Criminal suspects have blamed their actions on insanity, blackouts, drugs, even simple “passion...
The researchers extracted usable DNA from bones and teeth of 35 ancient humans living throughout Europe over a span of 35,000 years to generate complete mtDNA profiles.
A Pennsylvania judge ruled that the maker of a DNA-mixture interpretation software does not have to reveal the source code of the program as part of a murder trial.
Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda was exhumed in 2013, and forensic tests identified strange bacteria in the bones. New DNA results might now shed light into his mysterious death.
A man who has spent 30 years behind bars for a 1985 rape will get a whole new trial, since the hair analysis used to convict him has since been proven to be junk science.
Car paint fragments bring a serious challenge to forensic experts, considering how they vary by make and model, and even how they age and weather over time.
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Human Rights Watch and Yazda, a Yezidi support group, issued the joint call for preservation of the mass graves and their evidence for future international prosecution of the alleged ISIS killers.
The “haphazard” use of neuroscience in the courtroom isn't resulting in injustice, but holding back more-productive uses of proven sciences, Farahany told Forensic Magazine.
Two convicted mafia bosses were discovered holed up in a secret underground bunker stocked full of semi-automatic weapons, bottles of wine, a flat screen TV, and a pasta pot neatly hanging from the wall.
St. Louis and Baltimore were ranked the 15th and 19th most deadly cities in the world last year, with 59.23 and 54.98 killings per 100,000 people, respectively.
In 1996, a deceased woman’s body was found in an alley way in Detroit. Some two decades later, police have exhumed the body to look for a usable DNA profile.
A Russian dissident was poisoned with polonium in London in 2006. But a new government report tries to determine where that radioactive material came from, and who was ultimately behind the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko.
A Chicago man convicted of gunning down his neighbor will get a new trial, because he was not allowed to bring an expert on eyewitness testimony to testify during his trial.
Using neutron activation analysis, researchers found chemical analysis of bullets is not nearly as precise as JFK investigators thought, and that the government reports are 'fundamentally flawed.'