NIJ Director John H. Laub discusses the creation of a culture of science within the National Institute of Justice, including the value of embracing transparency and a critical perspective.
Forensics experts can't always retrieve fingerprints from objects, but a new coating process developed by Penn State professors may change that. The process reveals hard-to-develop fingerprints on nonporous surfaces without altering the chemistry of the print.
History Flight's clandestine grave detection team runs Buster, the world's most scientifically tested cadaver dog, on a lost U.S. Marine cemetery #27 that they found with ground penetrating radar in 2008.
Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia are developing wool-Kevlar blends for ballistic materials, in a bid to create lighter, cheaper, and more effective bullet-resistant vests that work in both dry and wet conditions.
Geospatial technology allows law enforcement officials to identify crime hot spots in the communities they serve, so they can dedicate the necessary resources to these areas, thus maximizing efficiency.
How to dust for fingerprints with a Magna brush and Magnetic powder.
Chemists at the University of South Carolina have developed a camera that can capture blood stains that the human eye can’t see using multimode imaging in the thermal infrared.
The Maryland Forensic Medical Center, which officially opened last week, became the latest addition to the University of Maryland BioPark in Baltimore. The $44 million, state-of-forensic-science facility, under the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, is one of the nation's largest stand-alone medical examiner services.
The role of the CSI is very specific. It's important to be meticulous and know when to call on specialists.
A University of South Florida anthropologist is joined by a team of graduate students helping Saint Petersburg Police excavate a trio of long-buried bodies, which will hopefully finally give the families of these unnamed murder victims some sense of closure.
Forensic Investigator Jessica Kline shows how high-tech 3D camera technology freezes time and preserves a crime scene.
A groundbreaking technique called "fingerprint visualizing" could help solve thousands of unsolved murders.
Tips on identifying the location of a burial. Excerpt from Chapter: Identifying Burials, from Forensic Field Techniques for Human Remains.
Tips on preparing a forensic entomology kit. Excerpt from Chapter: Forensic Entomology, from Forensic Field Techniques for Human Remains.
Excerpt from Chapter: Forensic Botany, from Forensic Field Techniques for Human Remains.