Tag Archives: Miscarriage of justice

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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1986 Junk Science article Prosecutors love to use – Predicting and “Curing” Recidivism

Much like using the 1978 revelation that bitemarks “convicted” serial killer Ted Bundy, this September 12th, 2017 article tracks the origins of another forensic myth still in effect in sexual offender  punishment masquerading as “therapy’ in Wisconsin. When Junk Science … 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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Forensics: Scientific American goes after (again) Trump/Sessions dumping NCFS Commission

  This iconic publisher of all things related to science has consistently reflected the need for advances in forensic reliability and “gap” analysis to reduce errors.  SA has republished this piece previously titled “Forensic Science Must Be Scientific.” Wrongful convictions … Continue reading

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“When you mix police work and science, they don’t always speak the same language,”

Nothing but the facts in this one. Other than to remind you all that the Feds want to monitor their own forensic science commission.  “In fact, the auditing agencies designated to watch the lab in the past missed the warning … Continue reading

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Forensics: Why criminal courts allow use of experts where civil courts would exclude

Two experienced legal commentators take a comparative look at expert witness presenting science in both civil and criminal proceedings. No surprise they pick on the bitemarkers. See the weak criminal courts exercise of pre-trial ‘scientific review’ when the judges are … 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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Speaking of Error in Forensic Science – adversarial system quashes honesty

Very short but profound talk about the differences between real science and ‘police-forensic science.” From a NIST meeting on Forensic Error. Lynn Garcia from the Texas Forensic Commission sums up the organic differences: “That culture of fighting and not giving … Continue reading

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Chump change: Michigan Legislation allows $50K compensation bill for exonerees

Lets see what the District Attorney’s Association (@NDAAJustice) lobby in Michigan does to obstruct this process. It’s leadership is patently deaf to wrongful convictions by touting their accuracy rate primarily based on pleas deal before trial. Read about some of … Continue reading

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A very glib media look at TV forensics

Another ho-hum look at media shows using forensic science as characters using their mythology of “how it’s done.” I’ve never seen an equal amount of attention paid to what it takes to exonerate people from flawed convictions by prosecutors, exaggerated … Continue reading

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