Tag Archives: crime scene

Supreme Court gives with one hand and denies with the other.

This past week saw two nearly diametrically opposed decisions eminate fom the United States Supreme Court: District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. The two cases provide a fascinating look into the thinking of the High Court. One … Continue reading

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Identification of the actual culprit jumps 40% when proper photo array procedures are followed

A news team in Pittsburgh decided to test how well witnesses to a crime can identify an unknown culprit.  After staging a crime (where another student stole a laptop from in front of the classroom), the students were put in … Continue reading

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Case Update: Commonwealth v. Anthony Wright

This morning the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a very important question of Pennsylvania law relating to post-conviction DNA testing requests. Continue reading

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