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Comment by The Guardian's Eric Allison: miscarriages of justice

Newspaper’s prison correspondent says more innocent people are being jailed 

Every time I went to prison I was guilty – though I did not always plead so. 828 more words


Forensic Science Reform Saves Lives

Changing forensic science practices and protocols to a basis of scientific proofs takes years. This one indelible fact reveals how slowly law enforcement, the courts, and “general  acceptance” of established forensic groups adapt to legitimate change. 26 more words

American Academy Of Forensic Science

fighting shadows ...

I don’t know why  lies are so much easier to believe.

I don’t know why I put pen to paper, or open my mouth to speak… 381 more words

Personal Musings

Bitemarkers use child abuse cases to defend their continuing acceptance in courts

[ the top picture shows 6 categories (1 to 6) of increasing bitemark severity types starting at the top left and progressing to the bottom right. 273 more words

Wrongful Convictions

Law enforcement agencies have invented a number of the techniques, including blood-spatter and bite-mark analysis.

Explanations on how the intersection of legal “yes or no” determinations of guilt and its interpretation of forensic “science” certainties is a train wreck.

From the Boston Review; “Forensic Psuedoscience.” 21 more words

UK : Police forced to reopen 350 cases botched by forensics officer who lied about credentials

Stephen Beattie, a senior forensics officer, was suspended and then quit in 2011 after it emerged that he exaggerated his expertise

More than 350 police probes spanning 15 years were reopened after it emerged they had been botched by a senior forensics officer who lied about his qualifications. 141 more words