Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bulletin: 'Grits for Breakfast' zeroes in on the plethora of reviews being conducted in Texas and at the federal level on microscopic hair analysis - and connects the problems of hair microscopy with other non-scientific comparative forensic disciplines. (A great way to keep up to date. Thanks Grits! HL);

"There's also a good discussion of the limitations of microscopic hair analysis with useful footnotes in this fat but useful reference book, which sits on a shelf above me but is also available online. And the problems with hair microscopy share themes with other non-scientific comparative forensic disciplines critiqued in Chapter 5 of this 2009 National Academies of Science treatise; here's a link directly to the subset of that discussion on hair analysis."