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CSI and Forensics in the News
- IntegenX(R) Announces Advancements in Forensic DNA Technology to Help Solve Crimes Faster
IntegenX Inc., the market leader in Rapid Human DNA identification technology, announced today the publication of two studies in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics. The first study evaluated the suitability of the RapidHIT System for analysis of buccal samples, such as those typically collected in arrestee testing.
Power Engineering - September 9, 2014
- Blowfly maggots provide physical evidence for forensic cases
Estimation of the post mortem interval (PMI) is one of the most crucial matters in autopsies and entomological specimens have been widely used to determine PMI after 72 hours of death.
PHYS.ORG - September 2, 2014
- Drones give RCMP ‘new perspective’ of crime scenes
From crime scene assistance to traffic collision reconstruction, the RCMP has eight UAVs in its inventory and Cpl. Byron Charbonneau, who coordinates the province's UAV program, said the units have proven their worth.
Winnipeg Sun - By David Larkins - August 30, 2014
- Improved image analysis tools speed exploited children cases
Digital devices have provided law enforcement agencies investigating child abuse and exploitation with an embarrassment of riches. The devices can hold thousands of images that can be used as evidence and as clues to help identify and find missing children. But the sheer volume of data being reviewed can slow an investigation to a crawl.
GCN.com - By William Jackson - August 27, 2014
- Digital Forensics Certification Board Offers New Certification
The Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB), an independent certifications organization for digital evidence examiners, today announced the creation of the Digital Forensics Certified Associate (DFCA).
Market Wired - August 26, 2014
- FBI digitizes millions of records, drastically cutting fingerprint matching time
More than 30 million records and about 83 million fingerprint cards were converted to digital form in the bureau's Next Generation Identification, or NGI, system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity data.
FierceGovernmentIT - By Stephanie Kanowitz - August 25, 2014
- Forensics Research To Make Cadaver Dogs More Efficient
Specially-trained victim recovery dogs can perform phenomenal feats in sniffing out the whereabouts of bodies and body parts, even beneath mounds of rubble or deep below water.
Eurasia Review - , 2014
- Oxygen Forensic® Passware® Analyst Acquires Protected Mobile Devices Data
Oxygen Forensics announces the release of Oxygen Forensic® Passware® Analyst, a new mobile forensic tool integrating Oxygen’s award-winning acquisition and analytic tools with Passware’s password recovery and data extraction.
PRWeb - August 19, 2014
- Feds aim to fund forensic science center
A federal agency within the Commerce Department is looking to give $20 million to fund a new forensic science research center.
The Hill - By Julian Hattem - August 18, 2014
- Cyber forensics: taking tips from a detective’s playbook
For any detective, the first steps at a crime scene include a scan of the area -- what is out of place, initial observations about how the incident occurred -- quickly followed by securing the scene, establishing boundaries with tape and limiting entry and exit points. The same holds true in cybercrime forensics.
gsnmagazine.com - By: Jayne Friedland Holland - August 17, 2014
- 3M Cogent to present new latent searching and fingerprint marking AFIS features at IAI Conference
3M Cogent is set to present the newest features of its automated fingerprint and palmprint identification system client application at the International Association for Identification’s Annual Education Conference, set to take place August 10-16, 2014 in Minneapolis.
biometricupdate.com - By Adam Vrankulj - August 1, 2014
- UNT Forensic Chemist Develops System to Identify Counterfeit Documents for the U.S. Department of Justice
An associate professor of Chemistry at the University of North Texas developed a system that is able to identify fraudulent documents through the analysis of ink, paint, paper and other counterfeit materials.
Bio News Texas - July 31, 2014
- Bullet 'fingerprints' to help solve crimes
Criminals don't just need to worry about their own fingerprints...they should also be concerned about their bullets' unique 'fingerprints'.
PHYS.ORG - by David Stacey - July 30, 2014
- Solving Digital Crimes in the Cloud Faces Numerous Challenges
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has identified 65 forensic science challenges in the cloud, and is working to build a roadmap to overcoming them.
govtech.com - by Jessica Hughes - July 30, 2014
- The CSI spray British bobbies will soon use that collars culprits by 'lighting up' different bodily fluids left at the scene of a crime
When officers arrive at a crime scene, they will be able to quickly and easily find out whether the perpetrator has left behind saliva, sweat or other bodily fluids with the help of a fluorescent spray.
Mail Online - July 28, 2014
- New DNA crime fighting tool in the District
The District of Columbia is about to become the first city in the nation to use a revolutionary new crime fighting tool. It is a lab device that can analyze DNA in just over an hour and gives investigators the answers they need in just a fraction of the time it takes now.
myfoxdc.com - By Paul Wagner - July 25, 2014
- Dead body feeding larvae useful in forensic investigations
Non-biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death, referred to as the post mortem interval...
PHYS.ORG - July 23, 2014
- Taking a fingerprints now reveals a criminal's sex and even how much coffee they've drunk: Revolutionary nanopowder captures trace chemicals sitting on skin
A revolutionary powder claims to be able to discover what a person has eaten, what medication they’re on and even their sex, all from a single fingerprint.
Mail Online - By Victoria Woollaston - July 18, 2014
- UK, the world’s most surveilled state, begins using automated face recognition to catch criminals
Police in the UK have become one of the first major police forces to deploy automated facial recognition technology to catch criminals.
ExtremeTech.com - By Sebastian Anthony - July 17, 2014
- Hair elements distinguish ethnicity and gender
A new forensic tool, being developed by scientists in Canada, uses a combination of spectroscopy and statistical analysis to determine a person’s gender and ethnicity from a thread of head hair.
chemistryworld - By Rebecca Brodie - May 14, 2014
- NetClean forensic tool gives police way of analysing growing volume of image evidence
Image forensics firm NetClean Technologies has come up with a way to use its world-renowned child porn image-fingerprinting technology to help police document and investigate images and videos connected to a much wider range of crimes.
TechWorld - By John E Dunn - May 12, 2014
- How the police can trace photos back to your camera
Forensic experts have long been able to match a series of prints to the hand that left them, or a bullet to the gun that fired it. Now, the same thing is being done with the photos taken by digital cameras, and is ushering in a new era of digital crime fighting.
