This arises as a result of complicated circumstances and dodgy lawyers


Likely to fail or cause problems:

The weather might be a bit dodgy at this time of year.
I can’t come in to work today – I’ve got a bit of a dodgy stomach.
It was a dodgy situation.

Likely to break or cause pain:

Careful – that chair’s a bit dodgy.
Ever since the accident I’ve had this dodgy leg.

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1 The A-B-C’s of Wrongful Convictions | David Lewis | TEDxBeaconStreet

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21 okt 2021

No one wants a person to be sent to prison for a crime that person did not commit. But when someone is found to be innocent or wrongfully convicted and freed, people treat the original conviction as a random error, a fluke, or the result of the actions of a bad apple in the system. Wrongful convictions, however, are not random errors or flukes, but the accepted by-product of a criminal legal system functioning as intended.

The reality is that wrongful convictions are actually a critical warning sign of systemic disfunction. The first step on the journey to fixing that disfunction and to real change is to realize that systemic problems require systemic solutions. And realizing that requires us to look at the criminal legal system in a new way.

David Lewis is an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts. He was hired by District Attorney Rachael Rollins in December, 2019 to be the first Chief of her newly-created Integrity Review Bureau. In the two years he has been Chief of the unit, the IRB has provided relief to ten people who were wrongfully convicted or convicted unjustly and who had been incarcerated for a combined total of 321 years. Not having to pay for these men to be incarcerated has already conservatively saved the Commonwealth in excess of $1,000,000.

Prior to joining the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, David was an appellate attorney for over twenty years whose practice focused on civil and criminal appeals in state and federal court. During his career, he litigated over 150 appeals with published opinions in 26 cases. He has chaired and presented at multiple appellate CLE seminars and is the author of several surveys and articles on appellate advocacy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

The Fall of a Superstar Psychologist

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5 aug 2023

Dan Ariely is a titan in the field of behavioral economics. His work has been published in numerous peer reviewed journals and repeatedly cited in academia and popular media. He has consulted for top companies and governments internationally. While still revered in the mainstream, academics are beginning to question the foundations of Ariely’s work. Are his most influential findings robust, and more importantly, could they be fraudulent?

Corrections: The Israeli Ministry of Finance paid Ariely 17 million ILS (not USD). This amounts to 4.65 million USD.
While reading the emails at 10:25 and 10:51 I accidentally read Aimee’s response before reading Dan’s original question. Thanks to those who pointed out the mistakes.

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The Central Park Jogger (2001) | Re-examination of the Evidence

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13 mei 2020

Network TV news special re-examining the case that sent five innocent Black teens to prison for the rape and assault of a caucasian woman on the night of April 19, 1989.

Shared for historical purposes. I do not own the rights.

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Data, Fraud and Stories: Dan Ariely

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14 okt 2022

A quick look at why Dan Ariely faked data in a study about dishonesty, and what we can learn from it.

Fraud & Deception in Science | Elisabeth Bik, PhD

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21 nov 2022

Science fraud detective Elisabeth Bik explains how she spots scientific misconduct and the incredible aftermath of uncovering fraud in science.

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Shocking Scientific Fraud allegations against major medical research

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25 jul 2022
Damning evidence against a University of Minnesota study from 2006 casts doubt on an entire field of dementia research, that billions has been spent on…

2 The scientist who faked over 50 studies

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14 sep 2023

I’d love to tell you that academic fraud, in the world of behavioural science, is new. But…it’s not.

My Website: 
Follow me: Behavioral Science Instagram: @petejudoofficial

3 The Fall of a Leading Behavioural Scientist

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11 sep 2023

Exploring learning and theories of education.

I am an independent researcher currently based in the UK, sharing interesting trends and stories domestically and from around the globe.

Blending rigorous research with animation to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways. I hold a BSc in Sports Coaching and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning from Brighton University.

Whether you are a teacher, student, parent, or interested learner, there is always another perspective that I think is worth exploring. If that sounds interesting, subscribe and follow along.

