Tag Archives: American Academy of Forensic Science

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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Major US science orgs oppose Sessions cancelling of forensic science commission

The AAAS, ACS and two other groups associated with main-stream science put in their two cents about desiring “independent and transparent” review and monitoring of police forensic research and methods. This will largely prove futile. It is obvious that the … Continue reading

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Pre-Trump advances in forensics published to DAs : All efforts largely muted and moot

Due to the change of ‘command’ to Trump and Sessions, this Victor Weedn (AAFS past president) 7 page white paper on forensics and the efforts of NAS, PCAST, NCFS and OSACs are likely to end up in the DAs Spam … Continue reading

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Forensic Science Commentators to Watch on Twitter – Not the guy in the pic

Just a part of my daily Twitter feed on the battles between politics and the forensic sciences. Radley Balko @radleybalko Washington Post and The Watch journalist guy. The Attack of the Bitemark Matchers.  BettyLayne DesPortes @bldesportes  President of the American Academy … Continue reading

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Progressive DAs get backlash from their “lock-em-up” peers like Michael Ramos

District Attorney Aramis D. Ayala of Orlando, FL is getting targeted for realizing that the death penalty is only in play in 0.01% of her criminal cases and is much too expensive to pursue. Elected Senior Prosecutors and police chiefs … Continue reading

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Objections and questions on the feds taking over total management of US forensic science standards

Date:  March 14, 2017 Re:  Comments Concerning Proposed Office of Forensic Science within the DOJ To: AAFS Board of Directors From the following AAFS Jurisprudence Section members: Peter Neufeld Barry Scheck Christine Funk Hon. Christopher Plourd Hon. Pam King Hon. … Continue reading

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#CA12 Bill Richards sues San Bernardino as its DA controls state compensation board

Bill Richards also has years of medical neglect and medical malpractice by the California Department of Corrections and ‘Rehabilitation’ to deal with in addition to the incarceration compensation. Getting restitution from the state compensation board can still be  a non-starter and only allows … Continue reading

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Hair and Bite Marks back in the News as “Worst Forensic Evidence”

‘Junk forensic science’ topics continue to show up in the media in conjunction with the growing numbers of overturned convictions assisted by forensic experts. See: The Registry of Exonerations. Here’s a couple of recent articles.  The first talks about the … Continue reading

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Course syllabus for detecting science frauds, jerks and poseurs among us

Sherlock would be proud. Take the time to read down this U of Washington course outline on “bullshit” detection in academia and society in general. The online class is closed but plans for expansion are promised. New article from StatNews. … Continue reading

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Making American Safer One Bite at a Time? – Media strikes at #AAFS2017 #AAFS

Here’s another counterpoint to the few bitemarkers still standing (most likely around one to two dozen ppl in total) trying to re-brand their position as being forensically credible at the annual meeting of the “influential” American Academy of Forensic Sciences … Continue reading

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