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.
Strict aviation regulations, created after the events of 9/11, focused on securing the cockpit by requiring fortified cockpit doors that can withstand the blast from a hand grenade, and escape exits that can only be accessed from the inside, CNN reports. But, this latest tragedy has some asking: what's the use of an armored cockpit, if the pilot can be locked out of it?
Called Operation Shield, 433 people who had been taken into police custody, were examined to determine if a unique DNA liquid sprayed on objects, like cash tills and computer screens, could be found, forensically linking back the individual to the crime scene, according to a news report.
Crime Attorney Arkady Bukh thinks that because of the US-led sanctions on Russia, there may be more hackers showing up. These are seven of the Russian Hackers that have already infiltrated US computer systems and have been caught.
Digital information is stored on innumerable HDDs, SSDs, DVDs, USB sticks, SD cards, magnetic tapes, and so forth. Although the data is timeless, the storage devices are finite and of limited capacity. As the amount of data continues to grow, so will the demand for larger and more efficient data storage devices.
Duke University professor Sara Katsanis says there’s a “humanitarian crisis” happening on our borders, according to her recent editorial, where 137 children turn themselves in to immigration authorities every day. Every three days, she says, another body is found.
John Wakefield, 48, now faces life in prison without parole, after his DNA was found and identified on the victim’s shirt collar and on the murder weapon, according to a press release.