ITProPortal - by Paul Cooper - May 7, 2014
- Method Developed to Determine Fingerprint Comparison Difficulty
Fingerprint examination, though in use for more than 100 years, has until recently undergone surprisingly little scientific scrutiny.
biosciencetechnology.com - May 7, 2014
- Preserving Crime Scene Evidence when Treating Patients at an MCI
To prevent the loss of crime scene integrity, crime scene consultant Dick Warrington says the first-arriving responder, be it police or medical provider, can play an essential role in the investigation of any crime: “That officer can make or break your case, depending on the actions he takes—or fails to take—when he arrives at the scene.”
JEMS.com - by Thomas C. Grubbs - May 5, 2014
- Pioneering forensics research into body fluids in sexual assaults
Research student Kimberley Bexon's passion for DNA analysis means she is playing a key role in a project at the University of Huddersfield that should be a major aid in the investigation of sex offences.
PHYS.ORG - May 1, 2014
- New fingerprint method to catch thieves faster
Tracing snatchers and thieves can soon become much easier as researchers have now developed a more reliable fingerprinting method using sweat pores.
business-standard.com - May 1, 2014
- CyanLine Introduces Forensic Imager On a Thumb Drive
CyanLine is now offering MiniDAS, a compact forensic imaging software, which collects metadata that can change the outcome of criminal investigations.
PRWeb - April 22, 2014
- Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014: Data Acquisition from My Windows Phone
The addition of data acquisition from My Windows Phone Cloud expands the list of available data sources in Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014.
PRWeb - April 22, 2014
- Red-handed: can we make fingerprints better at catching criminals?
From determining sex to solving crimes underwater, inside the quest to redefine forensic fingerprinting.
The Verge - By Arielle Duhaime-Ross - April 9, 2014
- Software helps police manage lawful access to forensics info
Forensic lab managers can now enforce policies for extracting data based on user profiles or department policies.
gcn.com - April 7, 2014
- LifeWings Helps University Develop Mobile App to Improve Crime Scene Investigations
Like airline flights and operating rooms, crime scene investigations can be chaotic, high-pressure situations involving many people with different agendas who have one chance to do the job correctly.
PRWeb - April 2, 2014
- Chemists Develop “Fingerprint” for Identifying Crime Scene Ammunition, Targets Wider Range of Trace Evidence than Current Methodologies
The novel approach combining tape lifting and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic imaging complements their previous research in determining the kind of ammunition shot from a gun based on gunshot residue (GSR) left behind.
labmanager.com - By University at Albany - April 1, 2014
- Wis. college creates body farm for forensic research
A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists place animal carcasses and donated human cadavers in various settings...
USA Today - Duke Behnke - March 30, 2014
- Fingerprints give police new clues for solving crime
Back in their laboratory, the team uses an analytical technique called mass spectroscopy to find traces of substances, no matter how small, on or within the ridges of the print.
BBC News - By Rebecca Morelle - March 27, 2014
- E-Investigations Releases 5 Best Practices for Digital Evidence Collection and Preservation in a Forensic Investigation
E-Investigations, a leader in digital forensic investigations, provides the following 5 Best Practices for Digital Evidence Collection and Preservation to help ensure the integrity of digital evidence...
PRWeb - March 26, 2014
- Feature: scientists try to bring nuclear, forensic science together
The basis for a cross-border approach to fight nuclear terrorism lies in the field of nuclear forensics...
ShanghaiDaily.com - by Jesse Wieten - March 26, 2014
- Real-Time Data Acquisition with Oxygen Forensic Extractor
Oxygen Forensics releases Oxygen Forensic Extractor enabling data acquisition from several thousand mobile devices. The new toolkit enables OEM manufacturers to build real-time data acquisition systems for law enforcement and forensic customers.
PRWeb - March 25, 2014
- DNA could help draw offender's face
A first step towards genetic mugshots...has been taken by US researchers linking specific DNA markers with face shape.
The Austrailian - March 21, 2014
- How To Identify Where Someone's Been — Without A Fingerprint Or Human DNA
Wiping fingerprints and cleaning up stray hairs may not be enough to remove evidence that you've been at a crime scene.
Business Insider - March 20, 2014
- New MTSU-developed Smartphone App Gives Officers a Crime-Scene Checklist
“Checklist App for Scene Examination,” aims to serve as a "systematic guide for the new officer who first arrives at a scene,"
wmot.org - March 19, 2014
- Blood spatter analysis – how it works
The shape, size, pattern and location of blood stains can reveal a lot about a crime scene. Here's your handy guide to analysing blood spatter from a gunshot.
health24.com - March 10, 2014
- Busting crime innovatively
Forensic science students of Delhi University’s SGTB Khalsa College have developed some techniques that can prove to be useful in solving tough crime cases.
Hindustan Times - by Gauri Kohli - February 26, 2014
- Detecting fingerprints on non-porous material and in wet or humid conditions
A NEW technique being developed by West Australian chemists could provide crime investigators with a safer, simpler and more versatile method for extracting good quality fingermarks, even from non-porous surfaces and in wet or humid conditions.
PHYS.ORG - by Kerry Faulkner - February 25, 2014
- Voom Technologies’ Shadow 3 said to provide a quick way to investigate computers without compromising evidence
To access a suspect’s computer, traditional procedure involves removing the hard drive, creating a forensic image (a duplicate copy) and then analyzing that copy using sophisticated industry-specific software.
Government Security News - February 24, 2014
- DataWorks Plus’ RAPID-ID a success during its first night’s use in Brookhaven
The Brookhaven Police Department’s new DataWorks Plus’ RAPID- ID mobile fingerprint scanners identifies a fugitive wanted...
The Brookhaven Post - February 22, 2014
- Forensic Science Study Reveals a Better Rat Trap in M-Vac
Solving more sexual assault cases with improved DNA collection technology
PRWeb - February 21, 2014
- Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014 Breaks Into BlackBerry 10 Backups
The addition of BlackBerry 10 backups to the list of supported data sources enables forensic experts analyze information stored in last-generation BlackBerry devices.
PRWeb - February 20, 2014
- FoxFury Unveils Portable, Powerful 5W Blue Forensic Laser System
FoxFury Lighting Solutions unveiled the first truly portable 5W blue forensic laser system...
PRWeb - February 20, 2014
- 6 critical crime scene laser scanning mistakes to avoid
While the scanner has made a quantum leap in accuracy and comprehensiveness, the integrity of the scene and the scan data ultimately depends upon investigators carefully following well-established protocols and procedures as well as forging new guidelines as technology advances.
PoliceOne.com - February 18, 2014
- DNA Technology: 150 Years of Research and Development
The use of DNA identification methodologies has revolutionised crime scene investigation, but its use has often been the subject of controversy, and the use of forensic science in the courtroom has given rise to changes in the law and the interpretation of law.
