Tag Archives: Csi Effect

Look-back and breaking news on why crimes labs should have independent oversight

This all blows opposite to what the cop crime labs are saying and its a good thing. Here’s the latest from California about botched lab false-positive semen testing results that goes back decades. A hearsay statement has the Santa Clara … Continue reading

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CSI effect on prosecutors, defense counsel and plea bargains

An important look at the 95% of criminal cases that end up plea bargains. By Garrett and Mitchell However, a CSI effect could be more consequential if it affects how criminal lawyers assess forensic evidence when they negotiate pleas or … Continue reading

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Forensics: In South Africa its “CSI bunk”, in Great Britain its “flaws” and “crisis” | Boston has paid out $36M for mostly bad policing

The “CSI Effect” discussed in the Republic of South Africa. Judge’s opine is that wrongful convictions should be studied for faulty forensic methods within the criminal justice system. Says judges should study fingerprint analysis. Author says defenants cannot afford to … Continue reading

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FORENSIC TESTIMONY: Science Biases and Subjectivity

This is a repost of my June 5, 2013 blog on the important subject of bias in forensic science¬†¬† Added comment: The expanding revelations of extraneous influences that can plague forensic experts in court has added to the existing literature … Continue reading

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