Each post has been given to you their is one then the second is break please make each post 100 words replying to these people’s post. please make them professional.Hello everyone, A recent problematic case has come to our attention. The case in question is the one of Brandon Mayfield, in it Mayfield (an American lawyer) was falsely accused of the Madrid train bombing in 2004. Part of a fingerprint was recovered from a bag at the scene in which the explosive detonators were contained. The FBI then ran it through their database and “matched” it to Mayfield, the only problem with that was that he had not been in Spain or even left the country in years. This is where the case starts to become biased, even though there were some differences in the fingerprint pattern the personnel analyzing them chose to overlook these. Mayfield had recently converted to Islam and also had been a lawyer for a man that tried to join the Taliban, because this was just a few years after 9/11 all of those things were red flags in the investigators eyes. Because of their bias they completely overlooked that Mayfield hadn’t left the country and that there were inconsistencies in the fingerprints, they got influenced by his background and just labeled him as another terrorist. To avoid a case like this happening in our department, fingerprint analysts will not be given any background information on the person behind the fingerprints before they have confirmed a match. On top of this the fingerprint match will be reviewed from more than one personal.Best regards, Department Head Resources:Houck M. & Siegel J. (2015). Fundamentals of forensic science. UMGC.https://eds-p-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/eds/ebookviewer/ebook?sid=6487e5e8-71a9-47e3-964a-3c5b5ca4a231%40redis&ppid=pp_493&vid=0&format=EBCS ScIence. (2019, July 29). Fingerprinting Gone Wrong: the Madrid Bombing. Youtube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oe6pVDMwGVox. (2018, August 07). How reliable is fingerprint analysis ?. Youtube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd8reN4uoBMBREAKDate: February 8, 2023To: InvestigatorsFrom: Mia Rogers-VegaSubject: Better Approaches for Investigations in the FutureBrandon Mayfield was arrested in 2004 as a material witness for the terrorist attacks on the commuter trains in Madrid. He was identified because of a fingerprint that was found on a bag of detonators that happened to be connected to the attacks that were happening. Two weeks later the Spanish police told the FBI the fingerprint was from an Algerian national and the fingerprints did not belong to Mayfield, he was then later released from custody. Confirmation bias took place in this case because, the FBI believed the fingerprints belonged to Mayfield even after the SNP’s laboratory results came back negative for a match. Mayfield said himself he is not sure how his prints ended up on the bag and the FBI continued to search and seize his home and his office trying to find evidence to link him to the crime. Mayfield was wrongfully accused plenty of times and it wasn’t until two weeks later that the FBI finally believed the prints were not his and explained that the misidentification was due to the poor quality of the digital image of the LFP 17 (Latent Fingerprint Number 17), the lack of access to the original fingerprint and the similarity of the fingerprints. To prevent these mistakes in the future I would want my investigators to go into this case unbiased until all evidence has been looked over carefully and looked over numerous times. I would also bring in a fingerprint expert from the very beginning, that way there is a guarantee of someone knowing what they are doing and less chance of wrongfully accusing the wrong person just because the fingerprints looked similar to each other. References: FBI. (2004, May 24). Statement on Brandon Mayfield Case. FBI. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-on-brandon-mayfield-caseU. S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General . (2006, March). A Review of the FBI’s Handling of the Brandon Mavfield Case. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://oig.justice.gov/sites/default/files/archive/special/s0601/final.pdfWallace, Wayne A., “The Effect of Confirmation Bias on Criminal Investigative Decision Making” (2015). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 407.https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/dissertations/407
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