Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kleibert signed an Emergency Rule recently adding eight more synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as Synthetic Marijuana, to the state's banned list.
DNA can already tell us the sex and ancestry of unknown individuals, but now an international team of researchers is beginning to connect genetics with facial features, degrees of femininity and racial admixture.
A centralized network of traffickers working with one supplier funneled synthetic drugs into the Des Moines, Iowa area, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, authorities contend in search warrants filed in Polk County District Court.
This study evaluated the efficacy of using LA-ICP-MS to analyze different types of tape and copper wire to identify and quantify trace elements not readily amenable to existing methods.
With the 20th anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain coming up next month, Seattle police knew they'd be getting plenty of questions about the Nirvana frontman.
TCEU (Travis County Emergency Unit), a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting law enforcement groups with underwater evidence recovery, is hosting their 5th Annual Underwater Crime Scene Investigator Training & Certification program.
Ahead of a summit of world leaders on nuclear security next week, Dutch experts are showing off techniques that could be used to prevent or respond to a terrorist attack with a "dirty bomb" — one that combines radioactive material with conventional explosives.
Centice Corporation has announced the expansion of their product line to include four new products. The new products include choices in both system design and drug libraries and are priced at the most affordable levels offered to law enforcement.
A synthetic drug, possibly designed to mimic cocaine or LSD, is suspected of contributing to the deaths of a teenage girl and a young man in Mankato, Minn., at separate homes, and authorities are worried there is “more of this potentially deadly substance out there.”
Infrared analysis is already a powerful analytic tool used in most forensic laboratories, and the authors believed that coupling infrared detection with a separation technique would provide a valuable instrument for forensic labs.
IntegenX Inc. has met the FBI guidelines to upload directly to the NDIS system known arrestee and convicted offender DNA profiles, as well as casework known samples, generated with the RapidHIT System using Life Technologies GlobalFiler Express kits from Thermo Fisher Scientific.
A dangerous Russian drug that has suddenly become popular in North Texas may have contributed to at least nine recent deaths in Tarrant County, including four in just the past three months.
The authors developed a facial mark detection method that provides both location and scale information for facial marks. The report shows the utility of facial marks in face image retrieval tasks using a large-scale face image database.
Neurotechnology has announced new releases across their entire line of biometric Software Development Kits (SDK). The latest product versions include significant algorithm improvements for functionality enhancement and higher recognition accuracy.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will standardize access to its Paint Data Query (PDQ) database using Bio-Rad's KnowItAll spectroscopy software for analysis of automobile paint samples acquired at crime scenes.