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.
Even as his face towered 10 feet above the crowd at the Bitcoin Investor’s Conference in Las Vegas, Craig Steven Wright was, to most of the audience of crypto and finance geeks, a nobody.
The Department of Justice on Monday announced a plan to address the problem, saying it will begin requiring its prosecutors to only use evidence that is processed by accredited labs.
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner has partial DNA from an unmatched left leg collected from the ruins, reviving the possibility of a 169th unidentified victim from the 1995 terror attack, as well as defense lawyers’ long-held belief that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols had an additional accomplice.
The Justice Department will, within the next five years, require department-run forensic labs to obtain and maintain accreditation and require all department prosecutors to use accredited labs to process forensic evidence when practicable.
The research raises the issue that the developers of both operating systems and antivirus software must work more closely together to reduce the burden of malware on computer systems the world over.
A dashcam video of another 2014 fatal shooting of a black man by a Chicago police officer has become public, with Cook County's top prosecutor explaining in unusual detail her reasons for not charging the officer. Here are the key parts of the case.
A Gary detective who was about to retire asked the Lake County Sheriff's Department to dig out their old files on the homicide of an 8-year-old boy he was never able to forget.
The UK's top digital investigators weighs in on the state of digital forensics and the need for accreditation for a majority of disciplines by 2017.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Unit (FSU) has recently made significant progress in the June 1998 case of a homicide of an unidentified woman, whose body was discovered in an overgrown area off of Irving Road.
Scientific breakthroughs in DNA analysis are making it easier to solve crimes. Yet the sometimes-complicated tests performed at the Monroe County Crime Lab come with a hefty price tag that will sky-rocket to almost double next year.
The Muslim husband and wife behind the mass shooting in San Bernardino began erasing their digital footprint a day in advance of the deadly attack, deleting email accounts, disposing of hard drives and smashing their cellphones, according to law enforcement investigators who are treating the probe as a counterterrorism case.
In September, Florida police released a sketch of a dark-haired, dark-eyed Latino man with smooth skin, high cheekbones and a pointed chin. But the sketch wasn’t drawn by a police artist based on eyewitness accounts.
According to a government official quoted by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, China is responsible for a breach at the Bureau of Meteorology, which may have allowed attackers to gain access to sensitive national security data.
The man who found the bones said he was out hunting when his dog led him to the remains. He found a pair of jeans with bones in them and then a few hours later, he found a skull about 75 yards away.