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Cops Bust Key Members of World's Busiest Cybercrime Gang

February 9, 2016 9:59 am | by Thomas Fox-Brewster, Forbes | Comments

In November, Russia’s FSB quietly led an operation to take down the world’s most active cybercriminal groups, the operators of the banking malware Dyre.


Why Some Forensic Evidence Isn't Accurate or Reliable

February 8, 2016 12:51 pm | by Peter O'Dowd, Here and Now | Comments

Peter Neufeld, co-founder and co-director of the Innocence Project, explains the problems with certain types of forensic evidence.


What's Behind the Massive Review of DNA Evidence in Texas

February 8, 2016 12:43 pm | by Alain Stephens, KUT | Comments

Texas leads the nation when it comes to exonerating wrongfully convicted people, and the state may be adding to those numbers through closer scrutiny of DNA evidence practices.


Steps Made Toward Justice

February 5, 2016 1:36 pm | by The Ironton Tribune | Comments

In Ohio, more than 9,000 rape kits went untested for DNA matches until Attorney General Mike DeWine launched an initiative in 2011 to bring sexual criminals to justice.


IRS Outage Due to Cyberattack

February 5, 2016 1:31 pm | by Mike Brown, International Business Times | Comments

A House lawmaker publicly suggested that the previous day's IRS systems failure could have been caused by a cyberattack.


Trooper Testifies Crime Scene Manipulated

February 4, 2016 12:22 pm | by James Halpin, Standard Speaker | Comments

​A state police forensics expert took the stand in Jessica Alinsky’s murder trial Wednesday morning and testified the level of manipulation he saw at the crime scene was “unlike anything I’ve seen before or since.”


Cybersecurity Experts Urge Automakers to Take Steps to Stop Hackers

February 4, 2016 12:18 pm | by John Irwin, Automotive News | Comments

As vehicles become increasingly more connected to smartphones, infrastructure and other vehicles, it will become vital for all parties to collaborate and become informed on the risks associated with connectivity.


Judge Pleads Guilty to Ordering Defendant Shocked with 50,000 Volts

February 3, 2016 12:15 pm | by David Kravets, Ars Technica | Comments

According to court documents: The deputy sheriff then activated the stun-cuff, which administered an electric shock to Victim I for approximately five seconds. 


2015 Exonerations Set Record

February 3, 2016 11:39 am | by Brandi Grissom, Dallas News | Comments

A record-setting 149 men and women were exonerated last year after spending an average of 141/2 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, according to a report to be released Wednesday.

No Downside to Submitting All Rape Kits for Testing

February 2, 2016 12:52 pm | by Appeal Democrat | Comments

After all the victims endure, investigators sometimes decide not to submit the kits for testing. It's not that the decision is capricious — officials, when asked, had logical reasons.


Corrupt Silk Road Agent Arrested—Again

February 2, 2016 11:44 am | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

Shaun Bridges, a Secret Service agent who pled guilty to stealing from the Silk Road website while he was supposed to be investigating it, has been arrested again.


1 in a Million? Wrongful Conviction Experts Study DNA Odds

February 1, 2016 12:54 pm | by SF Chronicle | Comments

A flawed way of calculating the odds that a defendant left DNA at a crime scene is the next target of prosecutors and criminal justice advocates working together in Texas to weed out wrongful convictions.


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.


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.


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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