Pseudoscience in the Witness Box

by jeeg 24. April 2015 00:03
  The Washington Post published a story so horrifying this weekend that it would stop your breath: “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered eviden... [More]

Fix the Flaws in Forensic Science

by jeeg 21. April 2015 23:57
  THE F.B.I. stunned the legal community on Monday with its acknowledgment that testimony by its forensic scientists about hair identification was scientifically indefensible in nearly every one of more than 250 cases reviewed. But the conclusion should come as no surprise to scientists. ... [More]

FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

by jeeg 20. April 2015 23:56
  The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000. Of 28 examiners with... [More]
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