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Latent fingerprints have been the most consistent identifier at crime scenes for a century, pre-dating DNA technology. But fingerprints are not set in stone—...
Changes accumulate in DNA expression over the course of a lifetime. The minute changes may have a forensic application, to determine the age of suspects from...
A 15-year-old Tennessee girl could be in danger, a week after she apparently disappeared with her 50-year-old teacher. An Amber Alert is still in effect for...
The FBI is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, FBI Director James Comey told Congress today. Comey also said...
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences achieved two major milestones this month: opening a massive $75 million facility which was a decade in the...
A project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is racing against time to preserve decaying films of Cold War atomic blasts—and they’re finding that...
A new set of filters improving the ability to comb through terabytes of data and hundreds of thousands of hours of video is now under development by computer...
Brain imaging can show whether someone is knowingly committing a crime, or recklessly flouting the law, according to an experimental new study. The results...
Executed murderers and those convicted of indecent exposure are not in the DNA databases in Washington state—but a new bill proposes to add them. The bill,...
A kind of memory contamination can emerge from combining questions and mugshots, according to a social experiment by researchers. By encountering pictures of...
A psychologist in the Jacksonville area has been arrested for the 1994 murder of a teenager—and federal authorities are looking for other potential victims....
An upgrade of the fingerprint technology at a Florida sheriff’s office has led to an arrest in a rape that went unsolved for 25 years. The new MorphoBIS system...
A joint in the pelvic area known as the pubic symphysis has been used as a good bone clock of sorts, since it is mostly immovable, and not subject to human...
A U.S. Secret Service officer who had been assigned to the White House pleaded guilty to two federal counts related to sexting a minor, authorities announced....
Middle school principal Adam Kennedy's body will be the first donated to the Florida Forensic Institute for Research, Security and Tactical Training'...
An accredited forensic document examiners’ association has filed a libel suit over a law journal article which it says defamed its members’ professionalism....
The Amazon Echo voice-responsive device in the home where a body was found floating in a hot tub may be a potential witness to the homicide. But Amazon has...
As the search for the killer of 13-year-old Abigail Williams and her friend Liberty German, 14, continues, authorities have publicly released one of their key...
The National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) is the first federal agency to weigh in on the direction of the “forensic overhaul” in the Trump era. The...
The San Diego Police Department is keeping its own database of local juveniles’ DNA, separate from repositories at the state and federal level. An ACLU lawsuit...
A National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reconstruction of the face of an unidentified teen, who committed suicide in the woods of western North...
The search for flight MH370, still missing for nearly three years, was called off last month by investigators from multiple countries. Now, the forensic...
Emails stored on servers beyond U.S. borders are still subject to searches domestically, according to a recent court decision. The federal magistrate sided...
Retiring Captain Roxane Gruenheid of the Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California recalls her role in bringing "chameleon" killer Lawrence Vanner...
The new administration of President Donald Trump should focus the pledge to “restore safety in America” on key, proven policies to focus law enforcement’s...
President Donald Trump told law enforcement officials during meetings this week that he would support them with resources from the federal government, crack...
A $90 million crime lab was built in 2012 with the promise of improving forensic services throughout Alaska. However, a newly released audit finds that no...
A little girl named Lisa had been abandoned in 1986 at an RV park by a drifter. The man who abandoned her was later arrested for killing and dismembering a...
Two men who served decades behind bars for a brutal 1989 gang rape have both been released and exonerated, based on complex DNA mixture interpretation. The...
A Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged in the brutal death of a young female jogger on a Queens beach last summer. Chanel R. Lewis, 20, was charged with...
Two months after her abandoned car was found on a bridge on the Jersey Shore, 19-year-old Sarah Stern has still not been found. But now two of her associates...
A year ago, it would take an average of 110 days to process a cellphone or other digital evidence at the Houston Forensic Science Center. Now that average has...
A 23-year-old Florida man whose radicalization and allegiance to the Islamic State was discovered through Facebook was convicted by a federal jury of plotting...
Alcohol abuse and firearm violence have been linked in a long list of academic and population studies. But a new study links DUI offenses with later violent...
South Dakota recently finished testing all the rape kits in a backlog of unexamined evidence accumulated over years, but this success is only part of the...
The Bear Brook Murders, one of the most infamous cold cases in American history, was broken open today by investigators. But in a strange twist, they have the...
The Netherlands is about to break ground for the first time in Europe. A parcel of land that is 500 square meters will be the site of shallow burials of bodies...
“American carnage” plagues our cities – and will be stopped, President Donald Trump announced during his inauguration speech last Friday. This week, he took to...
South Dakota announced earlier this month they have eliminated their rape kit backlog of 504 untested kits from years past. About half – 254 kits – yielded...