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Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling?

February 27, 2015 | by Lauren Kirchner, Pacific Standard Magazine | Comments

Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.

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A Third of Louisiana's 1,333 Untested Rape Kits at least 5 Years Old

March 6, 2015 1:52 pm | by Jonathon Bullington, Nola.com | Comments

More than 1,300 rape kits collected from sexual assault victims across the state have not been tested for DNA evidence, a state report shows, with roughly one-third of the kits having sat untested for at least five years.

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Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said recently, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.

Pentagon to Focus More on Hack-Proofing Weapons

March 6, 2015 1:50 pm | by Adrea Shalal, Reuters | Comments

Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said recently, saying that he would add cybersecurity to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.

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Proposed Increase in DUI Fines to Fund Montana Crime Lab

March 6, 2015 1:32 pm | by Whitney Bermes, Bozeman Daily Chronicle | Comments

A bill heard at the Capitol on Thursday would strengthen Montana’s DUI laws by fining those who refuse a breathalyzer, and using the money to fund local crime labs.

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Aaron Hernandez Defense Attacks Tire Track Analyst's Credibility, Training

March 6, 2015 1:10 pm | by Brian Steele, MassLive.com | Comments

An attorney for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez attacked the credibility and limited experience of a Massachusetts State Police trooper who analyzed tire tracks for the murder case.

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Prosecutors Criticize DC Crime Lab's Handling of Some DNA Evidence

March 6, 2015 12:56 pm | by Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post | Comments

D.C. prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s new state-of-the-art crime lab after they said they discovered errors in the way analysts determined whether a sample can be linked to a suspect or a victim.

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Technology Sheds New Light on Fingerprints

March 6, 2015 10:51 am | by Laura C. Morel, Tampa Bay Times | Comments

Forensic science manager Greg Mason calls it the Ferrari of crime scene processing. He's talking about the new full spectrum imaging systems designed to detect and capture images of fingerprints and other evidence without the need for powder or chemicals.

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Look Inside FBIs New Mobile Lab

March 5, 2015 1:49 pm | by Laura McCallister, KCTV | Comments

​A brand new crime fighting tool just rolled into town and it's being called a game changer. From the outside it might just appear like any normal van, but what's inside has local FBI agents pumped.

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Abu Dhabi forensic department profiles old bone powder samples

March 4, 2015 2:30 pm | by Staff Writer, Gulf News | Comments

One of the bone samples is approximately 400 years old, while the second dates back to the 1870s.

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Crime Lab Experts Testify in Trial for Man Charged With Killing 911 Caller

March 4, 2015 2:23 pm | by Eddie Gregg, Bilings Gazette | Comments

Richardson, a BPD detective for 27 years, discussed what he found inside the Reinert home and, under questioning from County Attorney Scott Twito, focused on using forensic technology to calculate the path of a bullet fired in the master bedroom.

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DNA Can Be Used in Court Without Consent

March 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by Lydia Ramsey, Popular Science | Comments

After he consistently refused to provide any samples to the police, officers snagged a few samples of Raynor's sweat from a chair he had been sitting in during an interrogation session.

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Painstaking analysis of forensic tests in Murder Retrial

March 4, 2015 1:16 pm | by Rebecca Quiliam, NZ Herald | Comments

Forensic scientist Laetitia Sijen from the Netherlands Forensic Institute has been questioned since yesterday in the High Court at Wellington, New Zealand over tests that found central nervous system tissue on a mark on the shirt.

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A Few Reactions to the DOJ's 'Scathing' Report on Ferguson Cops And Racial Bias

March 4, 2015 12:58 pm | by Rigoberto Hernandez, NPR | Comments

The Justice Department reportedly did not find enough evidence to charge white officer Darren Wilson with any civil rights violations for shooting Michael Brown last August. But they did find plenty of evidence of routine discrimination by Ferguson police against black residents.

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The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua,

Clinton Ran Homebrew Computer System for Official Emails

March 4, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jack Gillum and Ted Bridis, Associated Press | Comments

The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.

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Cal Harris jurors are expected to hear today from the prosecution's key expert witness on blood evidence. Dr. Henry Lee, a forensic scientist based in Connecticut, has testified about blood evidence found in Cal Harris' Spencer home during the Tioga Count

Cal Harris Jury to Hear From Forensic Expert on Blood

March 4, 2015 12:22 pm | Comments

Cal Harris jurors are expected to hear today from the prosecution's key expert witness on blood evidence. Dr. Henry Lee, a forensic scientist based in Connecticut, has testified about blood evidence found in Cal Harris' Spencer home during the Tioga County businessman's two previous trials in 2007 and 2009. Lee is scheduled to testify in Schoharie County Court.

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The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.

US Heroin Overdoses Shifting to Young, White, Midwestern

March 4, 2015 12:00 pm | by Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | Comments

The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.

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