Scholars debated the exact location of Acra for decades after the physical remnants of the fort were lost to the millennia. But now archaeologists believe they have found evidence of the stronghold and the epochal fight to drive out the “sinful nation, wicked men” who were holed up inside.
The latest filings, obtained by Forensic Magazine, include emails between crime lab staff that show scientists at the Michigan State Police Crime Lab found the hash oil was “Schedule I THC” from “origin unknown” - mostly because the analysts contend it showed no visible plant material.
DNA has undoubtedly been a breakthrough for modern criminal investigation. But, better and more-sensitive technology means more potential problems.
After remarks from FBI director James Comey about the possibility that the Ferguson effect might be partially to blame for this year's significant rise in murder rates, a new study offers some empirical evidence on the controversial theory.
The method uses a hand steamer to heat blood traces with water molecules, and then captures the image using thermal imaging, to detect even highly-diluted blood samples.
The mitochondrial DNA of two infants buried 11,500 years ago in Alaska is complicating the genetic puzzle of human settlement in the Americas.
Angry women are perceived as more emotional – and their anger only hurts their attempts to sway listeners, according to a new study published in the journal Law and Human Behavior.
The videos, apparently taken by students at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, have now prompted a call by the local sheriff’s office, the officer’s employer, for an independent investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department.
A police forensic team looked for DNA samples, hairs, dust and other trace “evidence” which may belong to the many famous and infamous patients who essentially laid the foundation for modern psychoanalysis.
The analyst was placed on leave immediately, but charges have not been filed, Hummel told Forensic Magazine. Other counties could be impacted by the analyst's workload – and she also may have worked at other law-enforcement laboratories prior to her current role, the District Attorney said.
The medieval killer, the bubonic plauge, has been with humanity long before the Dark Ages set in. Ancient DNA was extracted from the bones of 101 adults, spanning from Siberia to Poland dating back to almost 6,000 years ago,
Just in time for Halloween, Benjamin Wright, a lawyer and senior instructor with the SANS Institute, has pulled together some of the creepiest cases he has collected over the past decade.
A complete and accurate record of the scene is essential for investigating the crime and for presenting the case when it goes to court. This documentation provides a record of the evidence found at the scene and the observations of the scene itself at the time it was discovered.
Until the 19th century it was relatively easy to get away with murder. Arsenic was the perfect weapon because it’s practically tasteless and odorless, symptoms are often mistaken for natural diseases, and best of all there were no tests to detect it.
Interpreting the laboratory findings, deciding whether to pursue additional testing, and coming to a reasonable conclusion in these cases can be difficult.