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To say that Grigori Rasputin was a controversial figure in pre-revolutionary Russia is an understatement.
by Dolly Stolze
12.13.2017
3:41pm
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Anyone who has used photography to recover impressions knows the process is much more involved than simply taking a picture.
by Owen McDonnell
12.13.2017
3:29pm
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Experienced experts learn more from consult work than they learn when they limit themselves to government cases.
by Judy Melinek, M.D.
12.13.2017
3:25pm
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The complexity and number of shipping channels presents a significant security concern because of the expanding capability to disguise dangerous substances (including bombs) in normal postal packages.
by Andre Chambre, Founder and CEO, Air Science, LLC
12.13.2017
3:20pm
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Manually managing an extensive repository of evidentiary DNA samples and small biological samples can be time-consuming, contributing to a slowdown in overall laboratory efficiency. This issue is compounded in forensic laboratories.
by Johann van Niekerk, Senior Sales Engineer, Hamilton Storage GmbH
12.13.2017
3:09pm
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Dutch police have arrested a suspect in the 1992 rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman after asking over 100 men to volunteer their DNA for testing, authorities announced Monday.
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12.13.2017
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The far-right terrorist who shot 11 people in and around Stockholm in the early 1990s has been shipped to Germany to stand trial for the unsolved 1992 murder of an elderly Holocaust survivor. John Ausonius, dubbed “Laserman” for the laser-sighted rifle...
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12.13.2017
1:40pm
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Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they are investigating a woman's claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. Although the statute of limitations has long expired, law enforcement officials may be...
by Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
12.13.2017
1:33pm
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A University at Buffalo-led team of researchers has discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device. The advancement opens the possibility of using smartphones—instead of body parts—as a form of identification to...
by University of Buffalo
12.13.2017
1:22pm
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The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is reviewing nearly 8,000 municipal court cases from before 2014 to determine which should be thrown out, a process expected to take about six months, the attorney for the St. Louis suburb told a federal judge Tuesday.
by Jim Salter, Associated Press
12.13.2017
1:08pm
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It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren’t, but they have been getting deadlier.
by Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press
12.12.2017
12:36pm
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Police in Antioch, California made the shocking announcement Monday night that they have solved one of the city’s most notorious cold case homicides, the kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier, who disappeared while babysitting her...
by Nate Gartrell, Aaron Davis and Rowena Coetsee, East Bay Times
12.12.2017
12:27pm
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Jurors in a murder trial involving the 2015 death of a Tennessee high school football player who shielded friends from gunfire heard an interview Monday in which one defendant tells police he fired shots in the air without aiming at anyone that night.
by Steve Megargee, Associated Press
12.12.2017
12:03pm
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A would-be suicide bomber was held Tuesday on state terrorism charges while federal prosecutors prepared their own case in the rush hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system that failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, officials said.
by Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
12.12.2017
11:54am
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New York became the fourth state to require law enforcement to enter the most stubborn cases into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs. The law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Nov. 29, will ask law enforcement to enter all their...
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12.12.2017
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More than a year after the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey was tossed by a federal judge, a split appeals court has now upheld the pivotal confession the then-16-year-old made to two Wisconsin detectives—one of the details in the case that fueled the...
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12.11.2017
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Today, the FBI released information on more than 6 million criminal offenses that were submitted to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2016—and for the first time in last year, the annual NIBRS...
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12.11.2017
12:58pm
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Researchers fr­­om Stanford and Duke University examined recent studies on the causes of gun violence in the United States in an effort to find consensus in a body of research that often covers different states or different time periods, making...
by Stanford University
12.11.2017
12:55pm
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Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, in a letter to the Herald-Journal, said he has more victims who have not been discovered. Earlier this year, Kohlhepp, 46, was convicted of killing seven people and was handed seven life sentences plus 60 years in...
by Daniel J. Gross, Spartanburg Herald-Journal/GoUpstate.com
12.11.2017
12:24pm
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California man who spent 15 years in prison for shaking his baby to death was freed Saturday, one day after a judge set aside his conviction. Zavion Johnson, 34, walked out of the Sacramento County jail, where he was being held while his court case was...
