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New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say would prevent wrongful convictions. The bill would require victims of sexual assault to...
by Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
1.20.2017
12:59pm
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Investigators learned that Stephen Allwine bought the weapon found beside Amy Allwine's body and that he was inconsistent about times he said he came and went from the house. Digital evidence obtained from the FBI included information from a "dark web"...
by Kevin Giles, Star Tribune
1.20.2017
12:47pm
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A pen-like device is set to help forensic experts extract relatively large amounts of DNA evidence from previously challenging surfaces. Micro-Swab uses fibers soaked in a surfactant to bind to the DNA in fingerprints.
by Caleb Radford/The Lead via InDaily
1.20.2017
12:24pm
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Coming off a year tainted by a huge increase in violent crimes, the San Antonio Police Department is trying an intelligence-driven approach to curbing violent crime in 2017. Going after individual criminals instead of the places they're committing crimes...
by Garrett Brnger, KSAT
1.20.2017
11:22am
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Military police with NATO’s Kosovo Force got to try their hand at some detective work during an advanced crime scene investigation course. The MPs learned basic investigative techniques used for collecting and processing evidence such as crime scene...
by Adeline Witherspoon, Multinational Battle Group - East (KFOR)
1.19.2017
12:48pm
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A recent study showed that viewers were 10 percent more likely to perceive the object in a black person's hand as a gun during systole - the phase of the heartbeat when the heart contracts, to pump blood.
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1.19.2017
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The murder trial of Todd Smith, accused of killing his wife Katrina in 2012, continued for the fifth day on Wednesday. Forensic scientist Blake Aper testified on DNA evidence, saying swabs from the baseball bat recovered from the defendant's home and a...
by Mary Sugden, WREX
1.19.2017
12:16pm
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A pendant found buried at a former Nazi extermination camp is said to be linked to a possible family member of Anne Frank. The pendant resembles one that belonged to Frank, with the only difference being the birthdates on each of the charms.
by Lauren Scrudato
1.19.2017
12:05pm
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A dog attack that resulted in the death of one child and serious injury to another has led to the arrest of the dogs’ owner, police said. The owner was initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct, but the charges have since been...
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1.19.2017
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In Cook County, Illinois, which has 19 trauma centers, nearly one-third of gunshot wounds from 2009 to 2013 were treated outside of designated trauma centers, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery.
by The JAMA Network Journals
1.18.2017
12:33pm
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Terry Edwards wasn’t the trigger man in a 2002 Dallas-area robbery that left two dead, his lawyers say, contending that the state is preparing to execute the wrong man later this month. Edwards is scheduled for execution Jan. 26, but his lawyers are...
by Brandi Grissom, Dallas News
1.18.2017
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The biggest customer base for phone cracking technology is likely law enforcement, but this sort of tech is also in the hands of banks. Private companies like banks, which have different forms of oversight than the police, use phone cracking products in...
by Joseph Cox, Motherboard
1.18.2017
12:12pm
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Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence officer who was convicted of leaking military and intelligence secrets to WikiLeaks, will be released early this year, as part of President Barack Obama’s clemencies and pardons as he leaves office this week.
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1.18.2017
11:19am
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A Florida man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer was wearing body armor and had two handguns when he was arrested at an abandoned house, authorities said.
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1.18.2017
8:57am
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Fake fingerprints and other forms of biometric spoofing pose serious challenges to the security community. However, new technology has extra keen sensors that can detect whether fingerprints and other biometric security data come from a living person or...
by Dave Roos, Seeker
1.17.2017
12:18pm
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Three crime scene unit leaders from the NYPD have written a book titled "Crime Scene Unit Management: A Path Forward," recently published by Routledge Press. As the authors explain in their subtitle, they are pointing toward a future for crime scene...
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1.17.2017
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The flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people aboard. Nearly three years later, the joint governments of Australia, Malaysia and China have given up the search, after searching millions of...
