Laura French
Associate Editor

Laura French is the Associate Editor of Forensic Magazine

Laura manages the Forensic website, as well as the daily e-newsletter and all social media. She writes a weekly column titled, "Virtual Case Notes," in which she speaks to cybersecurity experts about the latest hack and other happenings in the digital forensic world. In addition to cybersecurity, Laura writes about forensics in social media, forensic in trials, and breaking news. 

Laura graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she studied journalism and criminology. At Ramapo, she was the web editor and a regular writer/reporter for the Ramapo News, as well as president of the College’s Feminists United club and vice president of the student Diversity Action Committee. She also served as an editorial intern and writer at the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, and wrote for the Chamber’s Economic Development and Relocation Guide. During college, Laura volunteered to help produce the OsteoPETrosis Society newsletter, a publication of information and inspiration for patients of the rare bone disease and their loved ones.

As the physical world is becoming increasingly connected to the virtual world, the lines between cybersecurity and “real” security are becoming blurred. Recent...
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4.20.2017
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The Maryland governor signed a bill yesterday that will no longer require survivors of sexual assault to prove that they fought back against their assailant in...
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4.19.2017
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Banks occupy a unique position when it comes to intercepting crimes, such as drug and human trafficking. In the past few years, artificial intelligence has...
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4.13.2017
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Sixty-five case report errors by a Houston Police Department officer, including in 26 homicide cases and five officer-involved shootings, were reported to the...
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4.12.2017
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An anonymous group claims to have access to as many as 750 million Apple accounts, and are threatening to remotely wipe Apple devices unless they receive a $...
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4.6.2017
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The new report, using the largest known available data set on human trafficking in the United States, breaks modern slavery in the U.S. down into 25 different...
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4.3.2017
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A former middle school teacher has been sentenced to 11½ years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography and attempting to...
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3.30.2017
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The Innocence Network held its 2017 annual conference this weekend in San Diego, California, with over 40 sessions and workshops held between March 24-25 and a...
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3.28.2017
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In the debut of our new cybercrime column, we will be looking at the Michaud case—an interesting example of a part of the web many have never heard of, and how...
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3.27.2017
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Philadelphia’s top prosecutor is facing bribery, extortion and wire fraud charges stemming from alleged bribes he accepted from two business owners and fraud...
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3.22.2017
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A Texas bill heard by lawmakers this week would establish a program to crowdfund the testing of thousands of backlogged rape kits in the state. With a lack of...
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3.17.2017
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In cases of animal cruelty, such as abuse, neglect or animal fighting, the ASPCA cooperates with police and prosecutors by conducting forensic examinations of...
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3.15.2017
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A bipartisan group of senators have reintroduced a proposed bill to create a National Criminal Justice Commission to perform a comprehensive review of the U.S...
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3.10.2017
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How dangerous is a bug like Cloudbleed? What should users do to secure their data? The answers to these questions lie in understanding the nature of security...
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3.9.2017
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Facebook is in the process of implementing new suicide prevention tools, including streamlined reporting on its Facebook Live application, in the wake of two...
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3.2.2017
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"Code of a Killer," a British miniseries that premiered on streaming service Acorn TV for North American viewing on Feb. 27, chronicles the history...
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3.1.2017
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Two Georgians who made armed, racial threats at a black child’s birthday party have been sentenced to prison on felony charges including making terroristic...
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2.28.2017
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Officials have released a detailed physical description, based on DNA and witness statements, of a person of interest in the murder case of Vanessa Marcotte,...
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2.24.2017
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Federal drug trafficking offenders have a recidivism rate of 50 percent, according to a new report published by the United States Sentencing Commission. The...
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2.23.2017
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A white supremacist who said he planned to execute a Dylann Roof-inspired attack was arrested Wednesday night after illegally purchasing a firearm from an...
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2.17.2017
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Fingerprint analysis, which has been used in criminal investigations for over a century, may not be as infallible as believed by law enforcement, court...
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2.15.2017
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A 2-year-old girl who died of pneumonia in her home after receiving no medical treatment has become the latest of at least 10 child members of the Faith...
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2.10.2017
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An insurance fraud scheme, in which a man allegedly set his own house ablaze in order to collect compensation for about $400,000 worth of damage, may have been...
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2.8.2017
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Two suicides, a gang rape, a half hour of torture and a case of child abuse—all occurring within the span of a month—have led to questions and controversy...
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2.2.2017
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Weeks after evidence from Candace Hiltz's murder was discovered in an auctioned-off storage locker belonging to a detective, the 17-year-old's 2006...
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1.30.2017
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A burning barrel, a broken lock, bloody footprints and more were presented as evidence by the prosecution during the first two weeks of Douglas Garland’s...
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1.26.2017
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“Beware the Slenderman” examines the stabbing incident of a 12-year-old girl by two of her friends through police tapes, court proceedings, internet screen...
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1.25.2017
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A dog attack that resulted in the death of one child and serious injury to another has led to the arrest of the dogs’ owner, police said. The owner was...
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1.19.2017
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A girl who has been missing since the day she was born has been found alive, 18 years after being abducted from a hospital by someone posing as a health care...
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1.16.2017
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In a final push against sexual assault at schools before the end of the Obama administration, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual...
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1.13.2017
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