Forensic pathology - quality and mistakes

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Ontario chief pathologist slammed for offering ‘incorrect’ opinions in court

As it became clear the dangerously flawed expert testimony of pediatric pathologist Dr. Charles Smith had led to serious miscarriages of justice, Dr. …

Lawsuits

Drug-related deaths overburden Maryland medical examiner's office

The opioid epidemic that has claimed so many lives in Maryland is overwhelming the state medical examiner's office.The agency has exceeded national …

Health Care

Anatomy of Innocence

<b>Stories of the wrongfully convicted are brought to life in collaboration<br>with best-selling mystery and thriller writers in this harrowing …

Death Penalty

20,000 Convicted Drug Offenders' Cases Will Get Thrown Out Thanks To This Rogue Chemist

Less than 1,000 cases are likely to go forward after Annie Dookhan's conviction over faked and tainted lab test results.<p>Some 20,000 convicted drug offenders in Massachusetts will likely have their cases thrown out because of a rogue state police chemist who brazenly fabricated evidence.<p>“What we’re …

Crime

Dr. Charles Smith, Ex-Forensic Pathologist, Left Trail Of Wrongful Convictions

TORONTO — The trail of devastation left by a once acclaimed forensic pathologist wound its way yet again through Ontario's top court Monday with the …

Crime

Police failure to quickly deploy forensic pathologist raises fears of 'missed murders'

Official Home Office study of 33 cases concludes nearly half should have been treated as suspicious deaths from outset<p>A Home Office study has raised fears that killers could literally be getting away with murder because the police are failing to call in a forensic pathologist soon enough when an …

Policing

First case dropped since forensic science blunders as CPS says it cannot proceed against drug driver following intervention from 'Mr Loophole'

The first case linked to allegations of a forensic science blunder has been dropped after the CPS said it cannot proceed against a drug driver.<p>It was revealed hundreds of criminal cases may be reviewed after two scientists, aged 47 and 31, at Randox Testing Services (RTS) in Manchester were …

Murder cases 'may well be' among convictions reviewed after forensic test 'tampering'

Murder convictions “may well be” among hundreds of cases under review after staff at a forensic science laboratory were accused of fiddling drug test data, a senior police officer has admitted.<p>Dorset Chief Constable Debbie Simpson, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for forensic science, said …

Manchester lab's drug tests may have been manipulated

Two employees of Randox Testing Services arrested, with 484 police inquiries based on toxicology results under review<p>Hundreds of drug tests may have been manipulated by staff at a forensics lab, with almost 500 police investigations under review.<p>Two employees of Randox Testing Services (RTS), which …

Genetic Testing

Fighting “unique” toolmark testimony with science and an amicus brief

Much like bitemark “identification”<p>“In this case, a toolmark “expert” testified against James Genrich by assuring the jury that several of Genrich’s …

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Analysis and implications of the miscarriages of justice of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.

2016 Jul;23:9-18. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2016.02.015. Epub 2016 Mar 3.<p>1Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Forensic Biology, PO Box …

Do MPs really want to limit the painstaking detective work of police?

The policing and crime bill will put justice under threat because it will impose unrealistic time frames on our vital investigations<p>“Justice takes time, and justice takes money”: that was my instructor’s mantra when I was training to be a police detective, 15 years ago.<p>Today I’m a senior officer …

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Too many dead bodies, not enough live ones slow Utah autopsy reports

The Utah office that receives about 3,000 bodies a year to determine cause of death is still trying to escape a vicious cycle, the state's chief …

Forensic science cuts pose risk to justice, regulator warns

Financial pressures could compromise quality and lead to increased risk of miscarriages of justice, says Dr Gillian Tully<p>The government will damage British justice if it inflicts further cuts on forensic science, the official regulator has said.<p>Dr Gillian Tully warned in her annual report that …

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Government

Essex police force admits failings in 'Goldfinger' murder case

Officers did not properly inspect gangster’s body for gunshot wounds or carry out background checks, inquest told<p>A police force has admitted failings in the handling of the murder of the notorious criminal John “Goldfinger” Palmer after officers mistook six gunshot injuries for surgery wounds.<p>At an …

Crime

Forensic Science Reform: Protecting the Innocent Hardcover – 9 Jan 2017

Flip to back Flip to front<p>Listen Playing... Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.<p>See this image<p><b>Note:</b> This item is …

Forensic Science Reform - 1st Edition

Dedication<p>List of Contributors<p>Foreword<p>Preface<p>Acknowledgments<p>Chapter 1. Compositional Bullet Lead Analysis<p>Case Study: James Otto Earhart<br>• Exquisite …

Lawyer Argues That Virtual Trials Would Make Justice System More Fair

The death of Kalief Browder shined more harsh light on the American justice system. Browder was held at New York's Rikers Island prison complex for three years after being accused of stealing a backpack at 16. He was never tried, much less convicted, but spent nearly two years in solitary …

Death Penalty

Unfair

A child is gunned down by a police officer; an investigator ignores critical clues in a case; an innocent man confesses to a crime he did not commit; …

JP Coroner disputes '3rd autopsy' report in McKnight case

Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich today downplayed reports his office was performing a third autopsy on the body of football player Joe …

3rd Autopsy on McKnight after family finally found expert to perform 2nd exam

Joe McKnight's body will be examined again. For a third time, a pathologist will try to conclusively determine what happened when Ronald Gasser shot …