Category Archives: wrongful convictions

Forensics: Illogical Crim Law. His innocence decree ‘not cognizable’? Missouri man swears he’s innocent, would legally have been better off sentenced to death

There are very few people who would be better off if they had been sentenced to death but that’s the case with Chris Dunn. — Read on http://www.kctv5.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: After refusing a plea offer, Charges dropped: Georgia man cleared by DNA after decades in prison

30 years lost. Credit to his legal team including @innocence and the Weil firm. Georgia prosecutors have decided they will not retry Ron Jacobsen for raping a woman in Newton County, four years after DNA tests strongly indicated h — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Not good. Accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions by forensic bloodstain pattern analysts – ScienceDirect

Accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions by forensic bloodstain pattern analysts – ScienceDirect — Read on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0379073821001766

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Shifting forensic focus from means to purpose: A path forward for the discipline?

A good discussion regarding forensics vs science concepts and practices. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1355030621001076

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Forensics: 2 out of 50 states. Illinois to permanently establish Forensic Science Commission

The official legislative site of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus — Read on illinoissenatedemocrats.com/caucus-news/45-senator-patricia-van-pelt-news/2977-illinois-to-permanently-establish-forensic-science-commission

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Forensics: Philadelphia police detectives charged and arrested for lying in Anthony Wright wrongful conviction case.

After DNA seemingly cleared Anthony Wright in 2013, Philadelphia prosecutors and police retried him, but a jury acquitted him in less than an hour — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/08/13/philadelphia-detectives-charged/

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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: Opinion | Why we can’t trust the states to prevent wrongful convictions – The Washington Post

Reformist prosecutors are showing how the system’s preference for “finality” thwarts the interests of justice. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/09/why-we-cant-trust-states-prevent-wrongful-convictions/

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