Just a day after the Ferguson City Council rejected a negotiated consent decree to oversee policing in the Missouri city, the Justice Department filed a sweeping federal lawsuit alleging local law enforcement had violated the civil rights of minorities over a number of years.
We know what a 50,000-volt shock from a stun gun will do to a person’s body, but what happens to the brain?
Researchers now believe they have found the exact PMI that the scent of decomposition turns to a deceased profile.
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.
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.
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.