Does anyone really believe forensics lab results are error-free?

Another day, another story. Forensic laboratory results derived from technical analysis of genetically sampled material (think centrally DNA) are sometimes remarkable for what they can reveal. A drop of blood can solve a crime. Sampled saliva can lead to a killer. A single fingerprint can prove t...

Evidence points to skewed public views re violent crime

Crime is up, right? That is, unimpeachable evidence will clearly show that major categories of crime, from violent offenses (e.g., murder, robbery and sex crimes) to theft-related activities such as larceny, burglary and embezzlement are consistently on the rise, correct? Uh, make that an "inc...

Best Buy computer-tech department: an arm of the government?

Admittedly, the above-cited blog headline query leading off today's post might come across as a bit alarming. After all, we're talking the Geek Squad here, that Best Buy-hyped internal crew of computer-savvy workers who stand ever ready to remedy problems with customers' computers and quickly return...

Here’s why timely, proven criminal defense counsel is an imperative

Upon hearing the details of the following story, we're confident that most of our readers fervently wish a positive outcome for its principal, who earlier this month filed a federal complaint seeking damages for a horrific experience he endured owing to unquestioned third-party negligence. In a n...

No one could be wrongfully convicted of a child sex crime, right?

You might think that no one would dare to falsely accuse someone of such a horrendous thing. You might assume that a child couldn't lie about something like that -- or that a child wouldn't have enough information to lie. And even they did, the judge or jury wouldn't convict. Unfortunately, the t...