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Dredging the bottom of Forensic Science, this meeting gives us more bitemarks

Above, this meeting’s theme, overlayed onto the Nevadan sunset, is “Transformation: Embracing Change” In fitting irony, attendees at next week’s American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Las Vegas will hear bitemarkers hoping to sway public and professional sympathies against their proposed … Continue reading

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TX arson case of three decades ago gets a new trial and exposes the gap between science and prosecutions

A long read from Slate but is worth every minute. See how circumstantial evidence (the “bad man” and “liar” collar given to defendants,” and revived “memories” of eye witnesses from long ago impact defense attempts to reject the impregnable original … Continue reading

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Forensics: Costs of forensic expert witnesses in a murder trial with the defendant facing the death penalty.

Costs of forensic expert witnesses in a murder trial with the defendant facing the death penalty. Pathologist = $300/hr. Psychiatrist = $500/hr. “Mitigation specialist” = $100/hr. All have caps on maximum amount allowed. Ballistics: OC Crime Lab Goes 3D – … Continue reading

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