Synthetic cannabinoids — a chemically-created mimicry of marijuana — have proven to be laying in legal limbo. However, the synthetic substances have become an enforcement issue for police.
Cedar Crest College is one of only three colleges in Pennsylvania with an accredited forensics program, and one of only four in the state with an accredited master's program.
Forensic experts have found a mass grave in Bosnia believed to contain the remains of up to 147 Bosnian Muslims killed by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1992-95 war, an official has said.
A Chemistry team from the National University of Singapore has developed for the first time a fluorescent sensor that detects the presence of GHB.
The world's longest-serving death row inmate was freed Thursday by a Japanese court which found investigators had likely fabricated evidence in the murder case that put the former pro boxer behind bars for nearly half a century.
Baton Rouge police have arrested the owners of two smoke shops after authorities raided their shops during a crackdown on the sale of synthetic marijuana.
A new degree program at East Carolina University gives students an edge — and potentially higher salaries — in careers requiring skills in forensic science and crime scene investigation.
The recent visit to ESR (the Institute of Environmental Science and Research) by a Chinese police forensic and anti-narcotics delegation is further evidence of the increasing international cooperation to combat crime using a wide range of forensic science expertise.
PML researchers have devised an idea for determining the three-dimensional shape of features as small as 10 nanometers wide. The model-based method compares data from scanning electron microscope (SEM) images with stored entries in a library of three dimensional (3D) shapes to find a match and to determine the shape of the sample.
The authors have developed an iPhone-based mobile application for first responders and emergency evacuations in urban settings.
Most of the new designer drugs have psychedelic properties, although many have mixed features of psychedelics and other drug classes such as stimulants or amphetamines. They are dangerous for users who don't know what they're getting — or getting into.
Proposed Ohio legislation would require county coroners or their deputies to visit the death scene and conduct an autopsy in most suspected suicide cases.
Scientists say they have developed a more rapid and accurate method that could allow crime scene investigators to tell what kind of ammunition was shot from a gun based on the residue it left behind.
This project aimed to establish an optimal formula composition of a Magneto-Rheological (MR) casting fluid, determine the limitations and benefits of using an MR solution as a casting fluid, and develop a method of creating 3-D images of casting impressions for permanent storage.