Bert van Leuven

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Several researchers have argued that the confirmation bias, the tendency to selectively gather and process information such that it fits existing beliefs, is a main threat to objective forensic examinations. The goal of the present study was to empirically investigate whether examiners making bullet comparisons are indeed vulnerable to this bias. In the(More)
Although the examination of bullet and primer striae patterns is still a very important task in forensic ballistics, a fundamental explanation or theoretical model for reasoning about the (ir)reproducibility of the observed marks is still non-existing. More specifically, it is still unclear which ammunition production or firing condition parameters may play(More)
It is known that both functional reversible, and organic, narrowing of the pulmonary arterioles play a part in the increased pulmonary arteriolar resistance found in many cases of mitral stenosis. Parker and Weiss (1936), Larrabee et al. (1949), Henry (1952), and Harrison (1953) have demonstrated occlusive changes in the small arteries. The observations of(More)
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