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Testing the crime lab testers comes to Houston’s crime lab

I’m not surprised that police crime labs generally avoid stringent internal evals of its personnel. I know of one “blinded” bitemark study, a means of catching perpetrators of crime concept accepted by US District Attorneys.  It involved a notorious dentist … Continue reading

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PCAST: Much to consider about forensic certainties largely beyond police training

The instantaneous rejection of the latest Executive Office’s forensic review revealed much about the deniers. This discussion on likelihoods of forensic success or failure from the ‘Einstein Institute’ leads me to wonder if the US cohorts of lawyers: DAs, Attorney … Continue reading

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A rather chilling example of public drug-testing bills racing past forensic testing

A decidedly poor application of  “forensic science” in the courts strikes again. Its obvious that legalizing pot in some states has taken criminalizing pot possession off their books and created a less than measured approach dealing with DUI stops. Multiple … Continue reading

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