolutely obsolete method. Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science

No mention of recovering salivary DNA in this one. Outdated references and no validity/reliability testing. Classic junk. Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science — Read on legaldesire.com/importance-of-cheiloscopy-in-forensic-science/

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Forensic Fraud: The Secret, Absurd World of Coronavirus Mask Traders and Middlemen Trying To Get Rich Off Government Money

The Secret, Absurd World of Coronavirus Mask Traders and Middlemen Trying To Get Rich Off Government Money — Read on http://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-absurd-world-of-coronavirus-mask-traders-and-middlemen-trying-to-get-rich-off-government-money/amp

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Forensics: Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm – The New York Times

When the cops get new toys, this is what happens: BS predictive science misused and touted as “tough on crime ” In what may be the first known case of its kind, a faulty facial recognition match led to a … Continue reading

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Forensics: The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes — and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles

Forensic fraud by The Trump Administration which Paid Millions for Test Tubes — and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles — Read on http://www.propublica.org/article/the-trump-administration-paid-millions-for-test-tubes-and-got-unusable-mini-soda-bottles/amp

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