FBI Admit strength of evidence errors

Holding your hands up and saying “we got things wrong” is a difficult thing to do. But that’s exactly what the FBI and US Department of Justice have had to do this week, as the initial results were released of an ongoing review of thousands of criminal cases in which FBI scientists’ testimony may have […]

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Leading odont excludes suspect

A toddler who died of head injuries after being rushed to Victoria General Hospital on April 9, 2008, had high levels of a drug commonly found in over-the-counter cold medications, a forensic toxicologist testified Monday in B.C. Supreme Court. Dr. William Schreiber, who is also an expert in clinical pathology, was testifying at the trial […]

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Balko Parts 2, 3 & 4 – The Bitemark Saga

Finally all published ! Radley Balko has completed his four part series on bitemarks.  Released during the AAFS 2015 meeting, they cause a considerable stir within the forensic community, not least among odonts – some of whom welcomed the overview while others felt it was an unwarranted attack. (more…)

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Evidence Based Bitemark Reports

IntroductionThis page considers the use of scientific evidence within bitemark analyses and report writing. Using examples the presentation shows how evidence from forensic science and wider health care literature can be used to inform and develop bitemark assessment. You can find a copy of the presentation on the right hand side (a full size version […]

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Balko has BM in his sights

Radly Balko – a reporter at the Washington Post and advocate for justice issues and reform in forensic science has released the first of a four part series looking at bitemarks. (more…)

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