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Prosecutors called on a judge to reject a request by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to block ballistics evidence from being used at his upcoming double murder trial, saying the testing done by Boston police is scientifically valid.
by John R. Ellement and Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe
12.8.2016
11:13am
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12.8.2016
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Even though our cherished notions and deep beliefs regarding the trustworthiness of digital visual media have sustained our reliance on the legitimacy of their content at times, the hard truth is that images and videos lost their innocence decades ago—...
by Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, Ph.D.
12.8.2016
11:07am
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Each year, between 14,000 and 16,000 people are killed in the United States at the willful hand of another person. But those are just the ones that are known, investigated and cataloged. How many go overlooked, from a person reported as a firearm suicide...
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12.8.2016
11:07am
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Scientists managed to quantify DNA present in olive oil with the help of breakthrough forensic techniques.
by Reda Atoui, Olive Oil Times
12.7.2016
11:56am
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Bipartisan Justice for All Reauthorization Act renews Leahy’s groundbreaking Innocence Protection Act and aims to reduce rape kit backlog.
by Office of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont
12.7.2016
11:54am
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12.7.2016
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It was one of the toughest phone conversations I have had in my 15 years as a forensic pathologist. I had just completed the autopsy of a 3-month-old infant.
by Dr. Judy Melinek
12.6.2016
3:52pm
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Forensic genealogy is the study of identity and kinship in legal contexts. This includes finding family references for DNA identification, fraud exposure, locating heirs for probate matters, clearing real estate titles, determining mineral rights...
by Alan Jakman
12.6.2016
3:45pm
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Women who report sexual assault at the hands of their intimate partners don’t always cooperate with the criminal investigation. Because of fears for personal safety, or a desire to “put the incident behind her,” the help for detectives can slow down or...
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12.6.2016
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Defense attorneys for Paul Aaron Ross say there is no valid science linking a bite mark to a specific person, so when Ross’ murder case comes up for a retrial in Blair County court, that evidence should be excluded.
by Kay Stephens, Altoona Mirror
12.6.2016
11:12am
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Delays in analyzing forensic evidence in drug cases are costing Mercer County and other municipalities around the state substantial dollars.
by Charlie Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph
12.6.2016
11:09am
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A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a former white police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
by Bruce Smith and Seanna Adcox, Associated Press
12.5.2016
4:29pm
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A sweeping cyberspace surveillance bill giving British police and investigators unprecedented access to personal information became law through royal assent in the United Kingdom last week.
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12.5.2016
11:52am
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To protect and continue to expand the digital economy, the next U.S. president must strengthen collaboration between the public and private sectors before, during and after cybersecurity events, according to a new report released today by a blue ribbon...
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12.5.2016
11:06am
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The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36 and authorities say they expect the number to rise when they resume work later Monday following a temporary work stoppage.
by Kristin J. Bender and Brain Melley, Associated Press
12.5.2016
11:02am
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Sotheby’s has become the first big auction house to create its own forensic art analysis department, underlining the reputational threat forgeries pose to multimillion-pound art market sales.
by James Pickford, Financial Times
12.5.2016
11:00am
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Timothy Bridges was convicted of raping an elderly woman in 1991, based on two hairs found at the scene of the crime, and despite a bloody handprint on the wall that didn’t match him. He served 25 years in prison, before his conviction was vacated and he...
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12.2.2016
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Europol warned Friday that the Islamic State group could launch fresh attacks in Europe in the near future, and the agency's director said police forces across the continent are investigating more than 50 terrorism cases.
by Mike Corder, Associated Press
12.2.2016
11:45am
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Authorities believe the terrorist attack on Dec. 2, 2015, in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory employee training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations, including a Christmas tree, that shooter Syed Farook was forced to...
by Megan Christie, Rhonda Schwartz, Josh Margolin and Brian Ross, ABC News
12.2.2016
11:41am
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Two high-profile cases from Kalamazoo County have dominated headlines for much of 2016, both heartbreaking tragedies involving men accused of killing several people.
by Fox 17 News
12.2.2016
11:38am
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A dog’s nose is still the gold standard in olfactory detection. Canines have at least 10,000 times better sensitivity to trace smells than humans do, and they still beat out advanced vapor detection technologies science has produced. Dogs can detect...
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12.1.2016
12:05pm
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Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence.
by Oxford University Press USA
12.1.2016
11:43am
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The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma officer has been shot and killed by police after a lengthy barricade situation, authorities said early Thursday.
by Lisa Baumann, Associated Press
12.1.2016
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A November 23 ruling by the Florida Supreme Court could mean the re-sentencing of close to 300 prisoners currently on death row in the state, as well as its possible implication of unconstitutional sentencing schemes in three other states.
12.1.2016
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Last week, a Florida man who was convicted of making child pornography and distributing it online was sentenced to 350 years in federal prison. It all began with a tip from a crucial conduit in such investigations – the National Center for Missing and...
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11.30.2016
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Colombian authorities on Wednesday were searching for answers to why a charter plane crashed shortly before it was to land in Medillin, killing all but six of the 77 people on board, including nearly an entire Brazilian soccer team in the midst of a...
by Fernando Vergara and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press
11.30.2016
12:30pm
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A Charlotte police officer who shot and killed a black man at an apartment complex, touching off several nights of unrest in the city, will not face charges, a North Carolina prosecutor announced Wednesday.
by Jeffrey Collins and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press
11.30.2016
12:25pm
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National guidance for professionals handling cases of sudden unexpected child death which draws upon University of Warwick expertise are published today.
by University of Warwick
11.30.2016
12:22pm
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11.30.2016
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Parabon NanoLabs, the company known for its advances in DNA phenotyping, is developing a software platform to bring together the latest breakthroughs, from familial searching, to next-generation sequencing, making it available to even average analysts.
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11.29.2016
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The Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University complained on his Facebook account about U.S. interference in countries with Muslim communities, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
by Julie Carr Smyth and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
11.29.2016
12:50pm
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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mark Daniel, Dennis “Pat” Johnson, Sarah Kerrigan, and Jarvis Parsons and reappointed Jeffrey Barnard to the Texas Forensic Science Commission for terms set to expire September 1, 2017.
by Office of the Governor
11.29.2016
12:44pm
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In the nearly four months since 30-year-old Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano was strangled in Spring Creek Park, teams of NYPD detectives have worked the case with no suspects. The best lead so far has been DNA left on Vetrano’s body that hasn’t...
by Anthony M. DeStefano, Newsday
11.29.2016
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11.29.2016
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Amid a normal day of classes, the Ohio State University campus was thrown into chaos as an active-shooter situation led to panic and then a lockdown this morning.
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11.28.2016
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment is trying to put to death a convicted killer who's intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible for execution under the court's current...
by Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
11.28.2016
11:20am
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