The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation regarding potential issues involving Director Ray’s handling of certain evidence. She was placed on paid administrative leave status pending the results of that investigation.
Offenders sentenced to forensic psychiatric care do not consider their mental illness to be the main reason for their crime. Instead, they point to abuse, poverty or anger toward a particular person.
As in other domains of science, properly defending a system involves hypothesis, experimentation, and analysis -- or at least it should. In reality, cybersecurity research can happen in an ad hoc fashion, often in crisis mode in the wake of an attack.
Now, researchers say they have uncovered a vulnerability in such a product from security firm FireEye that can give attackers full network access.
A team of chemists from ITMO University has developed a novel type of firefighting foam based on inorganic silica nanoparticles.
Bulletproof vests and other super-strong materials could soon become even tougher and more environmentally friendly at the same time with the help of extra firm, or "al dente," fibers.
The Texas commission is seeking to develop guidelines on whether bite-mark comparisons should have any role in the courtroom.
Intelligence officials in Europe and the United States have asserted that encryption hampers their ability to detect plots and trace perpetrators. But many have questioned whether it would be practical or wise to allow governments widespread power to read encrypted messages. To help readers appreciate the arguments on both sides, we’ve pulled together some FAQs on a subject that is sure to be hotly debated in the years to come.
A photograph doesn't necessarily document the truth, it captures a brief moment in time. What happened in that moment, not to mention before and after it, is always subject to some debate. Nowhere is this more true than in crime scene photography and its role in criminal investigations.
While he was analyzing Stuxnet, a worm written by the US and Israel and considered to be the first cyber weapon, someone broke into his house. The intruder left behind a decision cube—a rubber die inscribed with conclusions like “yes,” “no,” “maybe”—on his living room table with the message “take a break” facing up.
The science of death and decay is the future for a growing discipline in forensic science.
From cyber 'attacks' to 'knowing your adversary' to 'cyber threats'--it can seem like organizations are under constant siege.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved a military gunshot wound dressing for civilian usage that’s capable of controlling severe, life-threatening bleeding.
Law enforcement has been complaining for years about the Web “going dark,” saying that encryption and privacy tools are frustrating their ability to track criminals online. But massive FBI operations over the last year that have busted ‘hidden sites’ used for the sale of drugs, hacking tools, and child pornography.
This not only causes delays in solving criminal cases, it also causes severe hardships for families who are often forced to wait months before they can obtain death certificates for loved ones.