Criminal suspects have blamed their actions on insanity, blackouts, drugs, even simple “passion...
The cell phone of one of the San Bernardino killers is still encrypted, despite the best efforts of mobile forensics experts to “crack” it.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Here’s what you might have missed over the weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
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.