Evidence Collection

The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced a massive reevaluation of the forensic sciences two years ago. But after two reports this year, the undertaking has been discontinued, according to the AAAS and the foundation that...
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10:51am
9.27.2017
Not all DNA swabs are equal—but that may have more to do with the hand guiding them than the material at the tip, according to a new series of tests by scientists at University College London’s Centre for the Forensic Sciences.
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12:51pm
9.20.2017
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Criminal trials can be won or lost based on what happens outside the presence of the jury, when lawyers do battle over what evidence they can present. That has been the case at the trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and the donor accused of bribing him...
by David Porter, Associated Press
12:11pm
9.18.2017
The goal of molecular geneticist and forensic scientist David Foran's research is to develop a “soil individualization technique” that would allow a forensic expert to produce objective, statistical data to conclusively show, for example, that the...
by Jim Dawson
4:15pm
9.12.2017
Three elderly brothers have been arrested in Seattle for allegedly possessing images of child sex abuse and other materials detectives say indicate the men spent the majority of their lives sexually abusing children.
by CBS/AP
11:22am
8.28.2017
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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory geochemist Kevin Uno and his colleague, University of Washington research professor Samuel Wasser, use radiocarbon dating and DNA testing to determine when and where an elephant was killed; sampling ivory recently...
by Columbia University
11:13am
8.14.2017
This year's meeting of the International Association for Identification features the most advanced trace DNA analysis, drone mapping of crime scenes and the latest high-powered updates to the Automated Fingerprint Identification System, or AFIS.
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12:42pm
8.9.2017
A recent report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science examines some of the shortcomings of current forensic fire investigation practices, both on the scene and in the lab in cases which may include suspected arson, and offers...
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12:00pm
7.21.2017
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An explosive found in the Oklahoma apartment of a man accused of setting off a pipe bomb near a military recruiting office had “unusual” features usually seen outside the U.S., according to a preliminary FBI investigation.
by Associated Press
12:24pm
7.20.2017
Arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a $3 million fine and forfeit thousands of artifacts to the U.S. government, after packages containing the artifacts were discovered to be mislabeled, misidentifying the items and misrepresenting...
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12:52pm
7.7.2017
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The employment of a wet vacuum DNA collection method on the 40-year-old evidence at the crime scene where 16-year-old Sharon Schollmeyers was discovered strangled to death has now found, and convicted, the killer.
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1:41pm
6.29.2017
Two years after 2-year-old Bella Bond’s remains were found washed up on a Boston-area beach, her mother’s boyfriend has been sentenced to prison for life. Michael McCarthy, 37, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Monday. The resolution of...
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1:10pm
6.28.2017
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The preliminary conclusion in a woman's violent death was that she had been killed in a gruesome way: by use of a riding reel lawn mower. But the detailed investigation by a team of experts, published in the latest Journal of Forensic Sciences, came...
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12:09pm
6.21.2017
In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler and magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with...
by Debora Rey, Associated Press
9:16am
6.21.2017
Three sources close to the investigation into the 1990 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist, in which 13 masterpieces were stolen, revealed that essential evidence to the case had disappeared. The duct tape and handcuffs used by the...
by Kristin LaFratta, MassLive.com
1:03pm
6.16.2017
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Forensic experts have spoken of the extraordinarily complex investigation that lies ahead at Grenfell Tower and predicted that establishing the causes of the devastating fire will take months.
by Hannah Devlin, The Guardian
11:19am
6.15.2017
The Mumbai Police have requested the handwriting analysis of a message that was found written in blood at the crime scene where Deepali Ganore, wife of police inspector Dyaneshwar Ganore, was allegedly murdered by her son Siddhant, 19, on May 23.
by Mohamed Thaver, The Indian Express
10:24am
6.2.2017
The suicide bomber who killed 22 and injured 59 with an improvised explosive device at a pop concert in Manchester last night died in the blast. But the Greater Manchester Police Department has arrested a 23-year-old man as part of their...
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11:43am
5.23.2017
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A nonprofit legal aid group is trying to re-open the books on a decades-old Baton Rouge rape conviction by tracking evidence for DNA testing. However, several items, including the rape kit, have disappeared from the evidence record since the 1980s.
by Steve Hardy, The Advocate
11:29am
4.24.2017
Forensic brainwave analysis—or “brain fingerprinting”—could add a revolutionary new dimension to criminal investigations in New Zealand, a NZ Law Foundation-backed research project has found. Brain fingerprinting measures involuntary brainwave...
by University of Canterbury
10:22am
4.21.2017
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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 trace detection devices used at airports and other high-security locations.
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12:09pm
3.31.2017
Significant similarities were found between Stanley Tippett's penmanship and the printing in several letters asking another inmate to lie for him, according to a forensic document examiner's testimony. The results of her analysis were presented...
by Jessica Nyznik, The Peterborough Examiner
9:55am
3.30.2017
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