The Justice Department reportedly did not find enough evidence to charge white officer Darren Wilson with any civil rights violations for shooting Michael Brown last August. But they did find plenty of evidence of routine discrimination by Ferguson police against black residents.
Cal Harris jurors are expected to hear today from the prosecution's key expert witness on blood...
In 2012, Dr. Jon Gould at American University published what is perhaps the most comprehensive...
Forensic scientists have been an integral part of the judicial process for more than a century....
A Michigan court decision recently rejected the appeal of Joseph Blackmer, the man charged with the 1981 rape of a 23-year-old married woman, four months pregnant. The case demonstrates how useful DNA technology can be in solving sexual assault cases, even years after the fact, as Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy readies her department to analyze DNA results from more than 8,000 cases now being tested in private and state labs.
Brain imaging can already pull bits of information from the minds of willing volunteers in laboratories. What happens when police or lawyers want to use it to pry a key fact from the mind of an unwilling person?
A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.
The U.S. State Department and FBI have announced a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev, the highest bounty U.S. authorities have ever offered in a cyber case.
A human sheds as much as 100 pounds of DNA-containing material in a lifetime and about 30,000 skin cells an hour. But who owns that DNA is the latest modern-day privacy issue before the US Supreme Court.
An academic is asking a New Mexico court to order a death certificate for Billy the Kid to settle questions about whether the infamous outlaw was actually killed in 1881.
A bloody comforter found on the bed of a Utah doctor's ex-wife shows she was attacked and her death was staged to look like a suicide, a blood spatter expert testified. Rod Englert unfurled the brightly colored green-and-blue comforter during the second day of the trial against Salt Lake City pediatrician John Brickman Wall, who is accused of killing the cancer researcher amid a bitter custody dispute.
A private lab in Texas will perform DNA tests on old biological material from a 1980s Minneapolis serial killer case, a Hennepin County judge has ruled.
The co-creator of sophisticated BlackShades malware pleaded guilty to a criminal charge after authorities said his product infected over a half-million computers in more than 100 countries.
A top New York state judge will allow the use of new computer-assisted DNA technology in the murder trial of a career criminal accused of strangling a 41-year-old mentally ill man during a robbery nearly five years ago.
Felony drug charges have been dropped against a Mankato, Minnesota man who spent months in jail before crime lab tests determined the suspected drugs were actually vitamins.
More than two years after his arrest, Russian national Vladimir Drinkman, 34, who's been charged with masterminding the biggest hack attack in U.S. history, has finally been extradicted to the United States.
After listening to colleagues for years and exploring it further, Jonathan Grier saw how pressing the need was for technology like his. Although the NIJ was the organization that bridged the gap between idea and practical application for his technology, it was another agency that saw its possibility.
While defense attorneys mount an insanity defense for the former Marine on trial in the shooting deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, prosecutors have described Eddie Ray Routh as a troubled drug user who knew right from wrong. Criminal law experts say the case hinges on whether the defense can prove Routh did not know that the killings constituted a crime.
Authorities found marijuana, a nearly empty bottle of whiskey and anti-psychotic medication while searching the home of the former Marine charged with killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, a Texas Ranger testified recently.
Emoji are the language of our online era. They convey things mere words often cannot. We send emoji to improve upon, even expand, our words and bring emotion—affection, frustration, love, anger—to the conversation. Now, like the tweets, posts, and texts that are a crucial part of the way we communicate today, emoji are, finally, getting their due in court.
It’s generally commonly accepted that if a person is convicted of a serious crime such as murder or rape, their DNA will be collected and saved in a searchable database for future use.
Michael Morton, who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, said recently that under current DNA testing requirements, he wouldn’t have had access to the evidence that led to his release.
The suspected mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road was convicted on narcotics and other charges on Wednesday for his role in orchestrating a scheme that enabled around $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using bitcoins.
The first expert witness for the defense in the trial of Lake Tahoe, California resident Tatiana Leibel for murder said he could not come to a conclusion about what happened on February 23, 2014, in the shooting death of Leibel’s husband, Harry.
Ross Ulbricht received a fair trial. The investigation, and the quality of Joshua Dratel, Ulbricht’s well compensated and well regarded lawyer, on the other hand…
In closing arguments, a prosecutor urged jurors to follow the "digital fingerprints" of the San Francisco man who created the underground website Silk Road and to convict him of operating a worldwide online drug network.
Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, a trial has begun for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.
The sole federal judge on a commission appointed by President Obama to improve forensic science in the criminal justice system has resigned in protest, criticizing the U.S. Department of Justice for muzzling its work to benefit prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said he quit because the Justice Department barred it from recommending expansion of the exchange of pretrial information to include more evidence from forensic experts.
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