Tagged: Cameron Todd Willingham

Incendiary — ’junk science’ in fire investigation - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jun 26, 2011

The case of Cameron Todd Willingham has had a huge impact on the state of Texas. It should also be yet another case that justice systems around the world take a good, hard look at to make sure that such issues do not occur in their jurisdictions. Cameron Todd Willingham was accused of setting a [...] … Read More

Forensic science: validation and incompetence - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Feb 12, 2010

U.S. academics at UCLA are being granted funds to consider error rates in latent fingerprint evidence.  Some would ask whether or not this sort of exercise should have been completed loooong ago.  As with any other area of applied science, regular review should be undertaken.  Unfortunately, this is not something that necessarily occurs in forensic [...] … Read More