Forensic pathology - quality and mistakes

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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 …

Neurology

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: …

Australia

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 …

Medical Journals

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 …

Sociology

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 …

‘The police knew another girl had died in his bed’: one family's pursuit of their daughter's killer

When Susan Nicholson was found dead on her sofa in 2011, the police decided it was an accident, even though a previous partner of her boyfriend, Robert Trigg, had died in similar circumstances. Why did her parents have to fight such a long battle for justice?<p>Early on the morning of 17 April 2011, …

Robert Trigg guilty of killing two girlfriends five years apart

<b>A man has been found guilty of killing two girlfriends five years apart.</b><p>Robert Trigg, 52, was convicted of the murder of 52-year-old Susan Nicholson in 2011, and the manslaughter of Caroline Devlin, 35, in March 2006.<p>Trigg, of Park Crescent, Worthing, West Sussex, had denied the charges, claiming …

Crime

Row between police and coroner emerges at trial of chef accused of killing girlfriend

A row between police and the coroner over a £4,000 bill has emerged at the trial of a chef accused of killing his girlfriend.<p>Police investigating the death of the mother refused to pay for a Home Office pathologist because they only wanted a "routine" examination done, a murder and manslaughter …

Sacked fingerprints expert awarded £400k after police chiefs refuse to give her job back

Fiona McBride was dismissed in 2007 over her role in the infamous Shirley McKie case but later had the dismissal overturned.<p>A sacked fingerprint …

An NJ.com Special Investigation — Chapter 8: The 40-Year Crisis

website<p>http://death.nj.com/p3031223/<p>Death & Dysfunction | An NJ.com Special Investigation<p>How New Jersey's system for investigating deaths became a …

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

<b>A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system and</b> …

Hands removed, findings changed: Pathologists say San Joaquin sheriff ‘does whatever he feels like doing’

Hands chopped off bodies; corpses left to deteriorate; doctors pressured to classify officer-involved deaths as accidents rather than homicides: San …

Poppi Worthington and the risk of 'ghost' miscarriages of justice

‘Closing the blinds on mediocrity’ from billaday, Flickr, creative comms<p>The tragic death of 13 month old Poppi Worthington raises a number of …

The Impenetrable Program Transforming How Courts Treat DNA Evidence

<b>In the summer of 2013,</b> Kern County law enforcement faced a serious problem. A series of women were reporting rapes in Bakersfield, California, a …

Losing its appeal? 20 years of the CCRC

Image from ‘More Rough Justice’ by Peter Hill, Martin Young and Tom Sargant, 1985<p>It is 20 years since the Criminal Cases Review Commission began its …

Toxicology:Written statement - HCWS265

In January 2017 Randox Testing Services (RTS) informed Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that there may have been manipulation of test results at their …

Police review 10,000 cases in forensics data 'manipulation' inquiry

Police investigate alleged manipulation at Manchester lab in mass recall of samples from criminal cases in England and Wales<p>Ten thousand criminal cases in England and Wales are being reviewed after it emerged that data at a forensic laboratory in Manchester may have been manipulated, causing the …

committed to improving the CJS

The Criminal Justice Alliance is a coalition of 135 organisations committed to improving the criminal justice system<p>Our members include charities, …

Justice

Pathologists under enormous pressure

A forensic pathologist is concerned about the case load of forensic pathologists at state mortuaries, fearing that it will compromise the quality of …

Medicine

Evidence Matters

Prosecutors slammed for ‘lack of moral compass,’ withholding evidence in widening Mass. drug lab scandal

Twice in recent years, chemists used by the state of Massachusetts to test drugs in criminal cases committed massive misconduct in their testing, affecting tens of thousands of cases. And twice, prosecutors in Massachusetts failed to act promptly to notify most defendants of the problem.<p>Instead, …

Criminal Justice

Morbid secrets of a forensic pathologist

Trial of Cardiff Three police collapsed due to human error, inquiry finds

Official report rules out corruption in disappearance of crucial evidence against 15 police staff accused of framing three men<p>The collapse of a trial of police officers accused of framing innocent men for murder collapsed due to human error, not corruption, an official report has concluded.<p>The …

Federal court: Despite 'grossly negligent' testimony that put two innocent men in prison, forensic experts can't be sued

The Watch | Opinion<p>Steven Hayne. (Screen capture from an undated videotaped deposition.)<p>Regular readers of The Watch will by now be familiar with the …

An old vagrant's corpse is stuffed with newspaper after being raided for useful organs by two wisecracking surgeons. Lithograph, c.1901. https://t.co/csgkcb0s01

Murder and rape cases are among 80 in Suffolk and Norfolk involved in forensic manipulation inquiry

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 06:00 13 May 2017 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 11:00 13 May 2017<p>Inquiry into forensic evidence. Photo PA<p>Murder and rape are among the offences in 80 cases in …

Science and Pseudo-Science

[Revised entry by Sven Ove Hansson on April 11, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The demarcation between science and pseudoscience is part …

Stanford University

What Is Pseudoscience?

Drawing the boundary between science and pseudoscience isn't always straightforward.<p>Amid the clear extremes is a murky territory occupied by bad science, fraudulent science, and sometimes even religion. Is creation science, for example, an example of bad science, pseudoscience, or something else …

Critical Thinking