Content has bias, and information can be interpreted in various ways.
Don’t take these videos as fact.
Systems, ideas, and science changes over time.

4 The Perfect Crime – Scientific Fraud in America

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27 dec 2019

This is the story of the largest scandal ever in criminology, alleged fraud, anonymous whistleblowers and more. It took me the 4 months to uncover, getting all the sources and records requests in from FSU as well as fact-checking the material in this piece. It changed the way I look at fraud and I hope you find it as incredible of a story as I did.

Original investigative journalism is incredibly time-consuming. If you like it, you can support more of it here:   / coffee_break  

5 The man who almost faked his way to a Nobel Prize

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6 aug 2020

In the year 2000, an unknown German postdoc set the world of physics on fire. This is the rise of Jan Hendrik Schön. Part 1 of 3.

Part 2:

• Suspicions are swirling and Bell Labs…
Part 3:

• How to lose a Ph.D in 127 pages

0:00 Intro
0:55 Chapter 1 – Stockholm
3:39 Chapter 2 – Profile of a Winner
14:52 Chapter 3 – Bell Labs
18:36 Chapter 4 – The End of Moore’s Law
22:50 Chapter 5 – The Future is Plastic
29:09 Chapter 6 – Publish or Perish
34:36 Chapter 7 – Welcome to the Club

Jan Hendrik Schön, the Bell Labs Fraud. Plastic Fantastic. Bertram Batlogg. Schön affair, Schön scandal. Nobel Prize fraud.

6 Suspicions are swirling and Bell Labs is burning

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10 sep 2020

In the midst of the worst period in his company’s history, a lone physicist shines as a beacon of hope thanks to his ingenuity and hard work. But soon, Bell Labs will be making headlines for all the wrong reasons. These are the lies of Jan Hendrik Schön. Part 2 of 3.

Part 1:

• The man who almost faked his way to a…
Part 3:

• How to lose a Ph.D in 127 pages

Massive thank you to Scott Bunch for sitting down and speaking with me.

0:00 Chapter 8 – Double Bubble
4:19 Chapter 9 – Best Listener in Physics
14:35 Chapter 10 – Sputtering out of Control
21:37 Chapter 11 – The F Word
32:58 Chapter 12 – Whistleblowers

Jan Hendrik Schön, the Bell Labs Fraud. Plastic Fantastic. Bertram Batlogg. Schön affair, Schön scandal. Nobel Prize fraud.

7 How to lose a Ph.D in 127 pages

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30 okt 2020

It’s May 2002, and Bell Labs is being asked why one of their researchers was caught duplicating graphs. It’s the end of the road, but there’s still a few twists left in store. This is the demise of Jan Hendrik Schön. Part 3 of 3.

Part 1:

• The man who almost faked his way to a…
Part 2:

• Suspicions are swirling and Bell Labs…

0:00 Chapter 13 – Property of Lucent Technologies
5:42 Chapter 14 – Into the Void
15:39 Chapter 15 – [RETRACTED]
21:16 Chapter 16 – Extraordinarily Difficult Questions
28:20 Chapter 17 – Collateral Damage

8 The man who tried to fake an element

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This is the race for the periodic table.

Where else you can find me:

Further reading:
“Superheavy” by Kit Chapman. A decade by decade history of the labs who raced to fill out the periodic table. Excellent introductory text.
“The Transuranium People” by Glenn Seaborg, Al Ghiorso and Darleane Hoffman. An insider account of the element race.
“When Science Goes Wrong: Twelve Tales from the Dark Side of Discovery” by Simon Levay. Chapter 12 is dedicated to the Ninov scandal and has some interesting (and antagonistic) interviews with Ninov himself after the scandal.
“The Disappearing Spoon” by Sam Kean. One chapter very briefly touches on the Ninov scandal.
“Committee on the Formal Investigation of Alleged Scientific Misconduct by LBNL Staff Scientist Dr. Victor Ninov”. The Berkeley report on the fraud.
“Observation of Superheavy Nuclei Produced in the Reaction of 86 Kr with 208 Pb”, the retracted Ninov paper in Physical Review Letters.

