Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn't commit.
Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young...
This report examines federal charging decisions in U.S. District Courts. It addresses the...
The team at Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), a division of the Scottish government, has been busier in recent weeks due to the mass poisoning of red kites and buzzards. Birds of prey which police suspect may have been poisoned are routinely sent to SASA's labs for testing.
The event is sponsored by the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC).
He grew frightened when his schoolmate put the knife to his throat, while his 15-year-old girlfriend shot video with her cellphone. Incidents were recorded on his girlfriend’s cellphone, furnishing a chronicle of alleged assaults that authorities are using in the prosecution of the two Chopticon High School students.
Decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is right only about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes. The reexamination of eyewitness testimony comes at a time when technology and other forensic analysis are being given greater weight.
Forensic detectives have been relying on unique fingerprints to catch criminals for more than a century, but a new report by the UK Home Office’s first Forensic Science Regulator said human fingerprints may not be as unique as once thought.
Heartbreak awaits the families of about 220 people still missing from the submerged ferry Sewol, or at least those whose relatives' bodies are ultimately recovered. Families who once dreamed of miraculous rescues now simply hope their loved ones' remains are recovered soon, before the ocean does much more damage.
The two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a joint.
Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry is a technique for separating ions of different masses by measuring the time taken to traverse a fixed distance through a magnetic field. Sounds a bit arcane? The technique is used daily by forensic investigative teams to research criminal profiling and provide reliable evidence for the prosecution.
NIJ is seeking applications from States and units of local government for funding under the Solving Cold Cases With DNA program to identify, review, and investigate Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Part 1 Violent Crime “cold cases” that have the potential to be solved using DNA analysis, and to locate and analyze the biological evidence associated with these cases.
Clinics like the Innocence Project can be found at public law schools across Texas. The clinics, which offer legal help to people who may have been falsely convicted, range from small student-organized groups to the Innocence Project of Texas.
A large police presence greeted runners and spectators filtering in Monday morning for the Boston Marathon, a year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
The new Indian River County Sheriff's Office forensic sciences complex in Florida may look like just a big building on the outside, but on the inside it's the newest weapon in local law enforcement's arsenal to catch and prosecute criminals.
In 1990, a sketch was made of what Jane Doe looked like from photos taken during her autopsy. Since that time, technology has advanced to create a digitally enhanced version of the autopsy photos that gives a clearer picture of how Jane Doe looked at the time of her death.
Ohio officials are hoping the new rule will help stymie illegal-drug makers who tweaked the compounds to produce synthetic drugs, which can have effects similar to, but longer-lasting than, amphetamines.
The man who represented the two in their lawsuit against the county, produced evidence that he said showed that a county detective planted hairs and hid other evidence that might have stopped a conviction. Lawyers for the county disputed the evidence’s scientific value.