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US Border Agency Staff Rejects Body Cameras

November 13, 2015 11:09 am | by Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | Comments

Customs and Border Protection staff concluded after an internal review that agents and officers shouldn't be required to wear body cameras, positioning the nation's largest law enforcement agency as a counterweight to a growing number of police forces that use the devices to promote public trust and accountability.


Alabama Child Missing Since 2002 Found as Young Man in Ohio

November 13, 2015 10:47 am | by Jay Reeves, Associated Press | Comments

Thirteen years after he was allegedly snatched from his Alabama home at age 5 by his father, the young man has been found living under an assumed name with his dad in Ohio, in a case authorities say broke open when his Social Security number raised red flags during college applications.


Warrant for Hitchhiker Leads Cops to Suspects in 2 Slayings

November 12, 2015 11:58 am | by Ron Todt, The Associated Press | Comments

A North Carolina man suspected in a Southern crime spree that included a double slaying is dead after a warrant for a hitchhiker he and his girlfriend picked up led police to the motel where they were holed up in suburban Philadelphia.


US Charges Three Men with Widespread Hacking

November 12, 2015 10:50 am | by Megan Geuss, Ars Technica | Comments

On Tuesday, federal prosecutors unsealed charges against three men, revealing details of a sprawling criminal enterprise that involved hacking some of the US' biggest financial institutions as well as the theft of personal information pertaining to 100 million customer. 


Man Shot to Death by Deputies in South Carolina

November 12, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Authorities in South Carolina say a man was shot to death in a confrontation with sheriff's deputies.


Inside the Montana State Crime Lab

November 11, 2015 11:13 am | Comments

The state crime lab analyzes just about everything that could come from a crime scene, including drug samples, DNA, marks from tools and firearms and bloody clothes from crime scenes. 


Illegal Guns a Deadly Epidemic on Baltimore City Streets

November 11, 2015 11:06 am | by Mary Bubala, WJZ | Comments

The same suspect reportedly shot and killed another man. When they got to the crime scene on North Rose Street, it was the same gun.


It's Time to Take 'The Bite' Out of Court Convictions

November 10, 2015 12:52 pm | by Lonnie Robinson, The Daily Reporter | Comments

The popular criminal forensic investigation television shows portray every forensic science investigation tool and technique as infallible and always accurate. But, in real life, this is not true. Some of the forensic science procedures used in criminal investigations are very controversial.


New Encryption Ransomware Targets Linux Systems

November 10, 2015 9:33 am | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

Many of the systems that have been affected by the malware were infected when attackers exploited a vulnerability in the Magento CMS. A critical vulnerability patch for Magneto, which is used to power a number of e-commerce sites, was published on October 31


Italy's Painstaking Bid to Identify Shipwrecked Migrants

November 10, 2015 9:20 am | by Agence France-Presse | Comments

Putting names to those who die while crossing the Mediterranean to Europe is a huge challenge for forensic scientists, with clues sometimes limited to no more than a scar or a solitary tatoo.


Cyber Security in a Cloud World

November 9, 2015 12:52 pm | by Rosella Fernandez, The Digital Guardian | Comments

Being able to understand and address the main security challenges cloud apps can introduce to your organization requires visibility into what data is stored in the cloud as well as the contextual factors of how that data is being accessed or used.


Officers With Body-Cams to Interview Crime-Scene Suspects

November 9, 2015 12:44 pm | Comments

Police officers could soon be using body cameras to interview suspects at crime scenes as part of new cost-cutting plans.


A Behind the Scenes Look at Crime Scene Investigations

November 9, 2015 12:20 pm | by Dorothy Chomicz, The News Miner | Comments

After a year as the News-Miner’s crime reporter I thought nothing much could shock or disturb me anymore, but class number six — crime scene investigations — made me realize I’d been wrong about that.


Crash Forensics to Determine Whether Bomb Downed Russian Jet

November 6, 2015 11:32 am | by Tim Hepher, Reuters | Comments

With world powers divided over the cause of a Russian jetliner crash, much rests on forensic teams as they scour a sandy trail of wreckage almost a week after 224 people died in Egypt's worst air disaster.


A Rape, a Non-Investigation, and a 18-Year Wait for Justice

November 6, 2015 10:42 am | by Cain Burdeau, The AP | Comments

Largely through her own persistence — dozens of phone calls pushing police and prosecutors over nearly 16 years — did police finally nab the suspect: a serial rapist on the brink of walking free from prison.



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