Advertisement
 
Articles
Subscribe to Forensic Magazine

The Lead

Dutch Police Eagles Take Out Rogue Drones

February 2, 2016 | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Eagles have been used to hunt small game for more than a thousand years. Now, a Dutch team is considering hunting 21st-century prey: the rogue drone.

TOPICS:

FBI Struggles to Crack San Bernardino Terrorist’s Encrypted Phone, Two Months Later

February 10, 2016 12:52 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The cell phone of one of the San Bernardino killers is still encrypted, despite the best efforts of mobile forensics experts to “crack” it.

TOPICS:

Forensic Experts Condemn Official Report of Mexico’s 43 Missing Students

February 10, 2016 12:34 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The multinational team of experts released a report detailing dozens of forensic findings that contradict the official government account of the alleged slayings of 43 missing students.

TOPICS:

Monday’s Briefing: 02/08/2016

February 9, 2016 12:25 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Happy Lunar New Year--Monday’s Briefing has come to you a day later this week, but with all the forensic news you might have missed over the weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week:

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Sleepy Suspects More Likely to Give False Confessions, Study Says

February 9, 2016 12:03 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The social experiment is the first of its kind to demonstrate how extreme fatigue may lead to false confessions – thought to account for between 15 and 25 percent of wrongful convictions in the United States.

TOPICS:

California AG Supports Lawsuit Seeking Nazi-seized Jewish Art

February 8, 2016 11:50 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The state of California filed an amicus brief in support of an ongoing lawsuit by the heirs of a Jewish art collector forced to sell the painting during the Holocaust.

TOPICS:

New mtDNA Discovery Shapes Human Migration in Europe 15,000 Years Ago

February 5, 2016 1:17 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

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.

TOPICS:

Access Denied: Source Code for DNA Software Remains Protected in Pa. Murder Trial

February 5, 2016 12:27 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

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.

TOPICS:

After Exhumation, Strange Bacteria a Clue in Mysterious Death of Pablo Neruda

February 4, 2016 12:00 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

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.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

1992 Rape Conviction Overturned Due to Flawed FBI Hair Analysis

February 3, 2016 12:05 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

​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.

TOPICS:

Forensic Analysis of Automotive Paint Using Dark-Field Microscopy

February 2, 2016 12:18 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

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.

TOPICS:

Monday's Briefing: 02/01/16

February 1, 2016 12:24 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Here’s what you might have missed over the weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.

TOPICS:

Preserving Forensic Evidence of an ISIS Genocide in Iraq

February 1, 2016 12:02 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

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.

TOPICS:

The Rise of the Neurobiological Defense with Nita Farahany

January 29, 2016 1:38 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

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.

TOPICS:

Video: Italian Police Storm Secret Mafia Bunker

January 29, 2016 12:56 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

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.

TOPICS:

Two US Cities among 20 Deadliest in the World – Is ‘Ferguson Effect’ to Blame?

January 28, 2016 12:52 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

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.

TOPICS:

Pages

Advertisement
X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading