Review of Dallas and Texas Bite Mark cases

The Dallas Conviction Integrity Unit and Lawyers at the Innocence Project are seeking to have a Dallas murder conviction based on a bite mark comparison reversed, the Dallas Morning News describes. There was a “1 to a million” chance, the forensic odontologist testified at the trial, that someone else made those marks.  The Texas Forensic Science […]

Judge Alex Kozinski on 8 Criminal Justice Myths, including Forensic Myths

In an excerpt from a law review article by the Judge, he notes: Fingerprint evidence is foolproof. Not so. Identifying prints that are taken by police using fingerprinting equipment and proper technique may be a relatively simple process, but latent prints left in the field are often smudged and incomplete, and the identification process becomes […]