In a recent study of toolmarks produced by sequentially made screwdriver tips, the authors developed a computer algorithm that reliably separated matching toolmarks from those that do not match to increase the statistical relevance of toolmark analysis.
When first responders receive a call, they can never be sure of what they might encounter — and when synthetic marijuana is involved, their jobs can be that much harder.
A blue suede stiletto heel that prosecutors say a Houston woman used to fatally stab her boyfriend at least 25 times in the face and head was shown at her trial Tuesday.
The 14 female members of the Pasco Forensics Unit are dedicated to their profession and have some ideas why women are drawn to forensics.
The wheels of justice may move slowly, but the Henderson Police Department in Nevada wants to find out if a new forensic crime lab would speed the process.
This project developed regionally specific standards for collecting and interpreting taphonomic (postmortem) data from human skeletal remains in northern New England.
Methamphetamine is the drug of choice in Asia but new synthetic drugs have found their way in the region, with authorities always playing catch up with traffickers, international drug enforcers say.
Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death — and of its victims.
IntegenX Inc. has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system for the design, development, manufacture and distribution of automated DNA identification systems and is the first company in the rapid DNA market to achieve such a standard.
This research tested the use of digital photography to capture images of untreated latent fingerprints. Its goal was to create a portable, handheld imaging device with spectral filters that could take photos of untreated latent fingerprints that are of similar quality to photos of dusted latent fingerprints.
Wisconsin's Fox Valley Technical College’s latest venture is the creation of a cold-weather body farm. Body farms are in operation in Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, but the FVTC facility will be among the best suited to study the decomposition process in the extreme cold.
Manufacturers frequently put fake weed in foil pouches sealed in containers with nice labels. The packaging gives the impression the product is made in a clean factory that is regulated and inspected.
Pioneering technology designed by Sheffield Hallam University that provides an in-depth analysis of fingerprints is being tried and tested at crime scenes.
The New Hampshire crime lab is located inside state police headquarters in Concord and everything the team of civilian scientists touches with their latex-gloved hands could determine someone's guilt or innocence. If it's a hot story, a cold case, or a tepid drunken-driving arrest, science in the lab can clinch a conviction, or get someone off the hook.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced recently sweeping legislation to improve the use of forensic evidence in criminal cases.