Tag Archives: American Academy of Forensic Science

Forensics: Autopsy of a Crime Lab | Dispelling the myth of a perfect forensic match – YouTube

New book! Brandon Garrett, the L. Neil Williams Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and Director of the Wilson Center for Science and Justice, discusses the fallacies and flaws in forensic “science.” — Read on http://www.youtube.com/watch

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Forensics: Human rights group urges Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to allow reversal of all nonunanimous jury convictions

Can we say “mass incarceration” of poor people? This statute was established to keep people “under control.” Abhorrent. The Oregon DA must be quivering in indignation over this “attack” on American justice. Human rights group urges Oregon Attorney General Ellen … Continue reading

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Forensics: Intimidation. The cost of speaking up against China

Remember when getting an invite to lecture in China was a thing? The cost of speaking up against China – BBC News — Read on http://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-china-56563449

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Forensics: Bitemark fiasco leads to Proof of Innocence: New Arizona law opens testing national databases

While the bitemarkers argued amongst themselves abt Ray Krone’s crooked tooth, DNA AND fingerprint evidence existed that would have dismissed his case before trial. It took multiple trials, his conviction to death row, and a decade of appeals to get … Continue reading

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Forensics: Junk Forensics Bill. West Virginia House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Legislation to Address Wrongful Convictions

West Virginia House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Legislation to Address Wrongful Convictions — Read on http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/story/news/politics/government/2021/03/16/west-virginia-house-judiciary-committee-unanimously-approves-legislation-address-wrongful-conviction/4717448001/

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Forensics: 6 tips to help you detect fake science news

Also: Consider financial gain. Is the author ignoring peer literature and exaggerating the results? One-sided self promotion of baseless claims that have not been independently confirmed? Proprietary software that is “secret” avoids scientific scrutiny. 6 tips to help you detect … Continue reading

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Forensics: Whistleblower gets some payback. Ex AAFS president get $1 Million Settlement for firing because she objected to the Use of Untested DNA Tests for Decades

This settlement was over Marina Stajic PhD being wrongfully terminated by the NY Medical Examiners Office. It stemmed from her revealing decades of lies in that office about their LCDNA non existent proofs and testing. She is by no means … Continue reading

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Forensics: Forensic education takes another hit. Miami phasing out forensic investigation major is disappointing

Forensic training is diminishing? Much like aspiring US forensic dentists having to affiliate with the bitemark advocacy and much maligned American Board of Forensic Odontology. Thanks to the National Association of Medical Examiners for that. @theNAME1966. ‘When she started, she … Continue reading

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Forensics: Best title award winner! ‘Death Row Inmate Freed After Bullshit Bite Mark Evidence Determined To Be Bullshit’| Techdirt

Death Row Inmate Freed After Bullshit Bite Mark Evidence Determined To Be Bullshit | Techdirt — Read on http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210228/15114246339/death-row-inmate-freed-after-bullshit-bite-mark-evidence-determined-to-be-bullshit.shtml

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Forensics: Dead infant not a homicide. Flawed science on “shaken baby” conviction used in capital murder conviction

Dr. Ophaven is a champ. A forensic doctor testified that science used in the death penalty case of Robert Leslie Roberson III, was flawed during the continuance of the evidentiary hearing Monday, March 8 https://www.palestineherald.com/news/doctor-flawed-science-used-in-capital-murder-conviction/article_18350b72-8077-11eb-b978-e786ee5b9ecb.html

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