Tag Archives: junk forensic experts

Here’s a criminal lawyer’s worst nightmare: Hiring a forensic expert with a faked resume.

Interesting story for a few reasons: The opposing expert was a cop and thought this defense expert’s CV looked suspicious. This in itself isn’t unusual. Fact-checking an expert is a rather basic act by both sides in court cases. I’ve … Continue reading

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Forensics: The White House Office of Sci Tech investigates Bitemark Believers on Jan 15

    The Obama Administration offers a potpourri of forensic practitioners at a public hearing scheduled for  Jan 15th. Among them is one of the pro bitemark witnesses who pled for mercy before the Texas For Sci Commission a month ago. Here is … Continue reading

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Peter Neufeld on broken forensics needing a fix. SFO Police lab keeps coming up short. This time its DNA:

“According to testimony and evidence revealed in a trial late last year, the analyst allegedly filled in the gaps in poor-quality, incomplete genetic evidence. She generated two complete genetic profiles, and both were sent off as definitive test results to … Continue reading

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Slap Shot At Over Blown Forensic Experts

Forensic Science Is Not CSI, in Ferguson or Anywhere Else – HuffPost Politics http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6356740?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics&partner=skygrid

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