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Lamenting leaving courtroom science admissibility to cops and lawyers

“Bite marks is the obvious example. It’s inconceivable to most of us as to how this stuff even continues to be admitted.” – member on the National Commission on Forensic Science.  Here’s  from the US District Attorneys Association (@NDAAJustice ) … Continue reading

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Thailand study on optic nerve hemorrhage in abuse and non-abuse infant deaths

The sample size in this study is very small, although the authors have been collecting data for 13 years. http://www.fsijournal.org/article/S0379-0738(17)30145-7/fulltext?elsca1=etoc&elsca2=email&elsca3=0379-0738_201707_276__&elsca4=Pathology%7CForensic%20and%20Legal%20Medicine  

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US Supremes take on ‘new’ science standards versus case law standards in Texas

This information is taken from the current AAFS News Alert and is written by president Betty DesPortes and 3 collaborators. It is a semi-long read, but describes how the TX CCA got whooped by SCOTUS for trying to lawyer their … Continue reading

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Taking a look at open access forensic science research data – To Be Determined

This article has to do with graduate and undergraduate forensic research papers and data which were made available in a UK trial project which was recently unfunded. A new proposal following the same theme now includes commercial, law enforcement and … Continue reading

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Low threshold for video animation expert using video evidence with “common sense”

Looking at body cam videos and surveillance vids appears to be a ‘new’ expertise   (see ‘PerpPix’ ) Another company’s 8 person video/exhibit/analysis business is promoting service on their website “The Evidence Room.” They do animations and movies. On this site are … Continue reading

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The ‘totality of indicators’ in DUI arrests passes for ‘science’ to Georgia traffic stops

Another example of police using untested or flawed field sobriety ‘testing’ when accurate drug tests do not exist. Total crap. Innocent folks get jail time, fines, license revocation before DAs drop charges.  

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We are entering the Twilight Zone: Bitemarks can now prove innocence?

Originally posted on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends:
No one escapes the Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including psychological horror………. The…

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Jurors Googling Wits, Experts and Defs Pose A Problem

Here’s a spin about curious jurors doing their own smart fone research. What if they start Googling “prosecutor misconduct “? Thanks to Charles Smith Blog.  https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/legal-community-worried-about-influence-of-internet-on-juries-in-criminal-trials-1.3069161?mode=amp

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Alchemy, prosecutors, junk science and bitemarks – NY Times

This pic has gotten alot of action over the last few years. It originated at the University Buffalo School of Dentistry and shows plaster models of human teeth used at Dr. Mary and Peter Bush research center. Joining the accelerating … Continue reading

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DOJ takeover of forensic policy making and practice – Comments Deadline Ap 12 11:59 EDT

Making comments to the US DOJ is largely pointless since its boss AG Sessions is determined to control the playing field of US forensic science to the advantage of the prosecutors. All of this is  via their series of lies … Continue reading

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