A St. Louis prosecutor and former police chief are at odds over the timing of a murder charge filed against a former officer.
Despite how it is often portrayed, in the media and in courts, the forensic science of DNA is far from infallible. Particularly concerning is that police and prosecutors now frequently talk of 'touch DNA' — genetic profiles of suspects and offenders that have been generated in a laboratory from just a handful of skin cells left behind in a fingerprint.
A paper published in the journal Criminology & Public Policy addresses one of the most important crime policy questions in America: Can prison populations be reduced without endangering the public?
About a quarter of American adults reported that they were notified about their personal information being part of a data breach in the previous year, but only 11 percent of those who have ever been notified say they stopped doing business with the hacked company after the event occurred, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
The United States sees evidence that hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, are snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief said Wednesday.
A Utah train maintenance worker who disappeared amid a manhunt for a father and son accused of a bizarre kidnapping was found dead along a route that the suspects likely took to get to their hideout in the Wyoming wilderness, authorities said Wednesday.
The subject of the segment was the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory, among the largest public forensic centers in Texas. By one estimate, the lab handled DNA evidence from at least 500 cases a year—mostly rapes and murders, but occasionally burglaries and armed robberies.
In-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site — part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
A woman murdered by her boyfriend had the foresight to audio record her own slaying in Pennsylvania, authorities said.
A man suspected in the shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop has been shot and killed in southern Illinois in an incident that also left an FBI agent wounded, Illinois State Police said.
Two New Hampshire police officers were shot Friday and a manhunt is underway for an armed suspect, police in Manchester officials said.
What we don't see, in the video feeds of one of Canada's largest fires, is how emergency responders are using a range of technologies to contain the situation.
Authorities are trying to determine why a man went on a stabbing rampage in Massachusetts, killing two people and assaulting and stabbing more in a house and a shopping mall before being shot dead by a fast-acting off-duty sheriff's deputy.
A judge has refused a request by the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) to require Lauri Love, a British citizen who is accused of hacking into US computers, to hand over his encryption keys as part of a civil claim.
The study said it's not possible to set a blood-test threshold for THC, the chemical in marijuana that makes people high, that can reliably determine impairment.