Recent estimates indicate that as many as 15 of every 100 incarcerated offenders where DNA was an element in their trial may be wrongfully convicted because of misused DNA evidence matching techniques. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of expert blinding and consensus feedback to improve the validity of expert testimony, specifically in the context of forensic science.
Carl Mark Force, the head of a Baltimore-based team of law enforcement that investigated the...
A Virginia man serving 10 years for possessing child pornography says the images found on...
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday that the National Security Agency...
The Houston Forensic Science Center board of directors has eight members who are judges, cops and lawyers. But none has spent more time getting an education in the criminal justice system than the ninth and newest member, Anthony Graves. His degree came from what he describes as “D.R.U.” – “Death Row University.”
New York City has agreed to pay $6.25 million to a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in a killing that happened while he was more than 1,000 miles away vacationing at Disney World, the city comptroller said.
A Turkish man has been extradited to the United States to face charges he organized three cyber attacks that resulted in $55 million in losses to the global financial system, U.S. authorities announced on Wednesday.
Recent admissions by the FBI involving data errors in calculating DNA probabilities are challenging the infallibility of DNA evidence, a science with a longstanding reputation of as the forensic gold standard. Prosecutors and bureau officials say the mistakes will have a minimal effect on criminal cases, but the real impact of the revelations in courtrooms across the country remains to be seen.
Whalen is serving 60 years in the 1991 death of his father, William Whalen, whose badly beaten body was found at the former Twenty Grand Tap, a bar the elder Whalen owned in downtown Bloomington.
Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial were wrapping up their case Friday against James Holmes after eight weeks of testimony in which they sought to show that the former neuroscience student meticulously planned and carried out the 2012 massacre while knowing it was wrong.
South Carolina has had lethal injection since the death penalty was reinstituted in 1974. However, no inmates have been executed since 2011.
Massachusetts highest court has ruled that the twin brother of a man charged with murder does not have to share his DNA profile with Suffolk prosecutors, who contend the genetic information could help prove who stabbed a South Boston woman to death in her home in 2012.
One of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character has a father who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, a defense witness testified Wednesday.
Fredericks faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on the second-degree count of passion-provocation manslaughter in the case, which has polarized the rural New Jersey town where it happened. But there’s a whole other side to the story, stretching back decades.
Larry Ray Swearingen has avoided execution five times for the 1998 kidnapping, rape and murder of Melissa Trotter of Willis. Swearingen continues to profess his innocence. Meanwhile, his capital murder case continues to lie at the center of a debate over when post-conviction DNA testing should be allowed in Texas.
As a University of Florida running back, Chris Rainey was named a suspect in five crimes in Gainesville. He faced charges once.
A clump of fibers found in Carrie Olson's hair when her body was found in a wooded area of Minnesota is similar to carpeting found more than 300 miles away, in the home of Timothy McVay, according to testimony on Wednesday.
Medical examiners don't have to return to families all organs from autopsied bodies or even tell them parts are missing, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday.
A forensic analyst testified in Fairfax County Circuit Court that DNA found underneath a fingernail of the victim of a vicious 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax City came from one man.
Her fiancé, separated from his kayak, struggled in the frigid and choppy waters of the Hudson River, reaching for his paddle to save his life. But prosecutors here in Orange County, New York said on Tuesday that Angelika Graswald moved it away, and was slow to call for help.
New York state's chief financial regulator has issued final rules for companies dealing in bitcoin, adding more oversight to the virtual currency that has widened in popularity and moved into the commercial mainstream.
Ginnifer Hency spoke before a Michigan judiciary hearing in May explaining she has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the judge in her case, but still is not been able to retrieve her possession 10 months later.
Texas' highest court for criminal matters on Wednesday took up the issue of whether a state law that allows for new trials in cases where forensic science is flawed also covers mistakes by expert witnesses.
Who was the "devious defecator" leaving their "offending fecal matter" across an Atlanta-area warehouse that stored and delivered products for grocery stores?
The 4th District Appellate Court has reversed a second McLean County, Illinois drug conviction related to synthetic marijuana. The charges were premised on knowledge that the product marketed as Bulldog Potpourri and sold to a confidential police source contained synthetic marijuana, a banned substance in Illinois.
Police say a cutting-edge DNA test could identify which identical twin was the stranger who raped a student 16 years ago in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, but sticker shock is delaying justice.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation reviving and reshaping surveillance laws that expired temporarily Sunday night. The White House says Obama signed the bill late Tuesday evening, hours after the Senate gave its final approval.
The district attorney’s office requested funding for several efforts, including $383,315 to pay for a task force investigating misconduct in the San Francisco police and sheriff departments.
The Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to end the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities. But House leaders warned their Senate counterparts not to proceed with planned changes to a House version.
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