Advertisement
 
News
Subscribe to Forensic Magazine
View Sample

SUBSCRIBE TO FREE
Forensic Magazine
EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Satellite imaging specialist Raymond Harris and space lawyer Raymond Purdy have just launched Air & Space Evidence Ltd of London, the world's first space detective agency. The pair intend to use their combined experience of space-based photographic databa

Space Detectives Use Satellite Imagery in Court

October 13, 2014 1:59 pm | by Paul Marks, New Scientist | Comments

Satellite imaging specialist Raymond Harris and space lawyer Raymond Purdy have just launched Air & Space Evidence Ltd of London, the world's first space detective agency. The pair intend to use their combined experience of space-based photographic databases and Earth observation privacy law to ensure that people can wield authentic imagery that stands up in court.

TOPICS:
An investigation shows the state of Oklahoma relied on faulty blood analysis, the dubious testimony of a troubled 14-year-old neighbor and an unrecorded, incriminating statement to convict Michelle Murphy.

Mistakes, Questionable Evidence in Woman's Overturned Murder Case

October 13, 2014 1:36 pm | by Cary Aspinwall and Ziva Bransetter, Tulsa World | Comments

An investigation shows the state of Oklahoma relied on faulty blood analysis, the dubious testimony of a troubled 14-year-old neighbor and an unrecorded, incriminating statement to convict Michelle Murphy.             

TOPICS:
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has finished an analysis of DNA collected at the scene of the fatal bear encounter northwest of Dubois. The Game and Fish also completed an extensive investigation at the scene of the incident and surrounding vicinity

DNA Evidence Shows Fatality Involved Four Bears

October 13, 2014 1:10 pm | by County 10 | Comments

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has finished an analysis of DNA collected at the scene of the fatal bear encounter northwest of Dubois. The Game and Fish also completed an extensive investigation at the scene of the incident and surrounding vicinity and has worked closely with the Fremont County Coroner, Sheriff and Search and Rescue.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Millions of Voiceprints Quietly being Harvested

October 13, 2014 12:34 pm | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | Comments

Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice. Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords.

TOPICS:
A DNA expert testified that one particular blood drop found on 22-year-old Dajeon Franklin's shoe matches slain University of Michigan medical student Paul DeWolf when the murder trial continued.

Expert Testifies about DNA on Murder Defendant's Basketball Shoe

October 13, 2014 8:35 am | by John Counts, MLive | Comments

A DNA expert testified that one particular blood drop found on 22-year-old Dajeon Franklin's shoe matches slain University of Michigan medical student Paul DeWolf when the murder trial continued.               

TOPICS:
At a conceptual level, forensic logistics deals with hypothetical situations of criminal organization to solve the case, so to speak. This sets it apart from the application of chemistry in forensic science, say, where empirical evidence is of primary con

The 'Howdunit' of Forensic Logistics

October 10, 2014 2:55 pm | by John Lenarcic, RMIT University | Comments

At a conceptual level, forensic logistics deals with hypothetical situations of criminal organization to solve the case, so to speak. This sets it apart from the application of chemistry in forensic science, say, where empirical evidence is of primary concern. In the case of forensic logistics, if a crime is committed then the task is to work out all possible scenarios involving movement of goods or services related to the illicit activity.

TOPICS:
Forensic anthropologists and Pennsylvania state police gathered recently on a small rise of land inside the Old Cathedral Cemetery in West Philadelphia to dig for answers - clues, really.

Mystery from 1925 Still Haunts Philadelphia Graveyard

October 10, 2014 2:33 pm | by Mike Newall, The Inquirer | Comments

Forensic anthropologists and Pennsylvania state police gathered recently on a small rise of land inside the Old Cathedral Cemetery in West Philadelphia to dig for answers — clues, really.               

TOPICS:
After digging up the past of Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and Napoleon Bonaparte, a top forensic sleuth has unveiled a medical secret of Rene Descartes, a founder of modern philosophy.

Father of Philosophy Comes Under Forensic Scrutiny

October 10, 2014 1:57 pm | by Phys.org | Comments

After digging up the past of Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and Napoleon Bonaparte, a top forensic sleuth has unveiled a medical secret of Rene Descartes, a founder of modern philosophy.                 

TOPICS:
Advertisement
DNA is relatively new – barely into its 30s. But as a science, it has advanced rapidly. Last month, authorities touted how "touch" DNA technology helped to swiftly identify a suspected serial rapist, James W. Daniel III, based on a few skin cells left beh

Police Harness Advancing Genetic Science to Identify Touch DNA

October 10, 2014 8:20 am | by Chris Morris, The Plain Dealer | Comments

DNA is relatively new — barely into its 30s. But as a science, it has advanced rapidly. Last month, authorities touted how "touch" DNA technology helped to swiftly identify a suspected serial rapist, James W. Daniel III, based on a few skin cells left behind in the jeans pocket of a woman who reported an attack.

TOPICS:
The FBI exhumed the body of an unidentified man in Alabama in its search for a former diplomat accused of killing his family with a sledgehammer nearly 40 years ago. In court filings, the FBI said there is a strong resemblance between photos of the John D

FBI Exhumes Body in Ten Most Wanted Search

October 9, 2014 1:52 pm | by Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Comments

The FBI exhumed the body of an unidentified man in Alabama in its search for a former diplomat accused of killing his family with a sledgehammer nearly 40 years ago. In court filings, the FBI said there is a strong resemblance between photos of the John Doe in Alabama and former State Department diplomat William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr.

TOPICS:
Battelle has been awarded a federal grant in excess of $800,000 from the National Institute of Justice to conduct feasibility and validation tests on a suite of new investigative tools that use next-generation sequencing (NGS) to unlock new clues from DNA

Battelle Awarded NIJ Grant to Study New Forensic DNA Tools

October 9, 2014 1:37 pm | by Batelle | Comments

Battelle has been awarded a federal grant in excess of $800,000 from the National Institute of Justice to conduct feasibility and validation tests on a suite of new investigative tools that use next-generation sequencing (NGS) to unlock new clues from DNA evidence.

TOPICS:
When a woman's bullet-riddled body was found under the France Road overpass in Desire on the sweltering morning of July 29, New Orleans police initially had few clues with which to work.

Phone Evidence Illuminates Trail of Woman's Suspected Killer

October 9, 2014 1:28 pm | by Ken Daley, The Times-Picayune | Comments

When a woman's bullet-riddled body was found under the France Road overpass in Desire on the sweltering morning of July 29, New Orleans police initially had few clues with which to work.                  

TOPICS:
Toad licking has long been recognized as a stupid, risky way to try to get high. But do you know the biochemistry that determines how stupid and risky it actually, and how high you could get.

Toad Licking Produces a High (And Then Kills)

October 9, 2014 1:09 pm | by Esther Inglis-Arkell, io9 | Comments

Toad licking has long been recognized as a stupid, risky way to try to get high. But do you know the biochemistry that determines how stupid and risky it actually is, and how high you could get?                

TOPICS:

IRR Soldier Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

October 9, 2014 8:07 am | by Kevin Lilley, Army Times | Comments

An Individual Ready Reserve sergeant has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in a place where such an honor would seem impossible.                             

TOPICS:
A $4.4 million effort to test rape kits dating back to 1987 by the city of   Houston has produced more than 1,000 DNA databank matches and charges against   19 people.

Clearing Rape Kit Backlog Yields Nineteen Suspects

October 8, 2014 11:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A $4.4 million effort to test rape kits dating back to 1987 by the city of Houston has produced more than 1,000 DNA databank matches and charges against 19 people.                         

TOPICS:

Pages

Advertisement
X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading