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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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 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.

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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.

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  

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.

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.

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

The man who tried to fake an element

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This is the race for the periodic table.

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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:…

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.

Academia is BROKEN! – Harvard Fake Data Scandal Explained

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In première gegaan op 29 jun 2023
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!

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?

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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!