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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.
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
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
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
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
Forensics: Creating false evidence and paying witnesses assured a conviction. 24 years later, a new look reveals all the dirty tricks. Trial DA has no remorse.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/07/26/st-louis-lamar-johnson-conviction-police-scandal/ The police crime scene “reconstruction” is ridiculous. The jury believed it.
Forensics: The battle of open access for scientific research papers. UCLA get slapped by mega publisher Elsevier.
The publisher spans the world for science, medicine and some things forensics. It has one open access (i.e. free) journal about forensics. Good for them. This story covers the larger issue of corporate profiteering (over charging) for information that is … Continue reading
Forensics: Jack the Ripper and “clothing matching” = Looking at professional advancement despite “ubiquitous” reliability
In the shadow of the recent Jack the Ripper mtDNA fiasco, here is another. Apparently all our Levis’ pants seams and buttons are unique or something close to it according to one guy at the FBI. He gets a pass … Continue reading