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Jurors' perceptions of forensic science expert witnesses: Experience, qualifications, testimony style and credibility.

2018 Aug 9;291:100-108. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.07.030. [Epub ahead of print]<p>1School of Legal Studies, Husson University, One College Circle, …

Forensics

Without Autopsies, Hospitals Bury Their Mistakes — ProPublica

Hospital autopsies have become a rarity. As a result, experts say, diagnostic errors are missed, opportunities to improve medical treatment are lost, …

Health Care

The autopsy report

Autopsy tools at Wardha MGIMS Hospital. Photo: Rudraneil Sengupta<p>At 23 minutes past noon, the second body of the day arrives, laid out flat on an …

India

Doctor set to testify in trial over death of 5-year

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Prosecutors have asked a judge not to allow a doctor who claims to have scientifically proven that God created the earth in six …

Influential Texas Commission Says Blood-Spatter Testimony in Joe Bryan’s Murder Case Was “Not Accurate or Scientifically Supported”

The findings of Texas Forensic Science Commission will make it harder to deny a new trial to Bryan, a high school principal convicted of murdering …

Joe Bryan

Insufficient leadership caused long-term failings in disclosure of evidence

Long-term failures in the disclosure of evidence have gone unresolved, in part, because of the insufficient focus and leadership, says the Justice …

Pathology and Radiology Reports Recommend Correlation with Each Other, Endless Loop Ensues

4.6K Shares<p><b>BOSTON, MA</b> – The ICU team of a local area hospital had struggled for days with an increasingly slow EMR for one particular patient.<p>“At …

Two FBI officials say the state of forensics is fine. Here’s why they’re wrong.

By Radley Balko<p>Radley Balko<p>Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the criminal-justice system<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>CORRECTION: This post links to reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) crime lab, and included a …

Cook County medical examiner reviewing more than 200 cases handled by fired pathologist

The Cook County medical examiner's office is taking the unusual step of reviewing the entire caseload of a pathologist who was fired the end of last year, so far changing eight findings with nearly 200 cases still to be re-examined.<p>“They were clerical errors and then there were some errors with his …

Corruption

Here’s Why the Rival Autopsies of Sacramento Police Shooting Victim Stephon Clark Don’t Line Up – Mother Jones

Bennet Omalu unveils the results of his autopsy of the body of Stephon Clark on March 30.Rich Pedroncelli/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe …

Police Shootings

Sacramento Police Release Stephon Clark Autopsy, Calls Family Private Findings 'Erroneous'

The Sacramento Police Department released the Sacramento County coroner's autopsy of Stephon Clark on Tuesday, with the coroner calling information …

The science that could revolutionise time measurements in forensic investigations

Forensic science techniques are of incredible benefit in criminal investigations. But while they can help reveal who a piece of evidence came from or …

How Families Pay for San Joaquin Coroner Mistakes

In case notes about his Oct. 6 call with Zavala, Sgt. Reynolds recounted, “I explained how the incident occurred, our actions upon discovering it …

San Joaquin County Sheriff Stripped of Role in Death Investigations

In San Joaquin County and most other California counties a forensic pathologist determines the cause of all sudden, suspicious or violent deaths. …

3 On Your Side Investigates: Grave Consequences

Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>><p>Posted:Monday, July 30 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-30 15:43:50 GMT<p>Updated:Monday, July 30 2018 11:43 AM …

The Dark, Corrupt World of Forensic Science in China

Wang Xuemei's resignation in protest of false autopsy reports reveals a process rife with political meddling.<p>On August 17, Wang Xuemei, a leading female forensic scientist, announced she was quitting as vice president of the Chinese Forensic Medicine Association, the most authoritative and highest …

The dangers of misinterpreted forensic evidence | Ruth Morgan

Death of Judge Loya: Post-mortem Examination Was Manipulated Under Directions of Doctor Related to Maharashtra Cabinet Minister

A two-month investigation into the circumstances surrounding the post-mortem examination of the judge BH Loya at the department of forensic medicine …

State can’t pay key out-of-state witness in murder case, DA says

A former pathology fellow who trained at the state Office of the Medical Investigator and is now a deputy medical examiner in Texas has refused to …

Forensics service under scrutiny, ministry outlines needed improvements - Cyprus Mail

By Elias Hazou<p>The ministry of health has identified a number of ways of improving the forensic pathology service, following a recent case where it …

Bad science puts innocent people in jail — and keeps them there

By Radley Balko and<p>Radley Balko<p>Opinion writer focusing on civil liberties, the drug war and the criminal-justice system<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tucker Carrington<p>In 2009, a Mississippi jury convicted Christopher Brandon of killing his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son. Brandon claimed that the boy fell off a bed …

The uncomfortable questions once again being asked of Ontario’s chief pathologist

To borrow from the immortal words of the Talking Heads in Once in a Lifetime, “And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?”<p>How can it be that …

The crisis in the Criminal Justice System | Garden Court North

04 Mar 2018<p><i>This article is based on a talk given by Mark George QC in February 2018 at the Miscarriages of Justice Conference in Manchester.</i><p>Everyone …

Tony Blair

Giles Maskell: Impossible errors

Hindsight bias is a real and very powerful phenomenon, and not just in radiologyThere is a discipline in academic law concerned with what are known …

Accuracy of diagnostic tests read with and without clinical information: a systematic review. - PubMed

CONTEXT:<p>Although it is common practice to read tests with clinical information, whether this improves or decreases the accuracy of test reading is …

Thinking forensics: Cognitive science for forensic practitioners.

2017 Mar;57(2):144-154. doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2016.11.005. Epub 2016 Dec 3.<p>1School of Law, UNSW, Sydney 2052, NSW, Australia. Electronic address: …

Avoiding blame and liability is vital to learning from errors and engineering a safer NHS

<b>Helgi Johannsson and William Rook</b>Hadiza Bawa-Garba, a trainee paediatrician who was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of Jack …

Shambles of the bullying coroner suspended for misconduct yet back in £120k job

WHEN Chinyere Inyama landed his dream job in the judiciary, he declared his ambition was: “To be the best coroner full stop.”<p>Instead he reigned as a …

Falling forensic science standards 'making miscarriages of justice inevitable'

Regulator says UK forces failing to meet standards, with routine outsourcing of great concern<p>Police forces are failing to meet the official standards for forensic science, making miscarriages of justice inevitable, the government’s forensic regulator has said.<p>In her annual report, Gillian Tully …