Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday...
A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in...
South Korea's forensic agency said on Friday it was impossible to determine the cause of death...
The District of Columbia is about to become the first city in the nation to use a revolutionary new crime fighting tool. It is a lab device that can analyze DNA in just over an hour and gives investigators the answers they need in just a fraction of the time it takes now.
The Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency uncased its colors for the first time recently, symbolically marking its arrival in the Office of the Provost Marshal General.
Days after Timothy Wafer shot and killed Renisha McBride on his porch in Dearborn Heights on November 2, a crime scene evidence technician said he had to rid her clothes, then in a police evidence room, of maggots.
A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and bring the last of the victims home.
Controlled substances are chemicals that have a legally recognized potential for abuse. They include “street drugs” such as heroin or ecstasy and prescription drugs such as oxycodone. Detecting and identifying controlled substances is a critical step in law enforcement's fight against drug-related crime and violence.
A type of Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), microTLC™ allows the well-established laboratory technique of TLC to be taken to the field in multiple applications - narcotics and explosives identification, counterfeit pharmaceutical identification, chemical purity analysis and analysis of environmental pollutants.
Thermo Fisher Signs Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement with NewLab for Forensic Sample Processing TechnologyJuly 24, 2014 2:50 pm | Thermo Scientific | News | Comments
Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed an agreement with NewLab Engineering, a subsidiary of COPAN Italia, for the exclusive global rights to distribute Card Processing Automation (CPA) technology, which is designed to prepare DNA samples for human identification in forensic, paternity and research laboratories.
Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case attacked the reliability of firearms analysis Wednesday, saying it is subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy.
The first of the bodies from Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 have arrived in the Netherlands ready for forensic investigation into the remains of the 298 passengers and crew. Identifying the victims is going to pose many challenges given the potential state of the bodies and remains, both from the initial explosion and the delay in recovery, but dental records can definitely help.
Investigators from Rock County, Wisconsin, are one step closer to solving the mystery surrounding the death of an unknown teenager thanks to Smithsonian scientists.
Non-biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death, referred to as the post mortem interval. A report of synanthropic derived form of C. megacephala is provided for the first time based on morphological features and molecular characterization through generation of DNA barcoding.
The remains of some victims of the Malaysian airliner crash may never be recovered unless there is a secure and thorough search of the area in rebel-controlled east Ukraine where it was shot down, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.
It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to kill a university police officer?
Cleveland police have sent the last of 3,985 rape kits to the state crime lab for testing, clearing a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence stretching back to 1993.
The Society of Forensic Toxicology Continuing Education and Drug-Facilitated Crimes Committees and the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will co-host a two-day workshop on Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA), taking place online and on location in Washington, DC, on August 11-12, 2014.