10-year anniversary of Virginia’s Post-Conviction DNA Testing Program

Since the program began on December 14, 2005, the program has led to the exoneration of five wrongfully convicted defendants, as well as identifying suspects in many of those cases. Approximately 534,000 cases have been searched to determine if there was testable material, with 900 naming a suspect for which DNA testing could be performed. […]

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Defense attorneys question the impartiality of Michigan crime labs in marijuana cases

Michigan defense attorneys are asking the National Institute of Justice and the institute’s Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences to investigate whether the Michigan State Police (MSP) has compromised testing in marijuana cases. The defense attorneys allege that the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) influences the crime labs such that the testing is no longer […]

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Forensic Medicine Used to Convict for Moral Crimes In Tunisia

Zied Mhirsi, in an opinion article published in Tunisia Live, writes on the use of forensic medicine to convict individuals for moral crimes. These crimes include sodomy, sexual activity outside of marriage, and cannabis use. Specifically, vaginal exams and DNA testing are used to “prove” consensual sexual activity of adults outside of marriage; Mhirsi doubts that […]

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