Labmate Online - February 11, 2014
- Researchers describe tool that manipulates RAM, misleads cybercrime investigators
Jacob Williams and Alissa Torres described a concept tool that would allow cybercriminals to cover their tracks by altering the contents of a computer's memory.
TechRepublic.com - By Michael Kassner - January 27, 2014
- Biomarkers leave gender clues at crime scene
Scientists in the US have unveiled details of a colorimetric assay1 that could provide an initial indication of a suspect’s gender during the on-scene stages of a forensic investigation
chemistryworld - by Kirsty Muirhead - January 15, 2014
- New research project to genetically discriminate "identical" monozygotic twins
A multidisciplinary Eurofins team in the Eurofins flagship Genomics laboratory in Ebersberg, Germany, has successfully completed a research project to genetically discriminate "identical" monozygotic twins.
NewsMedical.net - December 10, 2013
- Study raises questions about longstanding forensic identification technique
Forensic experts have long used the shape of a person’s skull to make positive identifications of human remains. But those findings may now be called into question...
R&D Magazine - December 10, 2013
- UCD researchers develop low-cost crime scene evidence gatherer
Lero researchers at University College Dublin have developed a low cost device that can help police forces in developing countries or with limited budgets to capture digital and computer data at crime scenes.
phys.org - November 20, 2013
- Belkasoft Evidence Center 6.0 Carves Android and Windows Registry Items, Supports Visual Timeline and Drops Prices
Belkasoft announces a major update to its flagship forensic product, Belkasoft Evidence Center 2014.
PRWeb - November 20, 2013
- TruNarc analyzer device to speed drug cases in Etowah County
The backlog for the Department of Forensic Sciences' drug labs is causing major problems for everyone involved...
The Gadsen Times - By John Davidson - November 19, 2013
- DNA crime fighting gets faster and easier
DNA evidence used to be used for just high-profile crimes...
fox8live.com - by: Nicondra Norwood - November 18, 2013
- Nanotechnology on the crime scene
Scientists are working at nanotechnology applications that may steer the power of forensics, but the challenge is bringing them from lab to court
The Guardian - by Michele Catanzaro - November 17, 2013
- Virtual CSI: Microsoft Launches Cybercrime Center
The installation is meant to be a best-of-breed “center of excellence” for advancing the global fight against cybercrime...
infosecurity-magazine.com - November 14, 2013
- Top Computer Forensics Company Offers Exclusive Software at No Charge to Law Enforcement Agencies that Captures Forensic Images & Previously Unidentifiable Data
CyanLine is now offering MiniDAS, forensic imaging software that collects never-before-known metadata, exclusively to law enforcement agencies worldwide, at no cost.
PRWeb - November 14, 2013
- Oxygen Forensic Suite v5.4 Extracts Data From Passcode-Locked iOS Devices, Enables Acquisition of iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPad 3/4/Air and iPad mini with Retina Display
...enables acquisition of passcode-protected devices that were previously considered unbreakable...
itbusinessnet.com - November 13, 2013
- Garland’s panoramic camera gives investigations a new look
The camera, the first of its kind in Texas, gives investigators a fuller perspective on a crime scene — and the chance to take another look at it long after the cleanup crews have wiped away the area.
dallasnews.com - By TRISTAN HALLMAN - November 6, 2013
- Forensic Nurses Collecting Domestic Violence Evidence
Thursday marks the end of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but Cone Health MedCenter now is promoting the beginning of a new, potentially life-saving procedure--domestic violence evidence collection.
digtriad.com - by Meghann Mollerus - October 31, 2013
- New forensic technique for identifying cloth fibers
In the new method, he and his colleagues used a well-known technique called X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) – but with a twist.
Science Codex - October 29, 2013
- Traces of DNA exposed by twisted light
Structures that put a spin on light reveal tiny amounts of DNA with 50 times better sensitivity than the best current methods...
phys.org - October 28, 2013
- The blood detectives: Scientific breakthrough in reading stains may help solve crimes
A camera that can detect and date blood traces is set to revolutionise the science of crime scene investigation.
The Independent - by Jonathan Brown - October 27, 2013
- Preparing for the Digital Future With Forensics Education
The growing threat of cyber attacks and the increased need for mobile security has led to a boom in the cyber security and digital forensic industries.
Huffington Post - by Jonathan Rajewski - October 25, 2013
- Novel Technique to Detect Fingerprints
An innovative product that uses fluorescence to detect fingerprints has been developed by a team...
ScienceDaily.com - October 24, 2013
- ChemImage Presents its Hyperspectral Imaging Technology for Forensic Applications at the 22nd Congress of Criminology in Brazil
The presentation...centered on the company's hyperspectral imaging analysis technology and its ability to assist forensic scientists in applications such as questioned documents, ink discrimination, blood spatter and serology.
PR Newswire - October 23, 2013
- Gathering crime scene evidence, with eTwist
The concept behind the technology is simple: police responding to a crime scene are equipped with mobile hand-held devices, PDAs, if you will, that allow them to record and enter evidence data information at the crime scene.
bizjournals.com - by James Bafaro - October 22, 2013
- Introducing Spotlight Inspector (SI)
504ensics is proud to introduce our newest forensic tool, Spotlight Inspector (SI). This is a brand new tool we’re developing for the analysis of OSX Spotlight databases.
504ensics.com - October 14, 2013
- DCSO first in state to get laser system for collecting evidence
Looking for trace evidence at a crime scene can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack...
Douglas County Sentinel - by Ron Daniel - October 14, 2013
- CSI: Davis standardizing how investigators process clues
...how that evidence is collected, measured, processed, tested and stored requires hours of training. And now, a national movement is pushing to certify crime scene investigators...
Standard-Examiner - By Loretta Park - October 12, 2013
- Life Technologies' GlobalFiler Express Kit approved for use in National DNA Index System
Life Technologies Corp. announced on October 11 that its Global Filer Express Kit has been approved by the FBI for use by laboratories generating DNA profiles for inclusion in the National DNA Index System (NDIS) CODIS Database.
gsnmagazine.com - October 11, 2013
- When Crime Scene Evidence Crawls Away
Regular watchers of CSI and other forensic shows might be surprised to learn that forensic entomology is actually a branch of applied ecology.
- By Gwen Pearson - October 7, 2013
- National Computer Forensics Institute: Demystifying cybercrime
Knowing how to handle digital evidence and discovery correctly prevents costly mistakes. A federal facility in Birmingham, Alabama is working hard to improve that situation.
