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3-D Laser Scanner Brings Crime Scene to Life

February 1, 2016 12:33 pm | by Karen Rivedal, La Cross Tribune | Comments

A lidar scanner uses a combination of lasers and a camera to create detailed, three-dimensional models of entire physical environments.

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Racial Disparities Seen in Police Stun Gun Use

January 28, 2016 1:04 pm | by Dave Collins, Associated Press | Comments

Connecticut officers who drew their stun guns on the job last year were more likely to fire when the suspect was black or Hispanic, according to a first-of-its-kind set of statistics.

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Bad Blood at Johannesburg Forensic Laboratory

January 27, 2016 12:52 pm | by Lindile Sifile, Sowetan Live | Comments

Tons of blood and specimen (toxicology) samples, representing a 10-year backlog, are piling up to the roof in the lab because of space shortages, incompetence and severe lack of manpower. Others have gone missing.

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Nuclear Forensics to Solve Mysteries and Safeguard Materials

January 26, 2016 12:38 pm | by Dawn Levy, Phys.org | Comments

A group of nuclear detectives at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory takes on tough challenges, from detecting illicit uranium using isotopic "fingerprints" to investigating Presidential assassination conspiracies.

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After FBI Briefly Ran Child-Porn Site, Investigations Went Global

January 25, 2016 11:44 am | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | Comments

In 2015, the FBI seized a Tor-hidden child-porn website known as Playpen and allowed it to run for 13 days so that the FBI could deploy malware in order to identify and prosecute the website’s users

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The Cyberattack on Ukraine's Powergrid

January 22, 2016 10:25 am | by Nilufer Tuptk and Stephen Hailes, Phys.org | Comments

When more than 100,000 people in and around the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk were left without power for six hours, the Ukrainian energy ministry accused Russia of launching a cyberattack.

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DNA Helps Solve 20-Year-Old Rape Case

January 21, 2016 10:50 am | by Kiran Chawla, KSLA News | Comments

It was 1995 when Baton Rouge police said a woman was walking down the street when a car with two men inside repeatedly passed her, offering her a ride home. After saying "No" the first time, she finally accepted. But then, they passed up her house.

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Police Charging TV News Network $36,000 for Body-Cam Footage

January 20, 2016 1:00 pm | by David Kravets, Ars Technica | Comments

As body cams continue to flourish in police departments across the nation, an ongoing debate has ensued about how much, if any, of that footage should be made public under state open-access laws.

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Two Police Officers Killed Are First Slain in 2016

January 20, 2016 12:54 pm | by Mark Berman, Washington Post | Comments

Two police officers were fatally shot over the weekend in Utah and Ohio, becoming the first officers killed in the line of duty this year.

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Shooting of Philly Cop

January 19, 2016 11:29 am | by Errin Haines Whack, the Associated Press | Comments

A man who investigators say claimed he shot and wounded a Philadelphia police officer in the name of Islam was charged Saturday with attempted murder.

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Will 'Making a Murderer' Change How Jurors Think?

January 15, 2016 12:42 pm | by Kenny Herzog, Vulture | Comments

Post–Steven Avery, will attorney's suddenly be selecting from a more cynical jury pool?

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Forensic Lab Examines Student's Cell Phones

January 14, 2016 1:09 pm | by Mason Miller, Chaffee County Times | Comments

Forensic analysis of cellphones could take months in the investigation of three potential sexting cases at Buena Vista High School.

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Baltimore Crime Lab Tech Moves Through a Surreal City

January 13, 2016 11:38 am | by Maggie Ybarra, City Paper | Comments

People danced their hearts out to the Cupid Shuffle as Rodney Montgomery collected forensic evidence at a gruesome Mother's Day homicide scene.

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US Intelligence Director's Personal E-Mail, Phone Hacked

January 13, 2016 11:32 am | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

The same individual or group claiming to be behind a recent breach of the personal e-mail account of CIA Director John Brennan now claims to be behind the hijacking of the accounts of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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Vietnam Begins Huge Effort to Identify War Dead

January 12, 2016 11:02 am | by Alison Abbott, Nature | Comments

It is the largest ever systematic identification effort; only the identification of more than 20,000 victims of armed conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s comes close.

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