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University of Iowa study finds reporting crimes to police reduces likelihood of future victimization.
by University of Iowa
7.28.2016
4:53pm
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"Citizen Privacy Protection Act" will also force police to delete non-target data.
by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica
7.28.2016
4:48pm
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The well-timed leak of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee, following a long-running breach of the DNC's network, is a masterful piece of information warfare.
by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica
7.28.2016
4:41pm
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Nearly 80 percent of perpetrators carrying a gun recovered by Pittsburgh Police were not the lawful owners, a strong indication that theft and trafficking are significant sources of firearms involved in crimes in southwest Pennsylvania, a new University...
by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
7.28.2016
4:19pm
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The new study compiled statistics from government reports to newspaper articles, and provided some insight into the gender, ethnicity, and age of those injured or killed.
7.28.2016
12:36pm
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New research from the University of Warwick highlights why it's vital for police to disguise distinctive features in line-ups.
by University of Warwick
7.28.2016
12:26pm
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Restorative justice programs, such victim-offender mediation and community impact panels, are more effective in reducing recidivism rates among juvenile offenders than traditional court processing, a study by researchers at Sam Houston State University...
by Sam Houston State University
7.28.2016
12:17pm
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Criminal justice agencies need to be prepared to follow up on sexual assault cases with a victim-centered approach in order to improve responses to these crimes in their communities, according to research findings from Sam Houston State University.
by Sam Houston State University
7.28.2016
12:14pm
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Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, according to a...
by Rebecca Santana, Associated Press
7.27.2016
11:35am
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Spanning federal, state, and local governments, fusion centers are massive intelligence gathering operations that can receive, gather and analyze threat-related information, and share that data as necessary to the proper jurisdictions, including the...
7.27.2016
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Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.
by Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press
7.27.2016
10:17am
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Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses' ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for...
by Association for Psychological Science
7.26.2016
4:21pm
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The suspected hacking of a Democratic National Committee consultant's personal Yahoo Mail account provides new evidence that state-sponsored attackers penetrated deeper than previously thought into the private communications of the political machine...
by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
7.26.2016
11:13am
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Here’s the forensic news you might have missed over the long weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
7.26.2016
10:37am
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7.25.2016
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The manner of death is a required part of the death certificate, a system of classification most often used for data analysis in the realms of public health and academic research. But manner of death has a social function as well, because, like it or not...
by Judy Melinek, M.D.
7.22.2016
2:32pm
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Conspiracy theories surround the death of King Albert I, the king of Belgian during World War I, who died in a freak mountaineering accident at the age of 58. Now, over 80 years later, scientists from the University of Leuven in Belgium have compared the...
7.22.2016
12:30pm
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The mission for federal immigration authorities has evolved since the agency was called INS. Now, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has unveiled its new forensic lab, after years of renovations.
7.21.2016
12:20pm
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A newly disclosed vulnerability could allow attackers to seize control of mobile phones and key parts of the world's telecommunications infrastructure and make it possible to eavesdrop or disrupt entire networks, security experts warned Tuesday.
by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
7.21.2016
12:00pm
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Just this week, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended banning the entire Russian contingent from next month’s Olympic Games in Rio. Now, a new study may have found novel biomarkers that could help international doping authorities better detect...
7.21.2016
11:50am
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The future of forensic genomics is here. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is “now generation” and is transforming the capabilities of human identification laboratories. Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) systems enable simultaneous analysis of...
by Steven B. Lee, PhD, Joe Varlaro, and Cydne L. Holt, PhD
7.20.2016
5:00pm
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A federal office to establish forensic science standards could be created, as part of legislation introduced in Congress last Friday. The bills seek to “establish standards and protocols across forensic disciplines,” according to the short summaries.
7.20.2016
12:25pm
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A criminal gang recently found an effective way to spread malware that drains online bank accounts. According to a blog post published Monday, they bundled the malicious executable inside a file that installed a legitimate administrative tool available...
by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
7.20.2016
11:35am
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An attempted military coup brought the Turkish president to within minutes of capture or death last Friday. In the days since, the regime led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rounded up thousands amid a purge in pursuit of those behind “a clear...
7.19.2016
12:37pm
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Fresh out of the police academy, Matthew Gerald was so proud to bring his cruiser home that he stood in the driveway, wiping it down under the hot Louisiana sun. His neighbor Ashley Poe watched as he flicked the blue lights on and off, on and off. Poe...
by Kevin McGill, Cain Burdeau and Claire Galofaro, The Associated Press
7.19.2016
11:08am
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The drug trade is moving from the street to online cryptomarkets. Forced to compete on price and quality, sellers are upping their game.
by The Economist
7.19.2016
10:58am
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A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said Monday, a day after three law enforcement officers were killed in the attack.
by Mike Kunzelman and Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press
7.18.2016
12:13pm
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Here’s the forensic news you might have missed over the long weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
7.18.2016
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A judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer of manslaughter and other charges Monday in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was critically injured in a police transport van. It was the fourth straight trial prosecutors failed to win in the case.
by Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press
7.18.2016
12:03pm
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The American homicide detective and his family were witness to the worst terrorist attack in months in France, when a 31-year-old Tunisian national drove a truck through the reveling crowd along the Promenade des Anglais last week. Tony Molina, who back...
7.15.2016
4:19pm
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Nice is the metropolitan hub of the Cote d’Azur, a playground for the affluent the world over. On Bastille Day, the biggest holiday in France, a terrorist driving a heavy truck mowed down crowds of revelers leaving the beach after the celebratory...
7.15.2016
12:29pm
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The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry, trained to use safely and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped. But just how...
by Amy Forliti and Kyle Potter, Associated Press
7.14.2016
4:18pm
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Nuclear forensics, the understanding of nuclear materials and the pursuit of post-detonation radioactive evidence, has not yet been needed in a criminal context in human history. But some of the latest work is being done right where the Nuclear Age began...
7.14.2016
12:00pm
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The university's Onderspoort veterinary genetics laboratory has developed a Rhino DNA Index System (Rhodis) that will collect and catalogue genetic code from rhinos and rhino horn in order to bring more wildlife poachers and smugglers to justice in...
by Yolisa Tswanya, IOL
7.14.2016
10:08am
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The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles held a clemency hearing Wednesday to allow representatives for John Wayne Conner to argue for sparing his life. Conner, 60, is set to die Thursday at the state prison in Jackson.
by Kate Brumback, Associated Press
7.14.2016
9:10am
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Three young females were found in the 1980s in Broward County, Florida. Their bodies were in various states of decomposition; one was just a skeleton after being left out in the elements for several years. All have been known simply as “Jane Doe,” along...
7.13.2016
12:26pm
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By pinging a targeted cell phone, the Stingray mimics a cell phone tower and forces the phone to send back a signal. By calculating the strength of the signal, authorities pinpointed the location of the targeted cellphone. Once there, they found the...
7.13.2016
12:21pm
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Forensic Biologists are biology specialists who mostly work compiling evidence for prospective or actual criminal cases.
by Environmentalscience.org
7.13.2016
10:27am
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Coming amid a national reckoning over police and racial violence, a new working piece of research published online contends that blacks and Hispanics are 50 percent more likely to experience some kind of force during their interactions with police. But...
7.12.2016
12:46pm
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