The Department of Justice along with the FBI have identified 2,500 cases for review after finding that experts on its microscopic hair comparison unit overstated evidence concerning pattern-based forensic techniques in 95 percent of the 268 cases reviewed so far.
Scientists will compare any DNA found on the bed sheet to future tests of blood samples from verified Lincoln artifacts, which would determine, once and for all, if the bed sheet was present at one of the most seminal moments in American history.
Lawyers for the boy's family claimed delays in ballistics processing at the DC Department of Forensic Science (DFS) have hampered the investigation. “There have been no arrests in the case and delays in processing the evidence have only exacerbated the search for justice."
3D Printing continues to be of great interest in forensics because of the many application areas in which it can be applied. The aim of this article is to look at the documentation and preparation stages for 3D forensic evidence and what considerations should be made to prepare scan data for 3D Printing.
Jurors found Hernandez guilty of first degree murder for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Prosecutors presented condemning crime scene evidence to the jury, including DNA from a joint and shell casings found at the scene.
Two state police supervisors were suspended in February, and 10 other scientists have been taken off casework as the investigation widens.
Nicknamed the “Altamura Man,” the bones were calcified into the walls of the cave after the ancient man slipped and fell into a well approximately 200,000 years ago.
The new Houston Forensic Science Center has created a source for forensic services independent of law enforcement. Take a closer look at the process.
The fact is that testing backlogged rape kits takes sexual predators off our streets now. Getting rape kits to laboratories is not only morally right to help bring justice and closure to victims, but an important public safety issue.
Confession expert Dr. Saul Kassin tells the story, and how the investigators’ “quick, clinical judgment” about Michael Crowe’s guilt led to one of the most notorious cases of false confession in recent memory.
Hernandez has since been implicated in a handful of other criminal cases, including a charge in a 2012 double-murder case that was scheduled to begin on May 28, but has since been delayed while the current case is pending.
IBM researchers have identified an on-going campaign that uses a variant of Dyre malware that has successfully stolen more than $1 million from targeted enterprise organizations. The campaign, called "The Dyre Wolf, has added social engineering to the malware, employing methods such as circumventing two-factor authorization.
Civilian police employees Mignon Dunbar, and her supervisor, Cherisse Boland, were barred from processing evidence after the results of the test, and have been on personal leave since allegations that Dunbar misrepresented DNA evidence in a two-year old child molestation case.
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.
Dr. Saul Kassin relates false confessions to “Hollywood productions” and thinks the infamous Amanda Knox case was just another “script that had to get followed.” As a psychology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he’s seen it all – the uncanny confessions that describe minutiae from the motive to the grisly murder details to the denials that eventually follow.