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1.17.2017
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The brutal murders of a well-known Richmond couple and their young daughters sent shock waves through Virginia's capital city. More than 11 years later, some hope the execution of a man convicted in their deaths will close a painful chapter of this...
by Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
1.17.2017
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Rob Bone is often sought for advice whenever a knot is recovered from a scene. By the type of knot and way it’s tied, he can help establish if someone was a murder victim, held captive during a robbery or has deliberately bound themselves or even taken...
by West Midlands Police
1.17.2017
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A cadre of police organizations have adopted a promising new approach focused on addiction as an illness rather than a crime. But just as the ANGEL program—which uses cops to steer addicts to treatment rather than jail—has begun to expand to hundreds of...
by Peter Urban, Scientific American
1.16.2017
12:35pm
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A girl who has been missing since the day she was born has been found alive, 18 years after being abducted from a hospital by someone posing as a health care worker. Kamiyah Mobley was found living with 51-year-old Gloria Williams, whom she believed to...
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1.16.2017
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Twenty-six inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two prisons in northern Brazil, officials said Sunday as they quelled the latest in a string of jail disturbances across the country in which more than 100 people died within two weeks.
by Renata Brito, Associated Press
1.16.2017
11:44am
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The forensic investigation into items taken out of Ukraine by Dutch journalist Michel Spekkers which were possibly related to the MH17 crash has shown that one of the items is a fragment of human bone. DNA testing established that the bone fragment is...
by The Office of the Prosecutor General (Netherlands)
1.16.2017
11:37am
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A clip-on tie is now a crucial new lead in the hunt for the infamous D.B. Cooper, the only successful skyjacker, who has eluded authorities for more than 45 years. New forensic conclusions are being released to the public in the hope of finding the...
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1.16.2017
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Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released...
by Michael Tarm, Don Babwin, Juliet Linderman, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
1.13.2017
11:48am
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Two former Microsoft employees, in a suit against the company, say their work reviewing videos of child pornography, abuse and other graphic material flagged for removal gave them post-traumatic stress disorder.
by Matt Day, Seattle Times
1.13.2017
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In a final push against sexual assault at schools before the end of the Obama administration, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault has published its second report since its creation in 2014. The document provides guidelines...
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1.13.2017
11:30am
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Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions.
by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
1.13.2017
11:27am
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Identifying criminal offenders with homicidal ideation could change how we sentence and treat some of the most serious offenders. Researchers have found that offenders who exhibit homicidal ideation were more likely to commit a variety of serious crimes.
by Iowa State University
1.13.2017
10:19am
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Cellebrite, the Israel-based mobile and digital forensics giant, was itself a victim of a security information breach, the company announced today.
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1.12.2017
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Police have been warned to remain vigilant as a gun disguised as a mobile phone goes on sale in the U.S. Created by Minnesota-based manufacturer Ideal Conceal, the double-barrelled pistol can carry two bullets and comes complete with laser sights.
by Owen Hughes, International Business Times
1.12.2017
11:44am
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The proliferation of mobile devices with high-quality cameras and social media sites where photographs can be easily posted is raising the risk of personal information being leaked, such as fingerprints.
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1.12.2017
11:30am
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A group of biologists are currently conducting research to help ensure more accurate analysis of critical evidence in crime scene investigations by developing a technique for law enforcement to distinguish fly artifacts from human bloodstains.
by Loyola University Maryland
1.12.2017
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A former Russian cop and notorious serial killer known as “The Werewolf” recently told investigators that he had murdered more than twice as many women as previously thought — for a total of 59, according to published reports.
by Jamie Schram, New York Post
1.12.2017
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Police officers feel their role is under attack in popular opinion – and they feel a very real danger while on the job, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
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1.12.2017
9:10am
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Last month, the city of Detroit heralded a milestone: a massive 65,000-light LED replacement project is now complete. Intersections, major streets and even alleyways are now lit. At the same time, over the course of the project, crime has started to fall.
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1.11.2017
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The popular sports phrase “leave it all on the field” does not seem to correlate for some NFL players, especially in terms of misbehavior. New research has found NFL players who draw the most penalties are the same ones who have more criminal arrests...
1.11.2017
10:42am
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A Southern California woman has been exonerated of charges that she responded to "rape fantasy" ads on Craigslist in order to get men to attack her ex-boyfriend's new wife, prosecutors said Monday.
by Associated Press
1.11.2017
10:23am
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A fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students' phones so that he could steal pornographic images and trade them online, investigators said.
by Associated Press
1.11.2017
10:01am
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Personal technology such as fitness trackers and smartphones that record users' daily activities are likely to be used increasingly in criminal investigations, raising questions about individuals' rights that the legal system is not yet fully prepared to...
by RAND Corporation
1.11.2017
8:36am
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