TechRepublic/US - By Michael Kassner - October 7, 2013
- Bode Technology to Distribute DNA-VIEW Software
The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic solutions announced today their partnership with Dr. Charles Brenner to distribute DNA-VIEW software worldwide
broadwayworld.com - October 1, 2013
- The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis Launches Next Gen Forensic DNA Technology Service at ISHI 2013
The QuantumSNP Forensic Informatics System was developed to provide point-to-point comparison of SNP array data, providing an automated, robust process for comparing DNA samples including complex mixtures.
PRWeb - October 1, 2013
- Device reveals latent fingerprints on thermal paper
Engineers in Wiltshire have helped to develop and commercialise a device that reveals latent fingerprints from thermal paper in minutes.
http://www.theengineer.co.uk - By Jason Ford - September 30, 2013
- Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation Consortium (FCSIC) chartered by 8 member insitutions
Members from eight nationally acclaimed institutions located across the nation came together in Dallas, TX, on Sept. 11 to sign the official charter for the Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation Consortium (FCSIC).
teex.com - September 27, 2013
- Students delve into forensics
Nearly 400 forensic scientists descended on Northrop on Wednesday morning, investigating the Case of the Missing Fizz.
Sentinel Online - by Kylie Saari - September 26, 2013
- Tucson Police first in state to use automated fingerprinting
It's the latest in crime fighting technology and Tucson Police are among the first-in-the-state to use it.
kvoa.com - by Lupita Murillo - September 26, 2013
- Tiny Camera Records Crime Scene Details
To capture all the details of a crime scene, you might take many photos at close range...
pddnet.com - By The Optical Society - September 25, 2013
- CSI: A 'Microbial Clock' May Help Determine Time Of Death
A new study finds that a 'microbial clock' may help forensic scientists who are attempting to determine the time of death in cases involving human corpses.
Science 2.0 - September 24, 2013
- Computer forensics on a small department budget
These days everyone has access to computers, including criminals. This means that it’s rare for a complex case not to involve some kind of digital media, whether it’s a desktop computer, a laptop, a smartphone, or a flash drive.
Policeone.com - by Tim Dees - September 17, 2013
- New crime lab to offer internships, opportunities for collaboration
Construction for the $11.9 million Bureau of Criminal Investigation crime lab will begin October on campus at the corner of North College Drive and Leroy Avenue.
bgnews.com - by Dominic Binkley - September 16, 2013
- Forensics tool makes sure investigators don't come up empty
Law enforcement teams collecting digital evidence can sometimes spend hours copying hard drives and other disks only to return to their lab and find that they’ve come up empty.
GCN.com - By Kevin McCaney - September 13, 2013
- Pima Co. unveils state of the art, 3D scanner
If you've ever been in a traffic accident or victimized in a crime, you've probably seen investigators who come out and take measurements and photographs.
Tucson News Now - By Som Lisaius - September 11, 2013
- New forensic platform for data recovery promises high portability, strong analytics
This human palm size device built on the newest NUC hardware platform will continue to allow our law enforcement, military, federal and corporate security customers to deploy SV3 Mobile Forensics with high portability, strong analytics and added security.
securityinfowatch.com - September 11, 2013
- NIST Revising Mobile Forensics Guide
When NIST published Guidelines on Cell Phone Forensics in May 2007, about a dozen tools existed to help forensic experts recover and investigate data on cell phones
govinfosecurity.com - By Eric Chabrow - September 9, 2013
- A biochemical eyewitness
Blood found at a crime scene could give police an indication of a criminal suspect’s ethnicity there and then thanks to a new bioassay.
Royal Society of Chemistry - by Jason Woolford - September 5, 2013
- L.A.’s first new coroner in decades faces tough tasks
It’s a grisly job, but someone’s gotta do it.
Los Angeles Daily News - By Christina Villacorte - September 4, 2013
- Fingerprint Technology
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is now using the most advanced fingerprint technology in the world.
NBC News - September 4, 2013
- UC Davis lab takes CSI to the next level by helping police catch killers through pet DNA
It’s a little mind-blowing, but killers are getting caught because they stepped in dog poop at the scene of their crime, or left behind hair from their pet pooch.
The Sacramento Bee - By Foon Rhee - September 1, 2013
- Forensic pathologist is 'lucky' to have such an interesting job
“There are five manners of death — natural, homicide when somebody kills you, suicide when you kill yourself, accidental like if you’re walking along and get hit by a car, or undetermined,” Manion said.
South Jersey Times - By Kelly Roncace - August 29, 2013
- New technology at DPS returns DNA profiles in 2 hours
DNA evidence is key in identifying suspects in crimes. Typically, processing DNA evidence can take weeks, sometimes months. But new technology is changing all of that.
myfoxphoenix.com - By Jessica Flores - August 23, 2013
- CSI: Saint Mary's, going behind the scenes of a crime
For many of us, the only experience we have behind the scenes of a crime is what we see on television.
CTV News - August 23, 2013
- LB police, firefighters tap into technology
From underwater sonar gear to 3D crime scene scanners, Long Beach's firefighters, police officers and city officials are finding new technology to fight crime, improve response times and keep the public safe.
Orange County Register - by KELLY PUENTE - August 21, 2013
- Oxygen Forensic Suite 2013 Simplifies Android Forensics With Generic Drivers, Adds Device-Wide User Account Aggregation
A major addition in this release is the availability of a universal driver for connecting Android-based devices.
Digital Journal - August 20, 2013
- Minnesota's top forensic scientists study blood spatter
We know that DNA evidence has changed criminal investigations, led to arrests, convictions, exonerations. The same is true for another type of forensic science.
kare11.com - by Trisha Volpe - August 16, 2013
- How one CSI learned to cope with trauma
If you want to be a CSI, you have to deal with disturbing scenes — and get your hands very, very dirty
PoliceOne.com - with Leischen Stelter - August 15, 2013
- Baltimore County police show off latest crime fighting technology
A 360-degree crime scene room scanner, a device that can match bullet casings like fingerprints and a high definition impression analyzer may sound like crime-fighting tools found in popular science fiction...
abc2news.com - August 14, 2013
- New Forensic Crime Lab In Weld County About To Open Its Doors
A new forensic crime lab in Weld County is about to open its doors and that’s great news for law enforcement across Northern Colorado.
