Tag Archives: American Academy of Forensic Science

Forensics: The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

A multidisciplinary academic review of: Key Features Increases the courts’ knowledge about areas of psychology that have been debunked, have advanced, or have been refined by the scientific community Covers issues in psychological forensics, namely: Profiling, Psychological Defenses, Mitigation, Eyewitness … Continue reading

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Forensics: Want a BS excuse for “bad forensics”? Blame it on “bad apples.”

This is truly ridiculous counterpoint to forensic science reform, but the forensic industry and its associated prosecutors take it as gospel. The medical profession used claims of “perfection” in the 18th century when they used to bleed patients to death … Continue reading

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The False Forensics Trail of Tears: John Kunco and the bitemarkers in Pennsylvania

When DNA is missed by law enforcement, DAs use the lies of bitemark advocates to convict. These dentists have known for decades that their bitemark testimony regarding human identification was unproven. They didn’t care in the John Junco 1991 conviction, … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police infiltrating commercial DNA labs in 100s of manhunts

DNA Data From 100 Crime Scenes Has Been Uploaded To A Genealogy Website — Just Like The Golden State Killer https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/parabon-genetic-genealogy-cold-cases?utm_term=.xvoZq8dMRa#.ds4w6gYQNl

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#Forensics: The usual forensic failures described : DAs don’t give much of a damn.

  Do you wonder how witchcraft and satanic children eating coven stories survive in this era of lies and misdemeanors and wrongful convictions?  This article pushes back against what’s coming out of the US WH and DOJ (and some DAs) … Continue reading

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Reliance on quality forensic testing continues to take hits in the UK.

The government closed the FSS (national forensic science unit) in 2012. Privatizing forensics to commercial vendors resulted, which has led to various large scale scandals. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-44044668 In a strange coincidence, the UK”S Forensic Regulator published in 2017 some extensive rules … Continue reading

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Here are 4 Ways The Crime Lab Can Frame You Includes Bitemarks as the 5th.

https://youtu.be/gTbu0nRLaL8 A look at a lay person’s concerns about law enforcement’s reliance on false statements and forensics that’s not good enough for scientific approval, but very useful for gaining convictions. Bitemarks, lie detectors, hair, partial fingerprints, evidence mishandling, incompetents and … Continue reading

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Sheriffs being Coroners get some heat in California

The interplay of law enforcement and death investigations being under the same roof is a national problem. California is getting a dose of that in the news. It is a problem endemic throughout the US. Elected Coroners qualify with a … Continue reading

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Forensic Confusion: ICE testing for age of purported juvenile detainees not done according to its own rules.

  Here is another great example of the intersection between forensics and criminal justice. It surely is a mess. These two articles lay out how US Immigration courts are rendering opinions on the chronological age of detainees without completing the … Continue reading

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When Prosecutors continue to use Bitemarkers’ Junk Testimony in New Jersey

Participating in post-conviction appeals of defendants convicted from the use of bitemark pattern “matching” brought me to a crossroads with my memberships in both the bitemark group (ABFO) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The cross-road on the … Continue reading

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