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Fed Judge accepts self regulated forensics: “PCAST not regulatory”; forensic mistakes “low”

To the real story. Its about…….crime labs and courts self-regulating themselves on scientific issues rather than the 2016 PrEsiDEnTiAl ELEctiOn. All those “selfie” factors on the left are spot on. I wish for a figure 2 to measure the incidence … Continue reading

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Disappointed? Am Academy of Forensic Sciences blurb on PCAST and forensic validation

[Comments] and bold emphasis are mine. In summary, I call it misleading in certain important aspects. As Max Houck says in this re Tweet,  Crime lab debate misses the point and culprits. Lab is political football AND under-resourced. [from this “Our … Continue reading

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The Donald on #forensic criminal justice – De Niro and Petro – Groping vs Central Park 5 rape

  Donald Trump still not needing no DNA regarding the Central Park 5 case and his unrequited stupidity “and worse” are the topics today. Plus, he’s an “idiot” according to actor Robert De Niro. Play the De Niro 0.55 video … Continue reading

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Science vs Forensics – Podcast on Bugs, Bitemark “Whack-A-Mole” and Bungled Fingerprints

This jazzy podcast is worth the time to take a look. I’d give it an ‘A’ for lay people and students interested in the ‘semi to non’ science presently used in forensic practice.. Here is a commercial “Science Vs’ program … Continue reading

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The horror of the missing and unidentified focuses on the Mexican Border

There is a few things to be said on this subject here starting with, in my opinion [ along with others connected with Missing Persons investigations], that the number of unidentified human remains in the US are a massive ‘cold … Continue reading

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He said, she said, she sues in ballistics lab worker’s defamation case.

This civil case brought by a Georgia crime lab examiner shows us most of the issues surrounding usage of expert opinion certainties of “a match” versus news quotes from other experts and the media’s reporting that must be considered “malicious” … Continue reading

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Another judge as “gatekeeper” keeps the ball rolling for fibers, oks DNA, and fingerprints

Just another day for a judge allowing certain forensic info into a trial in order to have the jury decide on the ‘scientific facts.’ The biggest ‘if’ I have about this case is the fiber person saying “the same clothing” … Continue reading

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Continuing information on the battle of #ForensicScienceReform and #WRONGFULCONVICTIONDAY

Edited by Julie Fry Written by Celia Givens Law enforcement officials in at least 4 states have been collecting voluntary DNA samples from people who are not suspected of or charged with a crime  Over the past ten years, law … Continue reading

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Young Forensic Scientists : Are you learning about the FS Reform issues?

There is a trend within the forensic science media is the that the millennial generation is ripe to populate and continue the glory of crime detection. I certainly experienced a version of that in the 1970’s (all before CSI, but … Continue reading

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The impending reversal of the “CSI effect: 24000 forensically compromised convictions gets ignored

41,000 conviction cases. 24,000 are comprised. In ONE state. Significant web-buzz is counter balancing the “Law and Order” industry’s (police, prosecutors, police crime labs, and various Crim Justice talking heads)  howling that their self-assessed forensic integrity is just fine. Well, … Continue reading

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