Nucleide chart dataset:…

9 Did This Expert On Cheating Get Caught Lying? An EXCLUSIVE interview with Dan Ariely.

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Dan Ariely is the most famous cognitive behavioral scientist on the topic of lying and misbelief. Over the summer an organization named Data Colada accused him of making up some of the data that made his career. Soon The New Yorker, NPR, The Atlantic, New York Times and a dozen other publications picked up the story about how he, and Francesca Gino (a researcher at Harvard) were lying about their research on lying. Ariely never gave a recorded interview on the topic, instead submitting his answers to reporters over email.

But it just so happened that over the summer I reached out to Ariely because I was fascinated by his MRI research on the brains of pathological liars (which is not under any sort of investigation that I’m aware of) and we set up a date to talk earlier this month. The result: An exclusive interview with Ariely on the scientific fraud scandal, and some answers to the hard questions about what really lies at the bottom of truth and deception.

10 Academia is BROKEN! – Harvard Fake Data Scandal Explained

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This week a top Professor at Harvard University was exposed for data FRAUD. The evidence is damning, and it is hard to see how Francesca Gino can argue her way out of it. This looks bad for Gino, but also it looks bad for behavioural science in general. She isn’t the only example of data fraud in the industry either, so if you want me to cover more of this type of content, let me know in the comments below!

11 The scandal that shook psychology to its core

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24 aug 2022

In 2011, a scandal broke in psychology that made everyone question whether any of its research could really be believed. For the last decade, psychology has grappled with the aftermath and has tried to understand what went wrong. The ensuing crisis of confidence comes from a replication crisis in the field that we’ve seen over and over through all of science. So… what now?

12 Science Fraud, the Stanford Scandal, and Trust: An Update


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13 aug 2023
In my earlier video on science fraud, viewers raised several important issues that I address here. It includes coverage of Diederik Stapel in the Netherlands, Woo Suk Hwang in Korea, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the president of Stanford University who stepped down in 2023, but also the cases of Francesca Gino and Dan Ariely. I also mention some specific people who are working to improve the scientific processes, such as Brian Nosek, Simine Vazire, Uri Simonsohn, Leif Nelson and Joe Simmons.

13 Stanford freshman’s determined reporting leads to investigation, president’s resignation

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20 jul 2023

An 18-year-old student journalist, Theo Baker first broke the story of Stanford president’s possible research misconduct. He joined ABC7 to talk about his findings, and what it means to hold the university and its president accountable.

14 Why Science Fraud Goes Deeper Than the Stanford Scandal…

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3 aug 2023 #ResearchIntegrity

Learn about high-profile cases of scientific fraud, its prevalence, and its impact on academia. Discover situational pressures and solutions while exploring the quest for research integrity. It includes coverage of Diederik Stapel in the Netherlands, Woo Suk Hwang in Korea, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the president of Stanford University who stepped down in 2023. A must-watch for scientists and curious minds! 🧪🔍 #ScienceFraud #ResearchIntegrity #AcademicEthics

If you’re concerned about fraudulent research making its way into the literature and would like to support the work of a group focused on its detection, please consider supporting Data Colada’s Legal Defense team at…

From the page: Leif Nelson, Joe Simmons, and Uri Simonsohn are professors who together publish the Data Colada blog. In June 2023, they published a series of blog posts raising concerns about the integrity of the data in four papers co-authored by Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Francesca Gino. They waited to publish these blog posts until after the HBS’s investigation concluded, with HBS placing Professor Gino on leave and requesting retractions for the four papers. In early August 2023, Professor Gino filed a lawsuit for defamation against Harvard University, and against Leif, Joe, and Uri personally, claiming 25 million dollars in damages. Defending oneself in court is time-consuming and expensive regardless of the merits of the lawsuit – as First Amendment lawyer Ken White put it to Vox , “The process is the punishment.” Targets of scientific criticism can thus use the legal system to silence their critics.

