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Forensic Science International – Some esoteric, others inconclusive and some suggestive.

Review Article Multifarious applications of atomic force microscopy in forensic science investigations GauravPandey, MaithriTharmavaram, DeepakRawtani, Sumit Kumar, Y. Agrawal  Research Articles Toxicological investigation of forensic cases related to the designer drug 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV): Detection, quantification and studies on human metabolism … Continue reading

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Rudin on an “Office of Forensic Science”

Originally posted on Forensics Forum:
A comment on a proposal being considered by the CFSO – draft legislation that would create an Office of Forensic Science within the Department of Justice (here is a link to the draft as of…

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Its time for AAFS members to wake up and respond to this US #Forensic legislation

The AAFS [American Academy of Forensic Science: http://www.aafs.org%5D previously requested comments whether it should support the new legislation proposed by consortium of forensic science organizations (CFSO) creating an office of forensic science within the Department of Justice, within the Center … Continue reading

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Univ of California Irvine Welcomes Nat’l Registry of Exonerations !!

California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks and exoneree Brian Banks in 2012. Irvine, Calif., March 14, 2017 — The University of California, Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society is now the institutional home for the National Registry of Exonerations, … Continue reading

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Forensics: Junk arson ‘science’ leads to conviction, prison, then a coverup plea bargain

From @LilianaSegura. She spent two years on this and it’s worth the ‘long read.’ “How junk arson science convicted a mother of killing her own daughters.” https://theintercept.com/2017/03/05/did-angela-garcia-kill-her-own-daughters-arson-cover-up/

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Forensics Today – The rise of the ‘I don’t care’ response to forensic science reform

When forensic reform was trending The Obama-era Commission on Forensic Science just finished its proposals for better over sight on forensics by the Executive branch in the form of an Office on Forensic Science.  It’s been under development back to Obama’s … Continue reading

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Right to confront prosecution forensic expert now costs defendants $600

NC hates to send their forensic lab experts to court to attest to their labwork and experience the joy of cross-examination. That’s since Melendez- Diaz happened in 2009. It threw crime lab techs into court to authenticate and defend their … Continue reading

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County judge thinks ‘bitemark guidelines’ show that it is still a “science’

Here is another great example of a criminal court taking the weak way out by using the 1923 Frye Rule thereby allowing any bitemark expert who belongs to a relevant ‘scientific community’ to talk to the jury during a murder … Continue reading

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Appeal court actually uses Daubert to overrule use of non-science assumptions

Originally posted on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends:
Its all about scientific support, or lack there of in the appellate halls of North Carolina. DWI ‘extapolations’ of BA to assume alcohol ‘eliminating’ phase at time of…

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Appeal court actually uses Daubert to overrule use of non-science assumptions

Its all about scientific support, or lack there of in the appellate halls of North Carolina. DWI ‘extapolations’ of BA to assume alcohol ‘eliminating’ phase at time of testing take a hit. Thanks to GGWolk

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