A forensic pathologist quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about the shooting death of Michael Brown said some of her statements concerning the autopsy were taken out of context.
Centice Corporation has announced that a major federal agency is now using the Centice MFL-3000 drug analysis system to aid in prescription pill abuse operations.
An ocean's oxygen levels may play a role in the impact of marine predators on bodies when they are immersed in the sea, according to a new study.
Police said a heroin sample tied to a suspected overdose tested positive for Fentanyl, a narcotic drug that is more powerful and more life-threatening than heroin itself.
Researchers are developing inexpensive, portable toxicology laboratories so small you could fit them in your wallet. The development of these microfluidic chips could be used for toxicology and drug discovery testing.
The U.S. Department of Justice along with the Department of Defense has awarded Catherine Grgicak, assistant professor in biomedical forensic sciences at Boston University School of Medicine, approximately $2.5 million to more accurately analyze DNA evidence at a crime scene.
A Silicon Valley startup says that police agencies were field testing its new product: a wireless sensor that transforms officers' weapons into smart guns with real-time telemetry.
3D printing is now proving extremely useful in the field of forensic facial reconstruction, a method of identifying skeletal remains.
Forensic statistics is a relatively new field that is working to establish investigative techniques and quantitative methods that ensure accuracy in suspect identification. About 25 statisticians worldwide work in forensics science. About 25 statisticians worldwide work in forensics science.
According to the National Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts, a disturbing trend has been exposed involving innocent people failing polygraph examinations and then being interrogated until they confess.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences broke ground recently on the construction of its new forensic facility. The 200,000 square foot, nine-story tower is slated to be complete in early 2017 and will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology as well as integrated clinical, laboratory, administrative, public and teaching/training areas.
According to Russian authorities, in recent weeks the spice epidemic has taken 25 lives and led to 700 people seeking medical attention. Hardly a day goes by without a fresh horror story of adolescents dying from the drug.
At 11:25 p.m. on Oct. 12, Maggie Rosales, a student at Walt Whitman High School, was found dead on Lynch Street in this working-class enclave, fatally stabbed. Ten days later, the Rosales case still unsolved, protesters marched on Town Hall. They waved homemade placards, wept and invoked the memory of those killed, shot and stabbed in recent years.
Using trace evidence, such as stains, fibers, and particles, to solve crimes goes beyond finding the evidence at the crime scene. How the evidence is transferred onto another material, what evidence appears to be missing, and how conclusions are made based on the evidence are all questions that need to be answered during trace evidence analysis.
The Virginia Department of Forensic Science has four laboratories and a plethora of staff and equipment to analyze minute properties in evidence, from strands of DNA to the chemical makeup of methamphetamine. The challenge, though, is finding the time to examine the ever-growing mountain of evidence that comes in every year.