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‘Worst of the Worst’ Rapist Gets 110 Years to Life

April 1, 2015 | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Dwayne Wilson, 54, was convicted on seven counts of rape and four counts of kidnapping for assaults on four women stemming back to the 1990s only days before he was to be released from prison last October. One of the victims was only 16 years old.

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Crime Attorney Arkady Bukh thinks that because of the US-led sanctions on Russia, there may be more hackers showing up. These are seven of the Russian Hackers that have already infiltrated US computer systems and have been caught.

7 Russian Hackers to Soon Appear in Court

March 25, 2015 11:38 am | by Ernie Austin, Newsletter Editor | Comments

Crime Attorney Arkady Bukh thinks that because of the US-led sanctions on Russia, there may be more hackers showing up. These are seven of the Russian Hackers that have already infiltrated US computer systems and have been caught.

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Digital information is stored on innumerable HDDs, SSDs, DVDs, USB sticks, SD cards, magnetic tapes, and so forth. Although the data is timeless, the storage devices are finite and of limited capacity. As the amount of data continues to grow, so will the

The Future of Data Storage is Upon Us

March 24, 2015 12:51 pm | Comments

Digital information is stored on innumerable HDDs, SSDs, DVDs, USB sticks, SD cards, magnetic tapes, and so forth. Although the data is timeless, the storage devices are finite and of limited capacity. As the amount of data continues to grow, so will the demand for larger and more efficient data storage devices.

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Can a DNA Database Help End 'Crisis' at the Border?

March 24, 2015 12:46 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Duke University professor Sara Katsanis says there’s a “humanitarian crisis” happening on our borders, according to her recent editorial, where 137 children turn themselves in to immigration authorities every day. Every three days, she says, another body is found.

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New DNA Software Helps Convict Two-Time Felon

March 23, 2015 12:43 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

John Wakefield, 48, now faces life in prison without parole, after his DNA was found and identified on the victim’s shirt collar and on the murder weapon, according to a press release.

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Working in forensic sciences will invariably bring you into potential contact with infectious agents. This is serious business. Performance of some forensic duties might lead to exposure to indigenous or exotic agents with potential for severe or lethal d

Have an Effective Exposure Control Plan

March 20, 2015 1:38 pm | Comments

Working in forensic sciences will invariably bring you into potential contact with infectious agents. This is serious business. Performance of some forensic duties might lead to exposure to indigenous or exotic agents with potential for severe or lethal disease. The foundation for safe performance of duties and proper containment is an effective exposure control plan. 

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Washington DC's Crime Lab Gets a Royal Inquisition

March 20, 2015 12:14 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, toured the D.C. Consolidated Forensic Lab (CFL), on Thursday, the same lab that came under intense scrutiny this month after federal prosecutors stopped sending evidence there in January, and Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered an audit of the facility amidst allegations of misconduct.

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Rocket Kitten, the cyberattack group that recently launched an email malware campaign against European and Israeli targets, has delivered a new state-sponsored attack, according the a report by Trend Micro.

Rocket Kitten GHOLE Attack Returns With Keyloggers

March 20, 2015 11:03 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Rocket Kitten, the cyberattack group that recently launched an email malware campaign against European and Israeli targets, has delivered a new state-sponsored attack, according the a report by Trend Micro.

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Remains of 'Don Quixote' Author, Cervantes, Found in Madrid

March 19, 2015 12:42 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor and Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Experts used infrared cameras, 3-D scanners and ground-penetrating radar to initially sweep the floor of the burial tomb to help pinpoint the best site for archeologists to start excavating. The bones, which were interred in 1616, were lost when Madrid’s Convento de las Monjas Trinitarias Descalzas was rebuilt sometime later in the 17th century.

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Can $41 Million Even Dent the Backlog?

March 18, 2015 2:17 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The administration announced another $41 million, on Monday, to help test backlogged sexual assault kits, an estimated 400,000 kits nationwide, according to a White House press release. But for those 400,000 victims, justice might still depend on more federal funding.

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Mobile Device Search and Seizure in a Post-Riley World

March 18, 2015 8:32 am | by Christa Miller | Cellebrite | Comments

The United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Riley v. US may not have been much of a surprise to American law enforcement. Many agencies were already requiring officers to obtain search warrants before searching mobile devices. Ultimately, rather than limiting law enforcement, the Riley decision frees agencies to deploy mobile data extraction capabilities across a much wider field of officers.

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Inside the Mind of Forensic Science: An Interview with Dan Simon (Part 2)

March 17, 2015 1:17 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Forensic Magazine recently spoke with Dan Simon about his work, and about an interesting presentation he gave during the Plenary Discussion at AAFS on cognitive biasin Orlando, Fla. Now, Simon discusses what needs to be done to minimize bias and make forensic science an effective “investigative tool” in all criminal investigations.

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SQLite is a popular database format that is used extensively. Both iOS and Android employ SQLite as a storage format of choice, with built-in and third-party applications relying on SQLite to keep their data. A wide range of desktop and mobile Web browser

Forensic Analysis of SQLite Databases: Free Lists, Write Ahead Log, Unallocated Space and Carving

March 17, 2015 8:57 am | by David Makeev, Nikita Timofeev, Oleg Afonin and Yuri Gubanov | Belkasoft | Comments

SQLite is a popular database format that is used extensively. Both iOS and Android employ SQLite as a storage format of choice, with built-in and third-party applications relying on SQLite to keep their data. A wide range of desktop and mobile Web browsers (Chrome, Firefox) and instant messaging applications use SQLite, which includes newer versions of Skype, WhatsApp, iMessage and many other messengers.

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King Richard III’s Last Moments Revealed

March 16, 2015 12:42 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Researchers believe an injury sustained to the interior surface of the cranium, consistent with wounds inflicted by a sword or the spiked top of a halberd, would have knocked the king unconscious before death.Eleven injuries have been identified in all, nine of them delivered to the skull around the time of death, two to the postcranial skeleton, although many are believed to have been sustained after death.

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What’s Wrong With DC’s $220 Million Crime Lab?

March 12, 2015 11:35 am | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered an audit of the crime lab, last week, after federal prosecutors stopped sending evidence there in January. But even as far back as 2013, photos of flammable chemicals in glass jugs crammed into sinks, and unpacked boxes in the evidence room surfaced amidst allegations that the undermanned staff had to dry blood-stained clothing on top of sheets of paper on floors and countertops.

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Inside the Mind of Forensic Science: An Interview with Dan Simon

March 11, 2015 1:40 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

University of Southern California professor Dan Simon, S.J.D., researches the “messy” process of forming decisions in everyday walks of life and applies his findings to determinations in criminal cases. Human reasoning “infuses a process” throughout the course of an investigation, and Simon has dedicated most of his scientific career to finding out exactly how.

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