A North Carolina judge was indicted and charged with trying to bribe an FBI agent with “a couple cases of beer” to get ahold of illegally-acquired cell phone records.
An F.B.I. analysis of cell phone records from Kyle Navin, his girlfriend Jennifer Valiante, and his parents provided call times, the text messages, and the phone locations, according to local reports.
Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz had apparently been pursuing three individuals on foot shortly before he was found mortally wounded by two shots on Sept. 1. Authoirites have now confirmed that the death was a "carefully staged suicide," after the officer had engaged in "extensive criminal acts."
Scholars debated the exact location of Acra for decades after the physical remnants of the fort were lost to the millennia. But now archaeologists believe they have found evidence of the stronghold and the epochal fight to drive out the “sinful nation, wicked men” who were holed up inside.
The latest filings, obtained by Forensic Magazine, include emails between crime lab staff that show scientists at the Michigan State Police Crime Lab found the hash oil was “Schedule I THC” from “origin unknown” - mostly because the analysts contend it showed no visible plant material.
DNA has undoubtedly been a breakthrough for modern criminal investigation. But, better and more-sensitive technology means more potential problems.
After remarks from FBI director James Comey about the possibility that the Ferguson effect might be partially to blame for this year's significant rise in murder rates, a new study offers some empirical evidence on the controversial theory.
The method uses a hand steamer to heat blood traces with water molecules, and then captures the image using thermal imaging, to detect even highly-diluted blood samples.
The mitochondrial DNA of two infants buried 11,500 years ago in Alaska is complicating the genetic puzzle of human settlement in the Americas.
Angry women are perceived as more emotional – and their anger only hurts their attempts to sway listeners, according to a new study published in the journal Law and Human Behavior.
The videos, apparently taken by students at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, have now prompted a call by the local sheriff’s office, the officer’s employer, for an independent investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department.
The analyst was placed on leave immediately, but charges have not been filed, Hummel told Forensic Magazine. Other counties could be impacted by the analyst's workload – and she also may have worked at other law-enforcement laboratories prior to her current role, the District Attorney said.
The medieval killer, the bubonic plauge, has been with humanity long before the Dark Ages set in. Ancient DNA was extracted from the bones of 101 adults, spanning from Siberia to Poland dating back to almost 6,000 years ago,
Just in time for Halloween, Benjamin Wright, a lawyer and senior instructor with the SANS Institute, has pulled together some of the creepiest cases he has collected over the past decade.
A complete and accurate record of the scene is essential for investigating the crime and for presenting the case when it goes to court. This documentation provides a record of the evidence found at the scene and the observations of the scene itself at the time it was discovered.