Thursday, October 31, 2013

David Camm: Aftermath 7: Camm case seen as "An embarrassment to forensic science." Jim Fisher: author of a book which asks ''Are bad science and dueling experts corrupting criminal justice looks at "Dueling experts in the David Camm case." (Must Read. HL);

COMMENTARY:  "Dueling experts in the David Camm case," by Jim Fisher, published on October 30, 2013.  Jim Fisher is the author of : "Forensics under fire: Are bad science and dueling experts corrupting criminal justice? (Rutgers, 2008); The post appears on his "Jim Fisher True Crime Blog);

GIST: " On Thursday, October 24, 2013, after thirty-one days of testimony, the jury of eight women and four men found David Camm not guilty. The defendant's thirteen-year criminal justice ordeal, involving three murder trials, had finally come to an end. The state of Indiana had spent millions of dollars in a failed attempt to acquire a murder conviction in an obviously flawed case. Sometimes prosecutors just don't know when to quit. Moreover, the David Camm case, featuring dueling experts in blood spatter interpretation, is an embarrassment to forensic science. Blood spatter analysis, while perhaps an investigative tool, is not a science and shouldn't be presented as such in a court of law."

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