Category Archives: junk forensic science

Forensics: Then Trump showed up. 2015 Update: White House Report on Forensics Science: “Eradicate” the Use of Bitemarks. @chronic_jordan @radleybalko

Strange how, in this respect, it seems Trump hasnt left certain bastions of criminal justice. Update on the Update: More on this today (Wednesday July 22, 2015)  from Radley Balko at THE WATCH On Tuesday, July 21, the White House … Continue reading

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Forensics: Law Prof Maneka Sinha pulls no punches. What’s Wrong with Forensic Science? Everything. “Junk dressed up as scientific analysis.”

One word for this law review paper. WOW!! 👏 What’s Wrong with Forensic Science? Everything, Says Paper | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/08/11/whats-wrong-with-forensic-science-everything-says-paper/

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Forensics: Bitemarks. Michigan governor Witmer and Innocence community shares how faulty forensic science leads to wrongful convictions

A task force created this year by Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to meet each month to come up with recommendations and best practices for how forensic science work is used, conducted and assessed in the criminal justice system. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Unknown DOJ Prosecutor writes policy statement ignoring scientific commissions’ years of critical review.

Another hit piece by government lawyers claiming scientific scrutiny of police science is unscientific. Weird. Democracy Forward and the Union of Concerned Scientists say the Trump-era statement is biased, inaccurate, and runs afoul of federal law. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/08/forensic-science-reform-justice-department/

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Forensics: A bad day: Medical Examiner’s Office chief toxicologist faces criminal probe with potential legal ramifications in years of cases

Gary Kunsman, the chief toxicologist for the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office, is under investigation for the alleged theft of a controlled substance and evidence tampering. — Read on http://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/07/29/chief-toxicologist-at-broward-medical-examiners-office-under-criminal-investigation/

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Forensics: Demands for changing ‘The Entrenched Carceralism of Forensics.’ Weak judges, need for better science oversight.

The forensic system has deep structural flaws that may be beyond reform. It may be time to radically reimagine it. — Read on inquest.org/entrenched-carceralism-of-forensics/

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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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