Oklahoma State University students are making a big difference in a national effort to identify criminals using a sample of automobile paint taken from a crime scene. OSU chemistry professor Barry K. Lavine was awarded a grant to continue his research of automobile paint samples to benefit forensic scientists
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has hired nearly twenty more workers and begun a pricey renovation of its Madison crime lab so that it will be able to handle tens of thousands of additional DNA samples when new collection requirements take effect next year.
In a press conference, Wichita Police credited evidence obtained by forensic nurses at Via Christi with linking a suspect to the brutal rape and attempted murder at a Wichita Park, Kansas.
A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack.
Geologists are close to confirming what many scientists have long thought to be true - that human hair is an archive of geospatial movement. Such data may be used not only to identify the location of a murder victim, since bodies are sometimes dumped after a homicide, but also to track the geographic movement of a suspect.
The scientists at the District’s Consolidated Forensic Laboratory do cutting-edge work every day. But six people with ties to that state-of-the-art facility have been asked to literally help shape the future of forensic science in the United States.
Students in Founders' Hall Middle School's Academy in Math and Science program, known as AIMS, take part in weekly enrichment that includes an extra period of science. The work is extracurricular and challenges students to reach beyond their standard curriculum, watching science unfold in real-life applications. The focus this year has been on forensic science.
An express postal package from China, that was bound for a house in Destrehan, Louisiana, was intercepted by authorities and found to contain an estimated $90,000 worth of the illegal designer drug "Molly," St. Charles Parish authorities reported Tuesday.
A man convicted of murder in the 1978 shooting death of a Southern California man should be freed after 36 years behind bars, based on DNA analysis and investigative reports withheld from his trial attorney, a prosecutor said on Wednesday after a judge overturned the conviction.
Police tracking down a suspected killer came across a telling piece of evidence that led to an arrest: A cellphone, logged into a man's Facebook account, with a news photo of the crime scene as the background screen.
Frederic Chopin's deathbeb request was that his heart be removed and entombed in his native Poland. The organ has been exhumed several times, most recently in a secret operation to check whether the tissue remains well preserved. Chopin experts have wanted to carry out genetic testing to establish whether the sickly genius died at 39 of tuberculosis, as is generally believed, or of some other illness.
For the second time in Wisconsin history, the DNA of a relative has led to the arrest of a suspect wanted for sexual assault. 24-year-old Antoine Pettis, of Milwaukee, was charged on Tuesday after he was identified by familial DNA.
The topic of my Sloan project came about very organically. As soon as I decided to apply for the grant, I knew it was going to involve forensics. Then I asked myself, "What's the most common tool people associate with criminal investigation?" The answer was obvious: fingerprints.
Death is a touchy subject and rarely something anyone deals with on a frequent basis. That is unless you happen to be Doug Wyler, a forensic anthropologist who works with the Los Angeles Police Department. City College students got a sneak peak into a day-in-the-life of this personality.
On average, in Bexar County, Texas, alone, forty-six-hundred people are raped every year. That's thirteen new victims a day. But it's estimated eighty percent of those victims will never report the crime. To make matters worse, Elizondo says less than twenty percent of rapists are brought to justice.