Michael Smith, a supervisory chemist at Fort George G. Meade's Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory, was presented a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
In 2009, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy learned that the Detroit Crime Lab had over 11,000 rape kits, some decades old, sitting idly in a warehouse.
This project explored two approaches to preventing the microbial degradation of ignitable liquid residues in soil samples collected at fire scenes.
Two men traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner were Iranians who had bought tickets to Europe and were probably not terrorists, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
According to the Department of Justice, some 400,000 “rape kits” are languishing in evidence lockers across the country because local authorities can’t afford to process them. Now the evidence might finally make its way to prosecutors.
Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
A woman convicted of the 1976 murder of a University of Nevada-Reno college student may get a new chance at freedom thanks to a new test of DNA found at the crime scene.
It's been a while since the folks at the Connecticut state crime lab were free enough from mismanagement and staggering backlogs to start to focus on the science again.
Minneapolis police and Hennepin County investigators and prosecutors — armed with scientific advances that now allow the most minute traces of evidence to be tested — are pursuing cases with new vigor.
The goal of this research was to enhance the use of Raman spectroscopy and nondestructive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) analysis techniques to evaluate trace evidence and examine questioned documents.
Andrew Johnson may have to go back to court if he wants the state to compensate him for the 23 years he wrongfully spent behind bars.
Vice President Joe Biden recently promoted President Barack Obama's request for $35 million to help test more rape kits, saying it will help fight crime.
The California gun store that put the nation’s first smart gun on sale is facing a furious backlash from customers and gun rights advocates who fear the new technology will encroach on their Second Amendment rights if it becomes mandated.
The slaying last month of an Alexandria woman who was shot when she opened her front door appears to be linked to two other unsolved killings in the city, police say, leaving residents fearful and wondering if an unknown killer has been striking their community for years.
After using video cameras to track the movements of Allen Wade Jr. in the hours after police believe he killed two sisters in East Liberty, investigators are now working on a number of fronts to bolster their case on the microscopic level.