CBS Denver - August 10, 2013
- New forensic technique for analysing lipstick traces
A study by forensic scientists at the University of Kent has established a new way of identifying which brand of lipstick someone was wearing at a crime scene without removing the evidence from its bag, thereby avoiding possible contamination.
phys.org - August 8, 2013
- MorphoTrak announces new software for police database access
New software supplied by MorphoTrak of the United States will provide law enforcement personnel greater access to suspect identification databases.
United Press International, Inc. - August 6, 2013
- Fast Shadow Copy Access with Forensic Explorer
“Volume Shadow Copies are a potential gold mine for the forensic investigator”
prweb.com - August 5, 2013
- Shadows and light: Dartmouth researchers develop new software to detect forged photos
Dartmouth and UC Berkeley researchers have developed new software to detect faked photos, using a geometric algorithm to locate inconsistent shadows that are not obvious to the naked eye.
sciencecodex.com - Source: Dartmouth College - August 5, 2013
- Tests show every cellphone emits a traceable digital fingerprint
Engineers in Germany say the radio signal from every cellphone is a unique, unalterable digital fingerprint that could allow police to track a handset.
upi.com - August 1, 2013
- New Wireless Sensory Technology Assist Crime Fighters
A year long, public-private partnership among the Palm Bay Police Department, the U.S. Secret Service, FBI CAST (Cellular Analysis Survey Team) and Melbourne, Florida based Gladiator Forensics has yielded a new investigative tool that can help solve crimes using wireless sensory technology.
Space Coast Daily - July 27, 2013
- Police introduce forensic coding
Seeking to enhance law enforcement’s ability to identify and capture criminals and identify the outlets that purchase stolen property...
South Florida Times - July 17, 2013
- Technology uncovers invisible evidence
Police are using modified cameras capable of finding hidden forensic evidence such as bloodstains and gunpowder.
stuff.co.nz - by NICOLE PRYOR - July 16, 2013
- GBI says it has reduced crime lab backlog by more than half
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab has reduced its backlog of forensic cases by more than 55 percent over the course of eight months, according to a report released this week.
The Augusta Chronicle - By Wesley Brown - July 12, 2013
- 3D Crime-Solving Tool Gets Results In Westerville
A device normally used to help solve traffic crashes is now being used to solve crimes.
10tv.com - July 11, 2013
- New Ontario forensics facility brings crime under a world-class spotlight
...a team of dedicated forensic scientists, pathologists, police and other staff who will soon work together there to solve complex crimes and sudden deaths.
thestar.com - By: Jennifer Pagliaro - July 11, 2013
- CSI: High School
Local students crack the case at CSI camp
The Star - By Wes Locher - July 11, 2013
- Fingerprint scanners helping join the dots
They're light, rugged and portable ... and one of the most comprehensive crime fighting tools employed by police.
Western Advocate - By JACINTA CARROLL - July 11, 2013
- Research leads to portable DNA device
More than 10 years of research and development have led to the introduction of a portable DNA analysis device that relies on technology developed by University of Virginia professor James P. Landers and a team of University researchers in collaboration with Lockheed Martin.
Phys.org - by Lorenzo Perez - July 9, 2013
- ATC-sponsored camp teaches teens basic DNA testing
A group of Aiken County students got to explore the real thing at Aiken Technical College recently – learning how to correctly perform such testing in a lab setting.
Aiken Standard - By Rob Novit - July 5, 2013
- Computer programs improve fingerprint grading
Subjectivity is problematic when evaluating fingerprints, and quality is in the eye of the examiner.
Penn State - by Akhlesh Lakhtakia - July 3, 2013
- Newly accredited crime lab speeds evidence processing
When officers charged a motorist with driving while impaired, they sometimes had to wait months to get the blood test results from the State Bureau of Investigation lab.
newsobserver.com - By Julian Spector - July 3, 2013
- Fluorescent fingerprint tag aims to increase IDs from 'hidden' prints on bullets and knives
A new way of detecting and visualizing fingerprints from crime scenes using colour-changing fluorescent films could lead to higher confidence identifications...
eurekalert.org - July 2, 2013
- New Crime Lab Opens in Corpus Christi
The new Corpus Christi crime lab is in use for law enforcement and should begin to eliminate the backlog of cases waiting to be processed.
kristv.com - by Rachel Cole - June 26, 2013
- CSI: Cyberattack
Seven clues to use to ID who's behind a malware attack.
darkreading.com - by Kelly Jackson Higgins - June 26, 2013
- OKC police hire civilians to work crime scenes
It’s a first for the Oklahoma City police department; a new program will allow civilians to investigate crime scenes.
KFOR - by Jesse Wells - June 25, 2013
- Catching criminals with forensic artistry goes high tech
Local sketch artist draws uncanny resemblances
Issaquah Press Inc. - by Sarah Gerdes - June 25, 2013
- Research into how dogs track a scent could have life-and-death ramifications.
While we live, we all have a distinct scent, an olfactory profile we share with no one else. But when we die, we ultimately all smell the same.
The Sydney Morning Herald - By Wendy Frew - June 20, 2013
- New forensic imaging system exposes bonus data not found with existing technologies that can make or break a case
CyanLine, a company dedicated to the prevention, detection, and investigation of cyber crimes, announced that its groundbreaking computer forensic imaging system, FDAS, offers additional evidence not detected with other technologies that can be the deciding factor in a case
Digital Journal - June 18, 2013
- Once key in some cases, bite-mark evidence now derided as unreliable
At least 24 men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks on the flesh of victims have been exonerated since 2000, many after spending more than a decade in prison.
The Associated Press - By Amanda Lee Myers - June 17, 2013
- Pennsylvania ATF leader uses surges, social media in busts
The network is a system that can analyze the tiny markings on shell casings and match them to casings found at other crime scenes and sometimes to the guns that fired them.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - By Rich Lord - June 17, 2013
- Mobile fingerprint scanner paying off for Richmond County police
A hand-held piece of technology adopted by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office last year has dropped the identification of suspects to minutes, according to authorities.
The Augusta Chronicle - By Bianca Cain Johnson - June 16, 2013
- JUNIOR CSI ACADEMY
Growing up, April Smith loved to play the role of police officer – collaring the “bad guy” in living-room and neighborhood standoffs.
Manteca Bulletin - By James Burns - June 12, 2013
- DNA decision ripples in local law enforcement
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the collection of DNA upon charging an individual with a serious crime may give the state Senate the impetus it needs to pass similar legislation, state and local officials said.
citizensvoice.com - By Joseph Kohut - June 10, 2013
- ShotSpotter gets Milwaukee cops to crime scenes quickly
...she and her partner were riding in a Milwaukee police SUV, a laptop between them. Suddenly, the laptop emitted a jarring burst of sound, an electronic bleat from the ShotSpotter system.