Here’s a link to Stuart Ritchie’s book on Scientific Fraud:
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0:00 Case 1: Diederik Stapel
1:48 Case 2: Woo Suk Hwang
4:05 Case 3: Marc Tessier-Lavigne
6:07 An Old Problem
7:44 Prevalence of Science Fraud
12:10 What to do About it

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I joined the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2007, where my research and teaching are focused on social neuroscience.

15 Canadian-born Stanford University president resigns over ‘serious flaws’ in research

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20 jul 2023

The president of Stanford University, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, said Wednesday he would resign, citing an independent review that cleared him of research misconduct but found ‘serious flaws’ in five scientific papers on subjects such as brain development in which he was the principal author.  Read more:

16 Student journalist discusses reporting that led to Stanford president’s resignation

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21 jul 2023
Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will resign next month over the questionable handling of flawed scientific research. The investigation began last year after the campus newspaper “The Stanford Daily” investigated claims of research misconduct in past academic papers. Geoff Bennett discussed more with Theo Baker, the student journalist who first published the allegations.

17 Stanford SCANDAL: Why Academics Fake Data

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10 aug 2023

In this video share with you why academics fake data and what the Stanford scandal can tell us.


0:00 – introduction
0:58 – culture
2:17 – publishing
3:14 – money
4:09 – oversight
5:55 – prestige
7:24 – doing the right thing
8:05 – wrapping up

18 Academia is TOXIC! Here’s why…

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20 jan 2022
In this video, I share with you why academia is so toxic. It includes anecdotes that I have experienced personally and what I observed during my 15 years in academia.
0:00 – introduction
0:37 – limited amounts of money
2:30 – being first matters
4:20 – metrics and comparison
6:37 – the system creates toxic people
9:45 – universities always want more
12:23 – luck plays a huge role

19 I submitted a *Fake* PhD and it killed my career

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4 aug 2022

In this video, I share with you what happened when I submitted a fake PhD to human resources when I was asked for evidence of my qualifications.

This all happened in 2016 and I have reflected a lot on how I was self-sabotaging my career – this is one of the more extreme examples.

0:00 – introduction
0:05 – disgruntled scientist
2:31 – a simple request
5:25 – getting found out
6:10 – the letter I received
11:09 – did I actually get fired?

20 – 6 Dirty Tactics Found In Academia & Universities | Watch out!

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8 feb 2022

In this video, I talk about the six dirty tactics that I have seen in academia and universities during my PhD and postdocs.

0:00 – introduction
0:28 – citations = grant money and promotion
1:34 – submitting to multiple journals
2:54 – paper mafia
4:58 – citation pushing
6:14 – delaying peer review
7:34 – author intimidation
9:30 – quantity over quality


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22 Fraud Allegations Against Stanford’s President

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26 jul 2023

In this video, Jeremy Faust, MD, editor-in-chief of MedPage Today, and Holden Thorp, PhD, editor-in-chief of Science, discuss the recent announcement that Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD, president of Stanford University, would resign from his position.

Tessier-Lavigne has been under scrutiny for several months after allegations that he falsified research data and covered it up. Although the review panel could find no evidence of fraud, they have stated that some of his prominent previous studies must be corrected or retracted.

23 The Most Massive Scientific Fraud Ever Committed In The US – By Author Jeffrey Smith

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24 mrt 2021

The Most Massive Scientific Fraud Ever Committed In The US – By Author Jeffrey Smith

The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking lecture. Safety assessments on GM crops are not competent to identify the health problems, and industry research is rigged to avoid finding problems.

This lecture is for anyone wanting to understand GM technology, to learn how to protect themselves, or to share their concerns with others. It is presented in the clear, accessible style that made Jeffrey Smith’s Seeds of Deception the world’s best-selling book on genetically engineered foods.

The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.

Mr. Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette-The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Described as a “life-changer” and seen by millions worldwide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced.

24 Grand Theft Auto Granny

8 apr. 2011


Old woman steals businessman’s car and runs off leaving her new accomplices in some trouble. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!