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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...
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1.16.2017
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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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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...
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1.16.2017
11:37am
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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
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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
11:07am
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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
10:05am
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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
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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.
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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.
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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...
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1.11.2017
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A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015.
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1.10.2017
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The popular online classifieds site Backpage has removed all its adult content, despite successfully fighting criminal pimping charges against three of the company’s top executives.
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1.10.2017
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Something rather special is happening: the scientific skill sets developed while investigating crime scenes, homicides and mass fatalities are being put to use outside the courtroom. Forensic anthropology is one field where this is happening.
by Patrick Randolph-Quinney, University of Central Lancashire, Anthony Sinclair, Emma Nelson, and Jason Hall, University of Liverpool, The Conversation
1.10.2017
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Michael Chamberlain, who waged a decades-long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia's most notorious case of injustice, has died, his former wife said Tuesday. He was 72.
by Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press
1.10.2017
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President Barack Obama returned to his roots at the Harvard Law Review on Thursday, penning an article about progress his administration made in reforming the criminal justice system — and the challenges that remain for the next administration.
by Vivian Salama, Associated Press
1.10.2017
10:28am
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A hyper-sensitive microscope detecting chemicals down to a single micron could have a future use scanning crowds and baggage at airports and other high-security places, according to a new series of demonstrations.
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1.9.2017
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When Austin police embarked on hiring a new chief forensics officer a few months ago, officials said they wanted a top-flight scientist to resurrect their shuttered DNA lab and restore confidence in its work.
by Tony Plohetski and Philip Jankowski, Austin American-Statesman
1.9.2017
10:28am
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The Waukegan Police Department is one of only three law enforcement agencies that have a three-dimensional forensic scanner that can virtually re-create crime scenes or crashes, authorities said.
by Erin Gallagher, The Chicago Tribune
1.9.2017
10:26am
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A national meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened hundreds more will be in the spotlight this week as a former co-owner of the compounding pharmacy blamed for the crisis goes on trial in federal court in Boston.
by Denise Lavoie, AP Legal Affairs Writer
1.9.2017
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FBI examiners had presented scientifically-flawed hair-follicle analysis at criminal cases nationwide for multiple decades, occasionally resulting in innocent people being convicted for crimes they did not commit.
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1.6.2017
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Here's a fascinating story about advances in forensic anthropology based around a creepy case of an archaeologist who had several open coffins full of human remains in his home.
by Andrea James, Boing Boing
1.6.2017
11:23am
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A lack of funding to improve forensic science is jeopardizing the integrity of the criminal justice system, a new report warns .
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1.6.2017
11:20am
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Identifying someone after death is no easy task, especially if the deceased person is believed to be an undocumented immigrant. But a team of forensic anthropologists and college students are attempting to do just that, exhuming nearly a dozen human...
by Oscar Margain, Kens 5
1.6.2017
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The remains of a U.S. sailor missing since World War II have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
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1.6.2017
11:13am
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A couple were gunned down by an intruder in their North Carolina home in the early hours of Feb. 4, 2012. The teenaged daughter had seen the hooded gunman, when he had briefly held a knife to her throat, but she could apparently not describe him to cops.
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1.5.2017
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Texas filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the FDA after the agency impounded a shipment of a lethal injection drug in July 2015, and has failed to make a move since.
1.5.2017
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In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Green and colleagues report on firearm violence in Chicago, Illinois, from 2006 to 2014 and show how the violence is transmitted by social interaction through networks of people.
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1.5.2017
10:58am
A forensic scientist who examined blood splatters on a hammer allegedly used in an attempted murder in a Cambridgeshire village told a court it is likely there were a ‘number of blows’ delivered with the weapon.
by Tara Cox, Cambridge News
1.5.2017
10:54am
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