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Cognitive Biases in the Peer Review of Bullet and Cartridge Case Comparison Casework: A Field Study

Abstract Objective Forensic judgments and their peer review…

Fingerprint Analysis is High-Stakes Work—But It Doesn’t Take Much to Qualify as an Expert

BRENDAN MAX AND two of his colleagues in the Cook County, Illinois,…

Making Sense of Science XIII – April 2-4, 2020

Big Names. Big Science; a Big-Time CLE Experience! Don't…

Burned by ‘Bad Science’ A Doctor’s Questionable Opinion Can Help Send Caregivers to Prison

A prosecutor projected a grisly photo onto a screen for the jury.…

There Will Be Blood, and Physics, Too: The Messy Science of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

David Camm lost 13 years of his life to eight drops of blood. In…

The Myth of Fingerprints

At 9:00 a.m. last December 14, a man in Orange County, California,…

Spring Training – March 4-8

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Could Fingerprint Scanners Replace Check-In Lines at Airports, Baseball Games and Hospitals?

When Apple introduced an electronic fingerprint scanner to…

Bloodstain Analysis Convinced a Jury She Stabbed Her 10-Year-Old Son. Now, Even Freedom Can’t Give Her Back Her Life.

Julie Rea was convicted of killing her son largely on the testimony…