Journal Sentinel - By Don Walker - June 10, 2013
- New expert-level cyber forensics certification
(ISC)2 has developed a new certification, the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), as the first global standard for assessing experienced digital forensics professionals' mastery and professionalism.
Help Net Security - June 10, 2013
- Colorado Forensic Lab Under Fire For Alleged Mismanagement, Lab Bias And 'Cover Up'
Colorado’s legal-defense community is raising questions about “what appears to be a cover-up” of systemic problems at the state lab that tests evidence in criminal cases.
The Colorado Independent - By Susan Greene - June 10, 2013
- AACC First College In Nation To Receive National Digital Forensics Designation
Anne Arundel Community College was recently designated a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).
Eye on Annapolis - June 9, 2013
- Canton-Stark County Crime Lab at a crossroads
The Canton-Stark County Crime Lab has stopped testing crime-scene evidence for DNA and likely will hand over the DNA profiles of 1,500 local criminals to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
cantonrep.com - By Matthew Rink - June 9, 2013
- Falcon makes Digital Forensics fly
...Forensic Falcon, that is able to copy hard disk images at up to 20GB/min...
Image and Data Manager - June 4, 2013
- Agilent Technologies to Host Forensics Webinar on LC/MS/MS Methods for Cannabinoid, Benzodiazepine Analysis
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will host a forensics webinar on Thursday, June 20, focusing on liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry methods for cannabinoid and benzodiazepine quantitation in whole blood samples.
The Wall Street Journal - June 4, 2013
- Nuix and Cellebrite Partner to Leverage Complementary Strengths in Mobile Device Forensics, Investigation and eDiscovery
Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, and Cellebrite, a global provider of mobile data extraction, decoding and analysis solutions, today announced they have formed a technology partnership...
The Wall Street Journal - June 4, 2013
- St. Tammany coroner's office seeks new executive director
The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office is seeking a new executive director to run the daily operations of the agency, which is currently under investigation by both federal authorities and the state Legislative Auditor.
The Times-Picayune - By Kim Chatelain - June 3, 2013
- Justices Allow DNA Collection After an Arrest
The police may take DNA samples from people arrested in connection with serious crimes, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 5-to-4 decision.
The New York Times - By ADAM LIPTAK - June 3, 2013
- Becoming a computer forensic examiner
Since the advent of affordable personal computers, digital devices, and later the Internet, these technologies have been used for both legal and illegal purposes...
net-security.org - By Zeljka Zorz - May 31, 2013
- JAWS Signing Ceremony
The Joint Agency In-Water Strike or JAWS team is made up of the Bay County Sheriff's Office, Panama City Fire Department, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and Florida State Panama City's underwater criminology program.
- By Kelly Ritenour - May 30, 2013
- Real-life CSI: Forensic students brought to Miami murder scene
A group of forensic students on a field trip from Nebraska , who don’t get to see much bloodshed back home to pursue their morbid studies, got a taste of real-life CSI Miami on Wednesday.
The Miami Herald - BY FERNANDO PEINADO - May 29, 2013
- Odessa police prepare to deploy new Mobile Crime Lab
The unit brings the OPD’s crime scene fleet to two, allowing investigators to gather sensitive and sometimes fleeting evidence from multiple crime scenes at once.
oaoa.com - BY COREY PAUL - May 29, 2013
- Securing Crime Scene Best Way For Authorities To Find The Truth
The handling of a crime scene for first responders is a huge challenge.
WBNSTV - May 28, 2013
- Digital Detectives at Armstrong on Cutting Edge
Taylor is among an elite group at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He and five other officers on campus have been trained to be digital forensic analysts.
wsav.com - By JoAnn Merrigan - May 22, 2013
- How police can find your deleted text messages
Think that a secure password and erasing your phone's memory will protect sensitive information on your smartphone? Think again.
CNN.COM - By David Goldman - May 22, 2013
- Daetech develops technology for next-generation police car
It has created a new mini version of its flagship product MIDAS – Mobile Image and Data Acquisition System. The gadget is used by investigators to gather evidence at a crime scene.
Manchester Evening News - By Shelina Begum - May 20, 2013
- After the crime: content-based forensic triage in practice
The digitisation of all aspects of business and growing volumes of digital storage are causing the global digital forensics industry to expand rapidly.
scmagazineuk.com - By James Kent - May 20, 2013
- Loss of RCMP firearm labs will hurt police, critics say
Critics fear that police could lose timely access to a key technology used to investigate shootings as the RCMP shutters several regional forensic laboratories.
Updated News - May 15, 2013
- AccessData Forensic Suite
There are three products in AccessData's forensic suite that every digital forensic investigator needs...
SC Magazine - By Peter Stephenson - May 15, 2013
- Amateur crime scene sleuths earn their way to national competition
A group of high school seniors eager to become crime scene investigators have a shot at becoming the best in the nation at gathering evidence, but the students are going to need some help to make that happen
Komonews.com - By Elisa Jaffe - May 14, 2013
- Cyber forensics meets data analytics
When it comes to fraud detection, combining cyber forensics and data analytics proves a good strategy
ITWeb - By Joanne Carew - May 9, 2013
- Insects time-stamp bodies for forensics
ANALYSING insects within a waterlogged corpse might seem an odd way to gather clues but...
ScienceNetwork WA - May 9, 2013
- Artist recreates peoples' faces from DNA in hair, gum
No, she does not appear to be working for the government. But yes, she might just make a portrait of you based on DNA from your hair —or the chewing gum you left at the park.
GMA News - May 8, 2013
- Putting Mobile Device Evidence To Work
Do you think mobile forensics is only about getting the incriminating text messages, images or emails from the device? Think again.
officer.com - by Christa M. Miller - May 8, 2013
- Device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes
Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device.
phys.org - May 6, 2013
- How do real CSI technicians compare with their TV counterparts?
We've all seen the TV shows. But how much do we really know about forensic investigation?
The Sacramento Bee - By Kim Minugh - May 6, 2013
- Troubled St. Paul crime lab's new leader faces big challenge
The city of St. Paul has hired a criminalist with nearly two decades of experience to run the struggling police crime lab.
