Forensic toxicology has always been the domain of the medical examiner. As far back as the early 18th century, primitive toxicology practices were already being utilized in criminal courts, and were quickly becoming an important crime-solving weapon in some of history’s most infamous cases.
After being burglarized, Kang Liang put his mind to the problem of finding prints, and found a solution which can make invisible fingerprints glow on surfaces within 30 seconds of application, as he details in a study published in today’s issue of Advanced Materials.
Nowadays increasing numbers of evidentiary traces are collected at crime scenes and submitted for DNA analysis at the forensic laboratories. However, almost 50% of the analyzed DNA samples do not result in valuable DNA typing information.
Utilizing a grant from the National Institute of Justice, researchers have been able to identify the parent drug in blood samples and correlate that drug with metabolites that are produced as the drug is being broken down inside the body. This vital information can help police identify impaired drivers during traffic stops, and provide first responders with life-saving information during overdoses.
Now in its 26th year, the symposium welcomed almost 1,000 attendees from over 40 countries and held dozens of presentations and talks on cutting-edge technologies in the DNA world.
Oswald is standing in an American backyard, with stark shadows thrown in the black-and-white background. The rifle is the same model that would shortly be used to kill the President of the United States of America.
A new photograph is considered by forensic scientists as a crucial clue that the escape might have been successful, and purports to show Clarence and John Anglin, the two bank robbers, standing on their farm in Brazil. The picture was then given to family members in 1992, who are only now making it known to the public.
Robert Rembert may have left more victims along his truck route in the ensuring years – and detectives are now piecing together past clues, according to authorities.
The largest conference on DNA analysis took place this week in a massive convention complex that proved the old Texan slogan: everything really is bigger in Texas.
New science is making things a little more complicated when it comes to DNA. One state is now looking at thousands of cases to make sure their analysis of identification probabilities was accurate for the last 15-plus years.
As the steady drumbeat of mass shootings continues in the United States, amid the debate of gun control and mental illness, a new military study suggests that big-data prediction can offer warning signals of the next person to resort to violence.
By the end of this month, an estimated 6,000 inmates will be freed from federal prisons, based on new sentencing recommendations from the U.S. Sentencing Commission last year. It is the first wave of an estimated 46,290 offenders who will serve less time based on the new guidelines, emphasizing leniency on small-time offenders.
A man sentenced to six years in prison for threatening to post a sex tape of a county court clerk and two other men on Facebook had his conviction overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court this week.
After years of interviews and follow-up investigations, charges were brought against two men Friday, which appear to solve the 31-year-old mystery.
Hospital CT scans produced images which are then downloaded to 3-D printers that utilize a material that is almost an exact analogue to the actual bone structure.