For the first time, forensic experts have validated new methods to obtain fingerprints from poached ivory.
It may sound extreme, but Brian Hill, a former police detective and digital forensics expert, showed “GMA” how easily it can happen using two apps, mSpy and FlexiSpy.
Long Island, NY-based crime lab, Applied DNA Sciences, engineered the product - a liquid adhesive called "DNAnet" that allows people to permanently mark or tag valuables with a unique plant-based DNA sequence specific to each owner. The mark is only visible under ultraviolet light.
A yearlong Associated Press investigation into sex abuse by cops, jail guards, deputies and other state law enforcement officials uncovered a broken system for policing bad officers, with significant flaws in how agencies deal with those suspected of sexual misconduct and glaring warning signs that go unreported or get overlooked.
For two seasons of reality TV, brothers Marty and Rick Lagina have grappled with “The Curse of Oak Island.” They’ve used the latest technology available to look underground, scouring for the legendary treasure. Next week, they’re back for a third season on the History Channel – and they have new state-of-the-art forensic tools at their disposal.
A somber Albuquerque police chief stood surrounded by dozens of law enforcement officials Thursday as he described a well-liked, highly decorated officer who was gunned down outside a pharmacy last week.
Dramatic surveillance footage and crime-scene photos obtained by CNN show the deadly progression of a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Tex., in May that left nine dead.
Despite how it is often portrayed, in the media and in courts, the forensic science of DNA is far from infallible. Particularly concerning is that police and prosecutors now frequently talk of 'touch DNA' — genetic profiles of suspects and offenders that have been generated in a laboratory from just a handful of skin cells left behind in a fingerprint.
The problem with a scandal on this order of magnitude isn’t just that it reflects a fundamental flaw in the justice system. The problem is that, as a purely practical matter, there is simply no easy way to correct it.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for the second time Wednesday reversed a state district judge’s order that would have allowed East Texas death row inmate Larry Swearingen to test DNA from evidence in his murder case.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is a controversial measure to encourage businesses and government agencies to share information related to malicious hackers and their methods.
According to a new market report the global Digital Forensics market was valued at USD 2.03 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach USD 4.97 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 12.5% through forecast period.
Under Benacquisto's bill, DNA evidence collected in sexual-assault investigations would have to be submitted to the state crime-lab system for testing within 21 days of being received by law-enforcement agencies.
The 62-year-old Cook was believed to be on foot after a Saturday shootout with a Kentucky state police trooper. Cook was last seen in the hilly, wooded countryside in Cumberland County, which borders Tennessee.
Rising homicide totals in many large American cities have raised alarms within the Obama administration.