Minnesota Public Radio - by Madeleine Baran - May 3, 2013
- Fast digital forensics sniff out accomplices
Software that rapidly analyses digital devices and builds a list of a suspect's known associates could be a powerful tool for solving crimes
NewScientict.com - by Paul Marks - May 2, 2013
- Broward Sheriff’s Office Using New Tool To Solve Crimes
Inside an unused Oakland Park golf course evidence markers flapped in the breeze and a tape measure roped off a 20 x 20 stretch of land.
CBS Miami - By Carey Codd - May 1, 2013
- Bright young minds spend holidays solving crime
A GROUP of budding young sleuths connected a suspected murder with arsenic, to a robbery at an Armidale bank.
Fairfax Media - April 26, 2013
- Call to accredit forensic nurses
Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) is appealing to the SA Nursing Council (SANC) to recognise forensic nurses and register them.
Bizcommunity.com - April 26, 2013
- Palm Bay CSI Unit Embraces Fine Art Of Forensics
The Technical Services Unit of the Palm Bay Police Department consists of a highly trained team of civilian and law enforcement forensic professionals that is skilled in the field of...
Space Coast Daily - By John M. Egan - April 25, 2013
- ‘Virtopsy’: the virtual autopsy
Non-invasive imaging process reveals details standard practice would have missed and allows for future reviewing of cases
Gulf News - By Mark Honigsbaum - April 25, 2013
- Novato police schedule four-day youth camp
The Novato Police Department will host a four-day youth camp for kids in sixth through ninth grades, an opportunity for Novato youth to learn more about the jobs of both civilian and sworn personnel of the Novato Police Department.
Marin Independent Journal - April 23, 2013
- Nigeria: Presidency Decries Lack of Modern Forensic, DNA Labs for Police
The absence of these facilities, he said, had hampered crime investigations by the police and relevant agencies across the country...
allafrica.com - By Dele Ogbodo and Yemi Akinsuyi - April 23, 2013
- DNA Bill heads to Parliament
The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill - also known as the DNA Bill - is on its way to Parliament after being delayed for five years.
Independent Online - By Alison Decker - April 22, 2013
- Engineer Working to Put More Science Behind Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Daniel Attinger paused before handing over a photo of a crime scene. “Are you bothered by the sight of blood?”...
newswise.com - April 18, 2013
- Tyneside jewellery heist could lead to DNA sharing
A jewellery heist on Tyneside has sparked a review of DNA sharing across Europe that could force police to hand over criminal records to foreign counterparts.
ChronicalLive - By Dan Warburton - April 2013
- Video, pictures help re-create a crime scene
With cameras everywhere, police turn to citizens for images that may hold the clues that lead to a killer.
The Washington Post - By PETER FINN, GREG MILLER and DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD - April 18, 2013
- Forensic lab solving cold cases could close if federal grants go away
The three people who work every day solely on DNA for old cases are paid through a federal grant and there are no guarantees they’ll be working to solve these cases next year.
KMOV.com - by Lauren Trager - April 17, 2013
- Kids get hands-on education in forensics at Arlington Library
The Arlington Library offered children and teens the opportunity to spend their spring break learning the sorts of skills they normally only see on primetime TV crime dramas...
Arlington Times - By KIRK BOXLEITNER - April 17, 2013
- NIBIN system helps track bullet casings like fingerprints
A computer system that links cartridge casings into a data base is helping law enforcement agencies around the country solve violent crimes.
KVOA.com - by Lupita Murillo - April 15, 2013
- Police hail new hi-tech mobile fingerprint scanners
Instruments linked to national database and instantly alert officers if the scanned prints belong to criminal
BirminghamMail - By Nick McCarthy - April 14, 2013
- Colorado wants DNA from people who commit misdemeanors
Colorado lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a bill that would require that people who’ve committed small-time crimes submit their DNA...
Daily Caller News Foundation - By Greg Campbell - April 12, 2013
- Dundee forensic scientists in fingerprint first
FORENSIC scientists at Dundee’s Abertay University have successfully recovered latent fingerprints from food for the first time...
scotsman.com - By FRANK URQUHART - April 12, 2013
- Unsolved murders could be solved thanks to new technology
SIX hundred cold cases of murder, rape and robbery in Derbyshire could be cracked thanks to advances in fingerprint technology.
Derby Telegraph - By ALY WALSH - April 11, 2013
- APCO installs DNA technology to trap robbers
APCO has turned to a hi-tech DNA security system to protect its Bendigo service stations from armed robbers.
Bendigo Advertiser - By BLAIR THOMSON - April 11, 2013
- A new chapter in helping victims of sexual violence
Becca Eilert and Daphne Hauser were the guest speakers at the April 2 monthly meeting of the Domestic Violence Prevention Organization (DVPO) held in the Dare County Administration Building...
Outer Banks Sentinel - BY NEEL KELLER - April 11, 2013
- Guard MPs train to conduct investigations
The elite investigators of military felonies comprise the Criminal Investigations Division of the Army’s Military Police branch.
dvidshub.net - Story by Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Griego - April 10, 2013
- The "CSI Effect": TV Crime Dramas' Impact on Real Life Cases
These kinds of series exaggerate police investigations, and in turn, distort the public's perception of the criminal justice system.
WSAW.COM - By: Madeline Anderson - April 10, 2013
- Misdemeanor convictions in Colorado could call for DNA swab
Whether it's an assault or a relatively minor offense like destroying a library book, Coloradans convicted of a misdemeanor would have to open wide and say "aaagh," should lawmakers pass a requirement that the state collect from them an oral DNA sample.
Denver Post - By Kurtis Lee - April 10, 2013
- E-Discovery Europe...Announces the Start of Preparations for Its 2013 Event
...which is planned to be the largest congress on electronic evidence, forensic investigations, and legal technology to be held in Central and Eastern Europe this year.
PRWEB - April 8, 2013
- Massachusetts crime lab scandal explodes
More than 300 convicted inmates have been released from Massachusetts state prisons in the US as a result of the...
Royal Society of Chemistry - By Rebecca Trager - April 4, 2013
- OC Crime Fighters Unveil Mobile Forensic Lab
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board accredited an Orange County mobile crime lab to help detectives analyze electronics and evidence at crime scenes.
Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch - April 3, 2013
- Director wanted for police forensic lab
Vacancies have been advertised to fill the post of director and 13 other positions in the Guyana Police Force’s Forensic Science Laboratory.
Stabroek News - March 29, 2013
- OPP forensic identification lab using state-of-the-art technology
The new facility on Park Avenue beside the OPP headquarters is a multi-million dollar building equipped with state-of-the-art technology to examine evidence and solve crimes.
