Tag Archives: Dr. Greg Golden

Messed up DNA testing fixed after 24 years in prison; Lazy ballistics

Wisconsin man exonerated and released from prison after 24 years after Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office found lab analyst made errors in original 1992 DNA analysis report (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) A new study shows that PredPol, a predictive policing software … Continue reading

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Sketchy police use of body cameras; LEO use of predictive crime software biased and useless

NYPD has yet to outfit any of their officers with body cameras despite a 2013 federal court ruling that ordered the implementation of a body camera pilot program in at least 5 NYPD precincts: “Envisioned as a tool to bolster … Continue reading

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Serial rapists and underachieving government crime lab; cops as “super-experts”

“Did Failures at APD’s Crime Lab Lead to Sexual Assaults in Houston?” (Austin Chronicle) A new Harvard Law Review article titled “The Judicial Presumption of Police Expertise” questions whether police should be treated as expert witnesses when giving testimony in criminal … Continue reading

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The underbelly of science vs police science arguments in the News

A former D.C. public defender has written an Op-Ed on Counterpunch.org titled, “Corrupted Evidence: How the Department of Justice is Blocking Forensic Evidence Reform” “Junk Science? —Legal Experts Slam Reliability of Much Forensic Evidence in Criminal Trials” (Ground Report) Thanks … Continue reading

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Data search into the success of criminal appeals: Results are………..

Arguments opposing innocence attach to a suspect when LEO investigators convince a prosecutor to file charges. It continues after either a plea bargain, which avoids the trial stage confirms guilt or a conviction after trial. The prosecutors’ response to any defendant’s appeal of … Continue reading

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Desperate Wife Takes Husband’s Colon to Austria for poison testing

Desperate measures in forensic science occur all the time. I once carried an as yet unidentified ( an still unID’d) human skull on-board a flight to meet with the famous anthro Bill Maples in Florida. My Medical Examiner thought I … Continue reading

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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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