The Texas commission is seeking to develop guidelines on whether bite-mark comparisons should have any role in the courtroom.
Intelligence officials in Europe and the United States have asserted that encryption hampers their ability to detect plots and trace perpetrators. But many have questioned whether it would be practical or wise to allow governments widespread power to read encrypted messages. To help readers appreciate the arguments on both sides, we’ve pulled together some FAQs on a subject that is sure to be hotly debated in the years to come.
A photograph doesn't necessarily document the truth, it captures a brief moment in time. What happened in that moment, not to mention before and after it, is always subject to some debate. Nowhere is this more true than in crime scene photography and its role in criminal investigations.
While he was analyzing Stuxnet, a worm written by the US and Israel and considered to be the first cyber weapon, someone broke into his house. The intruder left behind a decision cube—a rubber die inscribed with conclusions like “yes,” “no,” “maybe”—on his living room table with the message “take a break” facing up.
The science of death and decay is the future for a growing discipline in forensic science.
From cyber 'attacks' to 'knowing your adversary' to 'cyber threats'--it can seem like organizations are under constant siege.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved a military gunshot wound dressing for civilian usage that’s capable of controlling severe, life-threatening bleeding.
Law enforcement has been complaining for years about the Web “going dark,” saying that encryption and privacy tools are frustrating their ability to track criminals online. But massive FBI operations over the last year that have busted ‘hidden sites’ used for the sale of drugs, hacking tools, and child pornography.
This not only causes delays in solving criminal cases, it also causes severe hardships for families who are often forced to wait months before they can obtain death certificates for loved ones.
Even as his face towered 10 feet above the crowd at the Bitcoin Investor’s Conference in Las Vegas, Craig Steven Wright was, to most of the audience of crypto and finance geeks, a nobody.
The Department of Justice on Monday announced a plan to address the problem, saying it will begin requiring its prosecutors to only use evidence that is processed by accredited labs.
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner has partial DNA from an unmatched left leg collected from the ruins, reviving the possibility of a 169th unidentified victim from the 1995 terror attack, as well as defense lawyers’ long-held belief that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols had an additional accomplice.
The Justice Department will, within the next five years, require department-run forensic labs to obtain and maintain accreditation and require all department prosecutors to use accredited labs to process forensic evidence when practicable.
The research raises the issue that the developers of both operating systems and antivirus software must work more closely together to reduce the burden of malware on computer systems the world over.
A dashcam video of another 2014 fatal shooting of a black man by a Chicago police officer has become public, with Cook County's top prosecutor explaining in unusual detail her reasons for not charging the officer. Here are the key parts of the case.