Tag Archives: junk forensic science

Unsafe toxicology testing goes rampant in the UK – Forensic Regulator on the case

Intentional tampering cases in forensic drug case going beyond the original few hundred originally published. She said: ‘The organisation concerned held accreditation to the appropriate quality standard, but the malpractice was not discovered by the usual quality checks. ‘This raises … Continue reading

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Making a Joke about Forensic “matches” – John Oliver speaks out – Serious facts

Talking about the “CSI Effect” of “perfect matching” versus the science-lacking truth in use in reality. My bitemark buddies are prominant cast members. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScmJvmzDcG0&feature=youtu.be

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Advanced Forensic Nursing training in Pennsylvania – Not Phleboto-Cops

  Specialized nursing training to provide care for victims of violent crime and forensic investigations. On-the-job training is not sufficient.  If you can believe it, some police agencies train officers to collect biological evidence from patients. Unbelieveable. They’re called Phleboto-Cops. … Continue reading

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Look at the ‘Individualization Fallacy in Forensic Science Evidence’ -The Classic Article

This should be required reading in forensic courses and law schools. Even if the @NDAAJustice DAs lack the academic capacity to understand some of it, they should read it too. In 22 pages, it provides a contemporary forensic history lesson, … Continue reading

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The failure of Forensic Evidence standards: Daubert flaws allowing junk science in courts

“This article examines the justice system’s failure by reviewing the status of six forensic techniques: (1) bite mark analysis, (2) microscopic hair comparisons, (3) firearms and toolmark identifications, (4) fingerprint examinations, (5) bullet lead analysis, and (6) arson evidence. It … Continue reading

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Academic experts blast back at Forensic DNA Body and Facial Reconstruction

I was wondering how long someone in the forensic arena would counteract the MSM overblown headlines declaring faces can be predicted by a commercial motivated DNA businesses. That will not stop unregulated law enforcement and the public from taking this … Continue reading

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Despite false convictions – Alford appeals used to preserve DA conviction stats

Would you choose: 1) immediate freedom as a murderer, or 2) call the DA’s bluff, refuse the deal, and pray for DNA? In this one, the DNA was already on the table when the DA threatened a retrial. San Bernardino, … Continue reading

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Customs and Border Patrol uses $5M polygraphs for……..what?

This is rather cringe-worthy for a number of reasons. Foremost is the continued bs that polys are reliable. “[Now] we have a commitment from CBP brass that adjudicators will immediately remove “unsuitable” job applicants from the hiring process when the … Continue reading

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Forensics at it’s worst – Is DNA change an “upgrade” or a “coverup” for past junk?

The New York Times  and ProPublica presents: Thousands of Criminal Cases in New York Relied on Disputed DNA Testing Techniques Once again we look at the tenuous reliability of forensic expertise in US criminal courts. This time it is New … Continue reading

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#Forensics – Pathologist Michael Baden takes on Steven Hayne in Mississippi

The horrific career of the notorious ex Mississippi prosecutors’ go-to non forensic pathologist will never end. This hearing recently occurred in MS and has death row inmate Jeff Havard (pictured above) hearing of  numerous examples of prosecutorial misconduct, lazy justice, … Continue reading

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