Bite-mark evidence stirs up controversy between forensic dentists in Chicago and a fingerprint report triggers greater scrutiny of forensic evidence in the UK. Here’s a roundup of this week’s forensics news:
Two forensic odontologists are suing a critic of the
controversial bite-mark identification technique
McKie Fingerprint Report
, from the Scottish case of Shirley McKie, has renewed interest in fingerprint research.
ProPublica, Frontline, and NPR investigation
found that erroneous death certificates and faulty reporting practices contributed to a lack of death investigations in suspicious elderly deaths.
The defense in a high-profile British murder trial argues that
fiber and blood evidence are the result of cross-contamination rather than evidence of a crime