Tag Archives: AMERICAN BOARD OF FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY

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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Sagas of Junk Forensic Science Whistleblowers – Please Read the Entire Piece –

Forensic experts and practitioners clearly endanger themselves when bringing to light contrarian evidence to criminal courts that reveal forensic mistakes and failures to long-court-accepted testimony. This recent article provides a memorial and acclamation to a physician who fought to his … Continue reading

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Forensics: John Hopkins Strongly Weighs In On Bitemarks and Other “Police Forensics” Omitting Scientific Proofs

Scientists decry a lack of actual  science in forensic methods Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Arturo Casadevall among co-authors of ‘PNAS’ editorial…….. “WE WANTED TO ALERT PEOPLE THAT THIS IS A CONTINUING AND A MAJOR ISSUE: THAT MANY OF THE FORENSIC TECHNIQUES … Continue reading

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Talking Science to Prosecutors and Cops by “Independent” Scientists Continues Unabated

Experts call for more science in forensic science By Susan Kelley | April 10, 2018 Law, Government & Public Policy News & Events MEDIA INQUIRIES  Sunita Sah A group of scientists, including Sunita Sah, a physician and assistant professor of management and organizations, … Continue reading

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A Classic Forensic Failure: Bitemarkers Issue An “Editorial” Explaining Their Rebirth as “Science-Based”

  Nothing explains the mind-set of the AAFS affiliated ABFO bitemark group better than this 11 page Apologia that attempts to rehab their continued use in US Criminal Courts. It has a host of mis-truths, avoidance methods, and non-science orientation. … Continue reading

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If Bitemark Identifiers Are Flawed, Why Did The AAFS Just Recertify Them?

The decades of criticisms about the American Board of Forensic Odontology’s (ABFO) relationship with the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) has been a waste of time and effort. This US bitemark bunch gets an accreditation review each five years … Continue reading

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Another junk forensic bitemark case gets reversed – Swinton exonerated after 17 years – DAs still using bitemarks

  This makes 30 cases the infamous practitioners of “forensic” odontology have contributed to false convictions and indictments. Needless to say, the few existing adherents to bitemark voodoo are still alive and well as members of the American Academy of … Continue reading

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Battle for freedom in another bitemark conviction heats up – DNA evidence from crime scene including murder weapon #AAFS

The John Kunco case in Pennsylvania goes back in my case archives for over 12 years. Early in Mr. Kunco’s post conviction appeals, the opinions of two famous bitemark experts ( at least as far as they are concerned ) … Continue reading

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Anti-Junk forensics legislation continues to use bitemark “identifications” in the battle against false convictions.

Keith Harvard. Conviction in 1982. Released in 2016. So far, two states in the US have generated new laws which allow inmates to contest dubious, outmoded or outright false claims of forensic ‘experts’ used to aid their convictions. Texas and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Taking apart the “science” of matching objects and patterns to innocent defendants

An extensive review of forensic exaggerations brought into criminal courts. Only two US states have statutes allowing appellate review of cases where junk forensic experts run amok.  (Excerpts) “The legal concept of newly discovered evidence including a change in science,” … Continue reading

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