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Lie-Detector Test- so near, yet so FAR from TRUTH

The Lie Detector or Polygraph test was the result of an obsessive desire —to peep into the minds of others and acquire control over them

Narco-Tests: The truth behind the ‘Truth Serum’

Narco-tests have been formally discredited in USA, UK and other countries for being unscientific as well as serious legal implications

Brain fingerprinting: peeping into the suspect’s mind?

The obsessive desire behind brain fingerprinting is one that has fascinated mankind for ages—the desire to ‘read someone’s mind’. This has been a tremendously popular motivation for the simple reason that it would yield terrific power in the hands of one who may accomplish it.

Drowning death: the forensic hoax

Indian forensic community is so conditioned to think along structured lines that the mere presence of a body in water compels them to infer death by drowning. It could very well have been a murder.

Death by hanging: ignorance, suicide or murder?

Popular imagery of suicidal hanging presumes the body hanging freely from the roof, eyes bulging out and tongue protruding from the mouth

Fingerprint analysis- science or ‘medical palmistry’?

Investigators have been depending on fingerprint analysis to solve crimes for 100s of years. However there is no scientific way to determine how long a fingerprint has been on a surface or under what circumstances it was placed there.

Are footprints, tyres or tool marks reliable evidence?

A widely held but mistaken belief is that impression evidence can link the suspects to the crime. Such evidence encountered includes footwear impressions, tyre marks, and markings created by tools and similar instruments.

Forensics: exact science or dramatised fiction? #1

Forensics is not an exact science just a few misleading laboratory techniques. In this series our aim will be to expose the hoax of forensics and highlight how justice continues to be murdered on the altar of ignorance.

Are hair, fibre, and paint samples– acceptable evidence?

The simple fact is that microscopic hair analysis by a simultaneous visual comparison of different characteristics of hair samples from two different sources through a comparison microscope cannot prove the hair came from a certain individual to the exclusion of any other person.

Glass, paint, soil & questioned documents analysis

Glass, paint or soil samples may vary from place to place. Likewise, two different signatures by the same person are never exactly alike.

Is forensic science based on fact or fiction?

Forensic science must be stripped of the ‘undeserving aura’, that it has assumed for the simple reason that hitherto no one has challenged it

Police custody death- Are policemen licensed to kill?

It is obvious that Altaf's death in a police station in UP was cooked up to cover up the alleged torture leading to death in police custody

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