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#Forensics Not So Good. Leaked Documents Say Roughly 2,000 NY Prisoners Affected By Erroneous Drug Tests – Gothamist

https://gothamist.com/news/leaked-documents-say-roughly-2000-ny-prisoners-affected-by-erroneous-drug-tests

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#Forensics: Despite cops now using FRT, Government should recommend moratorium on use of facial recognition in Scotland, say academics.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/government-should-recommend-moratorium-on-use-of-facial-recognition-in-scotland-academics-say-1-5038321

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#Forensics: #DNA STR MIXture takes a hit in its expanding use by FBI and other police crime labs.

From DNA expert Dan Krane (thanks to Gil Sapir). STRMix was found to be inadmissible in an important federal case ( Gissantaner ) out of the Western District of Michigan last week.  Its implications for STRMix (and the FBI’s increasing … Continue reading

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Michigan Forensics: Legislation to create Forensic Science Commission

These authors have introduced a bill to establish a FSC in the US state of Michigan. The Texas FS Texas commission effectively delisted bitemarks four years ago. In both cases wrongful convictions will be continue to be revealed. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2019/09/16/opinion-michigan-needs-state-based-forensic-science-commission/2291922001/

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Forensics: Hearings | Hearings & Legislation | House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Hearings | Hearings & Legislation | House Committee on Science, Space and Technology — Read on science.house.gov/hearings/raising-the-bar-progress-and-future-needs-in-forensic-science Best minds in the business. Mostly female. Quite nice.

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Flawed forensics and weak-kneed judges. Boilerplate arson experts, of course, claim absolute accuracy. A judge buys it

The judge below is a good guy, the Honorable Harry T. Edwards. Just another chapter in how judges can’t get away from looking at changes and evolution in forensics (this time its fire science) in the most restrictive sense via … Continue reading

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Forensic Imaging and Comparison Debate Centers on Expertise of Objects in the Image

A lawyer in the UK takes on an important aspect of forensics. The discussion is a bit  nebulous, and focuses on the topic of people identifying objects and people captured on digital media. I suppose old fashioned crime scene photography … Continue reading

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Forensics: Gun Stores in Allen Texas

 

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Forensics: Many in denial. Error perceptions amongst forensic practitioners

This is just the abstract. Im getting really raw having to pay big bucks to get journal articles. Reading any bitemarker’s trial testimony easily confirms this research of 183 “practicing forensic analysts.” The quest for perfection seems to drive many … Continue reading

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Forensics: Corp trade secrets dominates rules of evidence in criminal courts. 

Really. It is called scientific by some courts but its not available for confirmatory testing. What is it? Proprietary DNA mixture software.  http://www.abajournal.com/lawscribbler/article/trade-secret-privilege-is-bad-for-criminal-justice

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