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Emoji are the language of our online era. They convey things mere words often cannot. We send emoji to improve upon, even expand, our words and bring emotion—affection, frustration, love, anger—to the conversation. Now, like the tweets, posts, and texts t

Emojis Used in Court

February 13, 2015 10:51 am | by Julia Greenberg, Wired | Comments

Emoji are the language of our online era. They convey things mere words often cannot. We send emoji to improve upon, even expand, our words and bring emotion—affection, frustration, love, anger—to the conversation. Now, like the tweets, posts, and texts that are a crucial part of the way we communicate today, emoji are, finally, getting their due in court.

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Stunning images reveal the devastating impact a bullet can have when it hits a target.

Images of Bullets Fired Into Plexiglass

February 13, 2015 10:04 am | by Jenny Awford, Daily Mail | Comments

Stunning images reveal the devastating impact a bullet can have when it hits a target.

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New film footage revealing for the first time details of the potential killer blow   that claimed the life of King Richard III shows the dramatic injury to the base of the skull as well as the inside of the top of the skull.

Film Footage Reveals 'Killer Blow' to King Richard III

February 13, 2015 9:42 am | by University of Leicester | Comments

New film footage revealing for the first time details of the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III shows the dramatic injury to the base of the skull as well as the inside of the top of the skull.

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Validation of Tool Mark Analysis of Cut Costal Cartilage

February 13, 2015 8:50 am | by Jennifer C. Love, Sharon M. Derrick, Jason M. Wiersema and Charles Peters, NIJ | Comments

Researchers have shown that the striation pattern impressed in costal cartilage during the creation of a cut mark is an adequate representation of the tool’s cutting edge and can be used to identify class and individual characteristics of the tool. Therefore, the current method of classifying a blade type is based on the presence/absence and regularity of striations.

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They're the emergency responders of the computer industry. CEO David DeWalt of Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm FireEye refers to his digital investigators as "cyber SEALs" — as in Navy SEALs, not the cuddly sea mammals. When big corporations like Sony P

FireEye is 'first in the door' on Big Cyber Attacks

February 12, 2015 12:52 pm | by Brandon Bailey, Associated Press | Comments

They're the emergency responders of the computer industry. CEO David DeWalt of Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm FireEye refers to his digital investigators as "cyber SEALs" — as in Navy SEALs, not the cuddly sea mammals. When big corporations like Sony Pictures, JPMorgan Chase, Target or Anthem suffered malicious hacks and data breaches that threatened their operations and reputations, they called in FireEye.

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The Union County Police Firearms ID Unit in New Jersey has been honored by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for its work in solving gun crimes. The Firearms ID Unit received the Award of Excellence in recognition of its 200

County Firearms ID Unit Awarded for 200th 'Hit'

February 12, 2015 12:36 pm | by NJ.com | Comments

The Union County Police Firearms ID Unit in New Jersey has been honored by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for its work in solving gun crimes. The Firearms ID Unit received the Award of Excellence in recognition of its 200th match or "hit" on IBIS, the national system for tracking firearms used in crimes.

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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a technique for mapping deformation in metals that can recover destroyed serial numbers on metal objects such as firearms, a common challenge in forensics.

Crystal Pattern Mapping Can Recover Obliterated Serial Numbers in Metals

February 12, 2015 12:21 pm | by NIST | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a technique for mapping deformation in metals that can recover destroyed serial numbers on metal objects such as firearms, a common challenge in forensics.

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Tech Helps Flag Fraudulent Tax Returns

February 12, 2015 11:28 am | by Mark Pomerleau, GCN | Comments

After working with third-party security expert Palantir on a preliminary examination of recent fraud, Intuit said it believes the fraud cases did not result from a security breach but rather from criminals using stolen identities. Hackers and criminals have been able to purchase information from previous returns in order to circumvent the tax preparation software.

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This study’s goal was to determine whether the succession of bacterial and microbial eukaryotic communities associated with corpses and their gravesoil are sufficiently predictable to be useful for forensic science and criminal justice.

Characterization of Bacterial and Microbial Eukaryotic Communities Associated with Corpse Decomposition Using Next Generation Sequencing

February 12, 2015 8:40 am | by Jessica L. Metcalf, David O. Carter and Rob Knight, NIJ | Comments

This study’s goal was to determine whether the succession of bacterial and microbial eukaryotic communities associated with corpses and their gravesoil are sufficiently predictable to be useful for forensic science and criminal justice.

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Illegal drugs including crack cocaine and black-tar heroin, plus opioid painkillers and Suboxone — prescribed to help heroin addicts kick the habit — are routinely available in central Ohio, a state report shows.

Heroin, Crack Easy to Find in Central Ohio

February 11, 2015 2:37 pm | by Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch | Comments

Illegal drugs including crack cocaine and black-tar heroin, plus opioid painkillers and Suboxone — prescribed to help heroin addicts kick the habit — are routinely available in central Ohio, a state report shows.

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Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cyber criminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high pric

Experts Warn 2015 Could be 'Year of the Healthcare Hack'

February 11, 2015 2:28 pm | by Caroline Humer and Jim Finkle, Reuters | Comments

Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cyber criminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high prices on the underground market.

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After months of work with world-class experts and online challenges, 60 cadets and midshipmen from the three service academies and the Coast Guard Academy recently faced off in contests of full-spectrum offensive and defensive cyber skills.

DARPA Hones Skills of Future Cyber Officers

February 11, 2015 2:05 pm | by Cheryl Pellerin, U.S. Department of Defense | Comments

After months of work with world-class experts and online challenges, 60 cadets and midshipmen from the three service academies and the Coast Guard Academy recently faced off in contests of full-spectrum offensive and defensive cyber skills.

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A local pioneer known for serving justice, his community and ice cream with equal zeal has passed away.

Local Florida Forensics Pioneer Dies at 80

February 11, 2015 1:48 pm | by Kevin Robinson, Pensacola News Journal | Comments

A local pioneer known for serving justice, his community and ice cream with equal zeal has passed away.

It’s generally commonly accepted that if a person is convicted of a serious crime such as murder or rape, their DNA will be collected and saved in a searchable database for future use.

More States Sending DNA Samples to CODIS for Misdemeanor Charges

February 11, 2015 1:35 pm | by Malysa Stratton Louk, Digital Journal | Comments

It’s generally commonly accepted that if a person is convicted of a serious crime such as murder or rape, their DNA will be collected and saved in a searchable database for future use.

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The computer-assisted identification method developed through this project has the ability to test multiple skeletal elements within an anatomic region to provide increased statistical support for the results of the comparison.

Novel Computer-Assisted Identification Method Using Radiograph Comparison

February 11, 2015 8:49 am | by Sharon Derrick, Jennifer Love, Jason Wiersema, John Hipp, N. Shastry Akella and Jim Zeigler, NIJ | Comments

The computer-assisted identification method developed through this project has the ability to test multiple skeletal elements within an anatomic region to provide increased statistical support for the results of the comparison.

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