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Judges Training Empowers Judiciary to Understand Forensic Sciences and Methods

Scientific ‘critical thinking’ is the prominent theme of this recent 9th Circuit training symposium. The title is: SKEPTICISM of Forensic Methods Urged at Ninth Circuit Conference UCLA Law School Dean Jennifer Mnookin says…… “Faulty forensic science is the second most … Continue reading

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Sessions wants to hear from you – drop him a note before June 10 2017

  The USDOJ is magnanimously open for comments to its unilateral dismissal of the Natl Forensic Commission. Deadline soon. Let Jeff know you are interested in getting involved. Read this page to review the 96 comments to date and where … Continue reading

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Crime experts go after Trump’s distain for rule of science and law in all things criminal

Criminology Leaders Assail Trump for Uniformed Policy Initiatives This multi-level rebuke covers: ( from the Crime Lab Report ) “In its statement [ASC] the board focused on the areas of immigration, crime trends, the federal government’s role in police reform, and “draconian … Continue reading

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Taking a look USAG Session’s anti-science forensics culture showing up on the internet

Much that is said in this Science 2.0 post are old derisions and hackneyed objections to 1) the advent of DNA establishing that wrong convictions do exist (since 1992) and 2) the rise of the at-large public’s knowledge of 1) … Continue reading

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NY Times takes ‘sullen like children’ DAs to task over avoidance of crime lab scandal

21,587 Reasons to Fix Forensic Science The pushback to overbearing police ‘science’ advocates comes in many forms. This article from the Editorial Board of the New York Times names some names. Plus more recent from the NYT about science being … Continue reading

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Waiting on Sessions to steer Forensics on course for a ……..

Forensics and science progress are surely interlopers to the minds of ‘tough’ prosecutors like Mr. Sessions. Some States are following his trends by limiting post conviction appeals to a mere 5 years under the guise of  “Fair Justice Act(s).” Counter … Continue reading

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Medical Labs have more scientific safeguards than Forensic Labs

Jeff Sessions Wants Courts to Rely Less on Science and more on ‘Science” “Clinical laboratories must meet higher standards to be allowed to diagnose strep throat than forensic labs must meet to put a defendant on death row.” – Mother … Continue reading

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Sample of Scientific Forensics in the News

This edition will focus on the presence of research-based forensics being talked about in our part of the world where “rigorous science is good” is coming out of the White House . Seem that the Science March got most of the news … Continue reading

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Taking Police #Forensic Labs to task – “Incompetent or Worse” LCN DNA testing

Los Angeles Crime Lab messes up a rape test. 10 trillionths of a gram of genetic material can put you in jail.  It took LA Senior Public Defender Sam Leonard 17 months to get to the truth. “If this is incompetence, it’s … Continue reading

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Lab supervisors and accreditors of Annie Doohkan need a serious talking to – Incredible

This all started in 2012. Annie has been in and out of prison. 21,500 cases dismissed. The only problem is that she had been working since 2003. It began with lab managers performing incompetent vetting as she lied about just … Continue reading

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