From .44 Magnums to Uzis, hundreds of handguns and rifles line the walls of a makeshift armory tucked inside northern Colorado’s newest crime lab. Those guns, collected from jurisdictions across the region, are a demonstration of collaboration, authorities say.
NIJ is seeking proposals for the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (the Coverdell program), which awards grants to States and units of local government to help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services.
What happens when a forensic artist gets their hands on the skull-shaped bottle of Crystal Skull vodka? Nigel Cockerton, who holds a Masters in Forensic and Medical Art from the University of Dundee, Scotland got his hands on one of these bottles and decided that the best use of it would be to employ his professional skills to unveil the human who might have been wrapped around the skull at some point.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte has paid a visit to the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) in the run up to the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), which is being held in The Hague on March 24 and 25.
After months of delays, Massachusetts school districts have started fingerprinting teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and other employees, and forwarding the information to the FBI for national background checks.
Best Practices in Training for Forensic Science Symposium is a follow-up program of the recommendations from the Training Task Force (TTF). The TTF was an initiative sponsored by National Institute of Justice and was created to develop and provide recommendations on what is needed to train new hires and to help identify the gap between education, training and continuing education in forensic science.
The Biometrics Institute, the independent and international impartial body for the biometrics sector hs announced the official strategic partnership with Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, for the delivery of the Biometrics 2014 Conference & Exhibition to be held on October 21-23, 2014 in London.
The Biometrics Research Group, Inc. estimates that law enforcement spending on forensic DNA databases throughout North America will total approximately $750 million in 2015. Increased spending in the DNA biometrics modality will occur due to increased interest surrounding the resolution of missing persons cases.
On October 17, 1958, an out-of-work aircraft engineer from Tulsa landed at Wichita Municipal Airport after a flight from Kansas City. Briefcase in hand, he stopped at a rental car desk and requested a quarter to telephone his wife. When the engineer returned from the phone booth, he laid a foot-long, brown-paper-wrapped package on the counter. It was 6 inches wide and 2 inches thick.
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees defendants the right to speedy trials. Any further delay risked violating the defendant's rights, District Judge Chris McIntyre reasons. Those who prosecute drug cases in Calhoun County, Ala., do not bring defendants to trial without a drug evidence, or toxicology, report.
Dead men tell tales. Their story is told by the style of shoes they wear. Their story is the keys in their pocket, a receipt in their wallet, their iPad email. Randy Anglin looks at these things. They bring details into a person's everyday life.
The Mona Lisa is ready for her close-up – on the molecular level. Italian investigators are just about to start DNA tests on bones that could belong to Lisa Gherardini, a Florentine noblewoman believed to be the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting.
Life Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement with IntegenX for Rights to Offer GlobalFiler Express ChemistryFebruary 18, 2014 11:28 am | by Life Technologies | Comments
Life Technologies has announced it has signed an agreement giving IntegenX Inc. the rights to distribute Life’s GlobalFiler Express chemistry on IntegenX’s RapidHIT™ platform.
Scientists are to sequence the entire genome of Richard III — the King found buried beneath an English car parking lot — in an attempt to discover once and for all what the long-missing monarch really looked like.
The synthetic drug problem in Arizona is a big deal, with new chemicals popping up all the time it's hard for lawmakers and law enforcement to keep up. Workers at the DPS Crime Lab can test most synthetics and know what they are. The problem figuring that out starts after the drug is in someone's system.