An international panel of forensic experts gave a two-hour presentation on the changing landscape of forensic science, Wednesday morning, including a talk by US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates on the aftermath of the flawed FBI hair analysis.
The causes of death of the men with arrow wounds in their backs, or pieces of obsidian blades in their skulls, were easy enough. But, the pregnant woman with her hands and feet bound still remains a mystery.
Themed “Transformation: Embracing Change,” the 68th annual meeting is a nod to the changing landscape of forensic science, and the ongoing pursuit of techniques and practices that ensure the highest degrees of accuracy in the field and in the lab.
Researchers have designed drones that autonomously fly through densely wooded areas that, one day, could cut response times, and help save lives.
Next-Generation Sequencing is potentially game changing for forensic labs and the criminal justice system. However, putting NGS into place requires labs to adopt new technologies, processes and methods.
One of the first events at this year's AAFS was a community outreach "CSI mini-camp" held at a local museum.
Three scientists at the New York State Police laboratory have filed a federal lawsuit, claiming they were targeted because they questioned long-running DNA testing practices that could have affected criminal cases.
Cyber thieves regularly steal, and then sell, credit card numbers online netting millions of dollars in the process.
In a world where computer-generated imagery increasingly rivals photography, it’s becoming more difficult for people, and potentially a jury, to distinguish between the two.
Reversing course, a key congressman said lawmakers will need to step into the debate over encryption vs. privacy.
Fifty years and a DNA breakthrough later, the murder of 18-year-old Mary Agnes Klinsky has been connected to perhaps the most infamous suspected serial killer in New Jersey history.
Necessary computer functions, like CT scans, remained down, and patients had to be moved to other area hospitals, as staff used fax machines to relay patient information.
The conviction is the first under a strict new version of the state’s criminal weapons statute that can carry life in prison for gun possession.
The unlocking of the single cell phone would involve new software that would create a “master key, capable of opening hundreds of millions of locks,” according to the Apple CEO.
With no DNA or other trace evidence to go on in a cold attempted rape case in Va., investigators turned to a new laser technology to crack the 14-year-old case.