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The Florida state senate unanimously passed a resolution yesterday issuing a formal apology to victims of abuse at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, which...
About 8,000 Nevada inmates are not in CODIS or other DNA databases, due to a loophole in Nevada law. These inmates were locked up before standard genetic...
Court fines, fees, surcharges and even the interest on unpaid penalties have been nickel-and-diming those arrested for crimes in the United States for decades...
A Tennessee sheriff admitted to soliciting sex from inmates in his jail in exchange for cigarettes, extra visitation and trips out from behind bars, according...
While most unidentified bodies are meticulously added the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), only a fraction of people who disappear are...
An Ohio man pleaded guilty to circulating a “kill list” of U.S. military members—calling for jihadi violence on American soil. Terrence J. McNeil, 24, will...
The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled in January that all cases on which disgraced forensic scientist Annie Dookhan worked had to be reconsidered by April 18,...
A mix of high-tech analysis of genetic markers and a keen observation of a detective who jotted a suspicious license plate on his hand led right to a suspected...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions disbanded the National Commission on Forensic Science earlier this week. But the “forensic overhaul” is still underway. The...
Smartphones are equipped with an ever-growing numbers of sensors, including light and motion detection. But some of the latest are so sensitive that outside...
In the largest heist in Connecticut history, five members of the "Cuban Mob" stole $60 million worth of pharmaceuticals from a warehouse. After a...
The National Commission on Forensic Science held its 13th and final meeting today, after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning that the...
A new study suggests that Chicago’s recent spike in violence is not due to a “Ferguson Effect”—but is instead a product of the ready availability of handguns....
Two teams of scientists at the University at Albany are developing novel new tests that are intended to assist investigators quicker. But they show a...
Over the course of two decades, New York City has locked up fewer people before trial, with pretrial admissions starting to tend toward more violent crimes....
A team at a national laboratory is working on identifying the proteins within shafts of hair, which may be a unique identifier similar to DNA itself. The...
Health professionals could provide more information to law enforcement, which would improve crime investigation and prevention, write two experts in The...
The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday to prevent a British company from acquiring a French competitor in the market for explosive...
The Centre for the Forensic Sciences at University College London wants to do more to explore the forefront of minute trace evidence—but they need new...
Chris Tapp was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge, brutally slain in her Idaho Falls apartment in 1996...
Familial searching is now an investigative option for criminal cases in New York, after a unanimous vote by a state forensic agency today. The approval follows...
Some countries allow searching of entire DNA information which allows police to look for genes coding what a person looks like, and where their ancestors came...
The terrorist who killed four outside the U.K. Parliament and injured dozens with a car and a knife was previously arrested for violent crimes, and went by...
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....