Month September 2020

Fingerprint Error Rate on Close Non-Matches

Download while it is hot the new and remarkable paper by Jay Koehler (Northwestern Law) and Shiquan Liu (CUPL).  Here is the abstract: The accuracy of fingerprint identifications is critically important to the administration of criminal justice. Accuracy is challenging… Continue Reading →

Wilson Center for Science and Justice Launch

Last week the new Wilson Center for Science and Justice was formally launched at Duke University.  The launch event video will be available soon and it featured New York Times and ProPublica reporter Pam Colloff discussing the Joe Bryan case,… Continue Reading →

Unpacking Forensics Testimony

If interested, here are slides from a presentation I gave to the Federal Defender’s office in New York, describing CSAFE research on jury evaluation of forensic testimony and conclusions – including work with Nick Scurich and Will Crozier that will… Continue Reading →

Eddie Lee Howard ruling by Miss. S.Ct.

On August 27, the Mississippi Supreme Court granted a new trial to death-row prisoner Eddie Lee Howard, Jr. They ruled that the invalid bite-mark evidence used, “along with new DNA testing and the paucity of other evidence linking Howard to the… Continue Reading →

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