Prints found on the adhesive side of things like duct tape, masking tape, and mailing labels, can be developed and lifted, but it’s often quite difficult to do so. The key is to use a specially designed product, called an adhesive side powder, for the job.
In 1990, a sketch was made of what Jane Doe looked like from photos taken during her autopsy....
Ohio officials are hoping the new rule will help stymie illegal-drug makers who tweaked the...
The new Indian River County Sheriff's Office forensic sciences complex in Florida may look like just a big building on the outside, but on the inside it's the newest weapon in local law enforcement's arsenal to catch and prosecute criminals.
The man who represented the two in their lawsuit against the county, produced evidence that he said showed that a county detective planted hairs and hid other evidence that might have stopped a conviction. Lawyers for the county disputed the evidence’s scientific value.
This market survey report summarizes information on commercial body-worn cameras to aid criminal justice practitioners considering planning, acquisition and implementation of the technology in their agency.
A researcher is using network science and a connected society to fight crime. Data produced by dynamical relationships is integrated into a statistical framework using algorithms that can model connectivity between individual “players,” laying out the multiple relationships into a network representation.
The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which was trying to show that the athlete killed his girlfriend by mistake.
The nationally known DNA lab at the University of North Texas has helped solve the mystery of what happened to two South Dakota high school girls who disappeared in late May 1971.
This report provides a “landscape” view of the issues and products associated with mobile devices for fingerprint identification, with a focus on forensic applications.
No wonder a recent survey of North American employees found that 87 percent of respondents say their work/life balance is negatively affecting their health. If you’ve been killing yourself trying to achieve daily work/life balance, it may be a pipe dream.
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defense.
The application process for positions in the new NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is now open. NIST is welcoming members of the forensic science, criminal justice and academic research communities to serve as committee and subcommittee members.
Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — aren't foolproof.
Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
When I started working as a CSO in the ’70s, we’d go into a crime scene, take some photos, dust for prints, and bag the obvious evidence. Nowadays, CSOs have to do more. Changes in science and technology mean more tools for crime scene investigation. To take advantage of these advances, you have to be knowledgeable about the latest developments and about the capabilities of experts; you also need the right equipment.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Police Department (BPD) tapped into a seemingly unconventional method — social media — to keep the public informed about the investigation, to calm nerves, and to correct misinformation.
French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.