Murderers who kill intimate partners and family members have a significantly different psychological and forensic profile from murderers who kill people they don’t know, reports a new study that examined the demographics, psychiatric history and neuropsychology of these individuals.
The purpose of this research was to provide medicolegal death investigation experts (such as forensic pathologists, coroners, forensic anthropologists, and medical examiner investigators), as well as child protective services professionals, the data needed to more accurately interpret pediatric cranial trauma and determine whether it is consistent with abusive or accidental injury.
Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists something they’ve long wished for: A way to date fingerprints.
Cyber warfare has arrived: the Defense Department is under attack, and national security is at stake. Yet in a field defined by rapid growth, DOD arms itself at the same pace with which it buys major weapons, an acquisition cycle of seven to 10 years. The Pentagon has been reluctant to adopt different methods for software than it uses for other acquisitions. But unless it does so, it will lose its edge.
The cost of recovering from a security incident doubles when the attack affects virtual infrastructure, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab.
Since cybercrime laws lag behind technology, lawyers are constantly seeking creative ways to stretch old laws to fit new crimes, such as the latest - comparing the movie-sharing app Popcorn Time to a burglar’s tool in order to press criminal charges.
Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to new research.
A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information.
A 24-hour news cycle, viral videos and tweets about football players' run-ins with the law can make it seem like criminal activity is an epidemic in the National Football League.
When they arrived at Jared Fogle's home last month, law enforcement officials were armed with more than a search warrant: They rolled up with a mobile forensics laboratory that has revolutionized how Indiana investigates child-exploitation and pornography crimes and helped make the state a national model.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) is working with lawmakers to allow DNA samples to be taken upon the arrest of an alleged criminal. Currently, fingerprints and photos are taken of arrestees during booking. And only convicted felons are swabbed for DNA.
However, when a suspected marijuana-infused product becomes evidence in a crime, there is no valid way for state labs to test it, making it difficult prove that it's actually marijuana.
On the heels of the Ashley Madison data leak, unsuspecting folks who plan to go online to meet that someone special this week are at risk again.
A hungry burglar was caught after his DNA was found on the remains of Easter eggs he had eaten during a break-in, it has emerged today.
The identity of the hacker or hackers who crippled Rutgers University computer networks at least four times during the last school year is still a mystery. But Rutgers is spending big money to make sure cyber attackers don't knock the school offline again.