KMB assists WM3 defense

, January 13, 2012

The case of the West Memphis Three, a trio of teenagers convicted of murdering young boys, has gained a great deal of media attention. Hobbit producer Peter Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh funded defense efforts for the three. Those efforts including Karen M. Bruewer’s assistance. A movie of that effort, West of Memphis,  premieres […]

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Life sentence overturned, suspect was in jail when crime occurred

, December 12, 2011

A Texas man had a life sentence for robbery overturned after his defense attorney found he was in jail at the time of the crime. While it’s an airtight alibi and strong argument against placing too much value on any one piece of evidence, you have to wonder why the attorney didn’t check that before […]

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Author John Grisham laments bad courtroom science.

, December 8, 2011

Too often, evidence is presented and not properly challenged. Here’s what one group is doing to fight that. Author John Grisham laments bad courtroom science Tweet

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Getting to know: A forensic scientist

, October 12, 2011

BY KIRK DOUGAL Times Bulletin Editor The crime scene investigator walks through the darkened office, the glow from their flashlight reflecting dimly off their $2,000 suit. They hook their hair behind one ear as they lean over the corpse laying on the floor and then search in the dead person’s pocket, all while talking […]

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DNA testing can leave traces of doubt

, October 12, 2011

By Karen Gutierrez The Cincinnati Enquirer Popular culture puts DNA at the scene of every crime. It’s the smoking gun, the ironclad alibi, the key clue on  Tweet

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Crime Scene Investigation

, October 12, 2011

KMB contributed to this book Tweet

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Backstreet castrators

, October 12, 2011

An unsettling glimpse into the world of men who have their testicles removed without medical assistance — Article about KMB’s presentation from the Notes and Theories science blog from British newspaper The Guardian Tweet

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Forensic Science Under the Microscope

, November 28, 2010

From lying about your qualifications as an expert witness on the stand to stealing drugs and money from the evidence vault; from not reporting your lab tests results that exonerate a defendant to having rodent infestation in your laboratory, lapses in ethics and judgment of forensic scientists make the news when they happen because people’s freedoms are at stake. Every time one of these incidents is reported, it makes everyone in the field subject to more scrutiny. And as a forensic scientist, I have no problem with that.

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