Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn't commit.
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require...
Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young...
This report examines federal charging decisions in U.S. District Courts. It addresses the...
NIJ’s Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence at RTI International is hosting live webinars of presentations that were part of a Seminar Series from NIJ’s 2014 Grantees Meeting.
Researchers from Uppsala University on Wednesday opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160.
Marvin Clark disappeared in about June 1920 on his way to the doctor. A man of age 62 or 63, Clark had taken a stage coach from his home in Tigard, Oregon, to his doctor's office in Portland. He never made it.
NIST is accepting applications from members of the forensic science, criminal justice and academic research communities to serve on a new organization whose goal is to develop national standards and guidelines for forensic science practitioners and improve forensic science in the United States.
The team at Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), a division of the Scottish government, has been busier in recent weeks due to the mass poisoning of red kites and buzzards. Birds of prey which police suspect may have been poisoned are routinely sent to SASA's labs for testing.
The event is sponsored by the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC).
He grew frightened when his schoolmate put the knife to his throat, while his 15-year-old girlfriend shot video with her cellphone. Incidents were recorded on his girlfriend’s cellphone, furnishing a chronicle of alleged assaults that authorities are using in the prosecution of the two Chopticon High School students.
Decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is right only about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes. The reexamination of eyewitness testimony comes at a time when technology and other forensic analysis are being given greater weight.
Forensic detectives have been relying on unique fingerprints to catch criminals for more than a century, but a new report by the UK Home Office’s first Forensic Science Regulator said human fingerprints may not be as unique as once thought.
Lengthy crime lab delays have forced at least 21 people across Texas to serve time on drug possession charges when the substance they had wasn't illegal, according to a published report.
Heartbreak awaits the families of about 220 people still missing from the submerged ferry Sewol, or at least those whose relatives' bodies are ultimately recovered. Families who once dreamed of miraculous rescues now simply hope their loved ones' remains are recovered soon, before the ocean does much more damage.
The two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a joint.
Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry is a technique for separating ions of different masses by measuring the time taken to traverse a fixed distance through a magnetic field. Sounds a bit arcane? The technique is used daily by forensic investigative teams to research criminal profiling and provide reliable evidence for the prosecution.
NIJ is seeking applications from States and units of local government for funding under the Solving Cold Cases With DNA program to identify, review, and investigate Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Part 1 Violent Crime “cold cases” that have the potential to be solved using DNA analysis, and to locate and analyze the biological evidence associated with these cases.
Clinics like the Innocence Project can be found at public law schools across Texas. The clinics, which offer legal help to people who may have been falsely convicted, range from small student-organized groups to the Innocence Project of Texas.