Forensic scientists from around the world flocked to Seattle in mid-February for a professional association meeting that was as intriguing as a Sherlock Holmes mystery and as riveting as an episode of CSI — the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).
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Andrew Johnson may have to go back to court if he wants the state to compensate him for the 23 years he wrongfully spent behind bars.
Vice President Joe Biden recently promoted President Barack Obama's request for $35 million to help test more rape kits, saying it will help fight crime.
Register now to attend the free Essentials of Forensic Science for Legal Professionals Program. This two-day program is an excellent opportunity to broaden knowledge of important forensic science topics while receiving continuing legal education.
Recently, a survey was conducted by a veteran Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner showing that 94 percent of reported adult sexual assaults in Salt Lake County were not prosecuted.
Anthony Graves survived 18 years in prison for murders he did not commit, a dozen of those years on death row, where he was twice scheduled for execution.
Sibyl Bucheli and Aaron Lynne envision a time when crime-scene investigators look to bacteria to bring them a step closer to solving their cases.
This report examines arrestee DNA laws, their implementation, and their effects on agency operations and public safety.
A former Massachusetts state crime-lab chemist who admitted to faking drug test results was the sole "bad actor" at the facility, but lax management allowed her to carry on for nine years, an official review concluded.
A national organization that assists convicted prisoners in efforts to prove their innocence based on DNA testing has entered post-conviction proceedings in a Tulsa County murder case in which a teenage mother was convicted of murdering her infant son almost 20 years ago.
A crime scene reconstruction expert testified that Anita “Jeanie” Kustok was most likely shot by someone standing over her, and that someone was wearing a T-shirt identified as the one her husband, Allan Kustok, was wearing when he arrived at a hospital with her body in 2010.
Word recently that a Northern California couple found $10 million in gold coins while walking their dog has set off a Gold Rush of theories over who left behind all that loot.
Mixtures of two or more people are the bane of forensic DNA laboratories. Hundreds of thousands of evidence items go unused because human analysts cannot interpret them. Cybergenetics TrueAllele Casework computer system can reliably preserve identification information in these cases.
Prosecutors had a lot of work dropped on their plate in the wake of the arrest of a former Florida state crime lab drug analyst accused of stealing prescription drugs submitted as criminal evidence.
Mary Sullivan was one of 11 women whom Albert DeSalvo — known as the Boston Strangler — would later confess to killing. However, he then recanted, leaving lingering doubts about the possibility that the real assailant had eluded capture. Evidence that finally linked DeSalvo to the Sullivan assault emerged in July 2013.