by Don Thompson, Associated Press
12.11.2017
12:03pm
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A Boise lawmaker is continuing to work on improving sexual assault kit protocols. In the upcoming legislative session, Rep. Melissa Wintrow (D-Boise) plans to introduce a measure that puts in place a statewide standard for how rape kits are processed and...
by Natalie Shaver, KTVB
12.11.2017
11:38am
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In late November 2017, the Massachusetts Office of Chief Medical Examiner (MAOCME) issued their first official identification of a deceased person based on the accredited use of Rapid DNA in their lab. MAOCME only just recently became accredited for...
by Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
12.8.2017
12:24pm
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The New Jersey Supreme Court has upheld the “earwitness testimony” from the lone survivor in the horrific 2008 quadruple murder and arson in Irvington. The state’s highest court upheld last year’s appellate rejection of the defendant's arguments that the...
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12.8.2017
11:48am
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A semi-retired Russian three-star general oversaw the cross-border movements of a rocket launcher used to bring down a passenger jet in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, killing all aboard, an investigation by a team of reporting outlets has found.
by Kevin G. Hall, Miami Herald
12.8.2017
11:16am
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In the wake of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, the number of guns purchased in America spiked compared to baseline levels, and there were 60 additional accidental deaths related to firearms—20 among...
by American Association for the Advancement of Science
12.8.2017
11:01am
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An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen intending to go to confession.
by Associated Press
12.8.2017
10:51am
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Archer Mayor is a death investigator with the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and a recently retired detective of the Windham County Sheriff’s Department. He is also the author of the Joe Gunther book series, a series of police procedurals...
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12.8.2017
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A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.
by Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
12.7.2017
1:33pm
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Virtual reality offers unparalleled capabilities to support and facilitate forensic activities.
by Eduardo Neeter, Principal, FactualVR, Inc.
12.7.2017
1:29pm
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The jury made the right decision, considering the testimony and evidence given to them, argues one alternate juror for the high-profile Kate Steinle murder trial. Based on the forensic evidence presented at trial, and how it was argued by San Francisco...
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12.7.2017
1:12pm
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Hours after he sputtered his own accusations at his accuser from the witness stand, a 59-year-old New Orleans landlord was convicted of kidnapping and rape in a case that lay dormant for decades until it was revived by DNA evidence.
by Matt Sledge, The New Orleans Advocate
12.7.2017
12:55pm
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A bag of bones hidden in shrubs in the backyard of a vacant home in the city's Longmead-Puritas neighborhood belong to a young boy who has not been reported missing, officials said on Wednesday.
by Adam Ferrise, Cleveland.com
12.7.2017
12:34pm
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Comparative bullet lead analysis was first used in the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. What a panel of the National Research Council found 40 years after the event contradicted the FBI’s analysis of the evidence...
by Clifford Spiegelman, Texas A&M University via The Conversation
12.7.2017
12:19pm
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The mother who was twice convicted and sentenced to die for the abuse and murder of her toddler in 1990 is now on trial for a third time, after both earlier outcomes were overturned because of errors by prosecutors.
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12.6.2017
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A judge overseeing the federal sentencing of a white former police officer who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is allowing expert defense testimony about disputed audio and video recordings.
by Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
12.6.2017
11:00am
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The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggested Tuesday.
by Gregory Katz, Associated Press
12.6.2017
10:43am
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San Joaquin County's chief medical examiner, known nationally as the doctor depicted in the movie "Concussion" about brain injuries among football players, resigned Tuesday over what he said was interference by the sheriff that has become so invasive...
by Don Thompson, Associated Press
12.6.2017
10:39am
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Authorities charged a man Tuesday in connection with the slaying of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, more than seven years after Wright's bullet-riddled body was found decomposing in a Tennessee suburb.
by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press
12.6.2017
10:22am
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The interconnected world has broken down borders for economics—and crime, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a speech Monday, urging countries to share more crime-solving know-how and information. 
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12.5.2017
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An Oregon fugitive recently arrested at the University of Texas, Arlington, has a history of using aliases and supplied a fake identity to enroll in a graduate program there, authorities said. A 28-page report from University of Texas police detailed a...
by Associated Press
12.5.2017
11:50am
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