Chatham Daily News - By Vicki Gough - March 27, 2013
- Law enforcement, NIST making fingerprint files easier to search
Law enforcement agencies could soon have a quicker way to compare and match fingerprints, now that a working group of local, state and federal agencies has developed a standard set of features for fingerprint identification, and...
1105 Media, Inc. - By William Jackson - March 25, 2013
- Mathematics in Forensic Science
Today, mathematics lies behind expert conclusions on a hundred forensic matters from fingerprints to DNA.
TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. - By: Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez - March 25, 2013
- Regional crime lab get permanent director
...an experienced scientist with advanced laboratory management experience is needed to not only oversee the operations of the regional forensic laboratory, but to further assist in the ongoing set-up and development of all the forensic disciplines and through the laboratory accreditation process.
ABCnewspapers.com - By Peter Bodley - March 25, 2013
- New DNA testing could take hours, not weeks
Law enforcement officers can now run 90-minute DNA tests that once required weeks or months to complete, thanks to a new testing tool that could immediately point to suspects or help those who had nothing to do with a crime.
Deseretnews.com - By Ben Lockhart - March 25, 2013
- CSI Lansing: Photo gallery inside Michigan State Police forensics lab
Inside the Michigan State Police forensics lab, scientists are analyzing materials for DNA samples and toxicology levels. And they have a lot to do: there is a backlog of more than 12,000 items of evidence in the state to process.
Michigan Live LLC - by Fritz Klug - March 14, 2013
- The Computer as a Forensic Exhibit
There is more to computer forensics than using keyword searches to locate relevant documents. If your approach has been to treat computers as big 'filing cabinets' and computer forensics as a discovery exercise then you have probably overlooked important evidence.
Lawfuel Inc - March 14, 2013
- 100 Jobs Could Go At Culham Forensic lab
A forensic lab in Oxfordshire has told Heart they're looking at losing up a 100 jobs because of cuts to police budgets.
heart.co.uk - March 11, 2013
- Laurentian to receive its own forensic DNA lab
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has provided $245,500 to support the development of the lab.
NorthernLife.ca - By: Heidi Ulrichsen - March 11, 2013
- Supreme Court case highlights differences in state DNA collection laws
What’s left behind at a crime scene can sometimes double as a genetic calling card that not only opens up a person’s criminal history but can lead to future convictions.
lehighvalleylive.com - By Kathryn Brenzel - March 10, 2013
- Sweden joins European DNA data-sharing system
From the summer of 2013, Swedish police will be able to access other European Union nations' DNA databases - a move which is expected to speed up international crime investigations.
The Local Europe AB - March 10, 2013
- State-of-the-art forensic labs on the cards
PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government is planning to establish state-of-the-art forensic labs in six regions across the province that will provide affective investigation and prosecution facilities to the police.
The Express Tribune - By Noorwali Shah - March 10, 2013
- York Co. forensic lab, real life crime scene investigations
“The tools that they have here are not generally available to, and in many cases, not even known by the department that makes the request,”
Tribune Broadcasting Company - by Melissa Nardo - March 8, 2013
- Bill seeks collection of DNA from convicted
Nearly all people going through Colorado's criminal court system will have to submit DNA samples under a bill introduced at the statehouse.
The Denver Post - March 6, 2013
- Illinois State Police unveil high tech crime scene services command van
Tinley Park – Illinois State Police (ISP) Crime Scene Services Command (CSSC) officials yesterday unveiled the agency’s latest crime fighting tool to assist crime scene investigators (CSI) with every aspect of evidence collection at the scene of a major crime incident.
Newsbug - March 1, 2013
- D.C.’s new forensics lab not living up to expectations
Five months after the District opened a $220 million, state-of-the-art forensics laboratory hailed as an experimental transition to independent forensics testing, the crime-scene investigation unit has unraveled as a result of dysfunction and bureaucratic gridlock, according to the Fraternal Order of Police and veteran officers who process crime scenes.
- By Jeffrey Anderson - February 26, 2013
- When Sexual Assault Is Reported, Long Beach's Forensic Nurses Keep Things SANE
Bruised and broken, with trembling hands and a tear-stained face, calling 911 after a rape can be a difficult decision to make. But in Long Beach, there are compassionate and highly trained nurses here to help victims...
Long Beach Post - By Annie Merkley - February 25, 2013
- Justice proposes forensic science governing body
The Justice Department will create a committee to develop guidance and policy recommendations for forensic science and its use in court.
FierceGovernment - By Geoff Whiting - February 25, 2013
- New Commission To Set Standards For Troubled Forensic Sciences
After years of reports of troubled crime labs, the U.S. Department of Justice is putting together a commission that will set standards, a professional code and education requirements for forensic scientists.
Popular Science - By Francie Diep - February 21, 2013
- Forensic noise analysis helps to identify tampered photos
All digital cameras leave some trace of noise or imperfections on a photo when it is created. For most photographers, this noise is not a desirable feature. However, a new method of forensic analysis, developed by a team at the University of Albany, turns noise into something quite amazing.
CNET - By Lexy Savvides - February 21, 2013
- Touch DNA solving crime
SPRINGFIELD- The use of new technology, termed by some as "magical," is helping police and prosecutors solve a growing number of criminal cases. It stems from evidence left behind by criminals when they touch something at crime scenes.
Dayton Daily News - By Jim Otte - February 14, 2013
- CSI: Tennessee—Enter the World of Nuclear Forensics
Scientists are busy tracking the sources of stolen uranium in the hopes of deterring crime—and prevent the weapons getting into the wrong hands.
Smithsonian Media - by Joseph Stromberg - January, 2013
- Houston ahead of curve in forensic science
A look at the rest of the country on the intersection of law enforcement and science shows that while most police and prosecution agencies generally resist science as it applies to what they do, Houston has taken some rare steps forward.
Houston Chronical - by David A. Harris - January 18, 2013
- Digital pens speed CSI for Northern Ireland's police service
More than 4,000 police officers and detectives in Northern Ireland are now using Anoto digital pens to take witness statements and record information at crime scene investigations, which saves lots of time getting the data online.
CBS Interactive - by Jack Schofield - January 15, 2013
- St. Paul cops seek scientist to oversee troubled lab
The requirements could indicate a move toward lab accreditation.
Star Tribune - by CHAO XIONG - January 14, 2013
- Forensic tool reconstructs eye colour
London: Scientists have developed a new method which they believe can determine hair and eye colour of human ancestors using ancient remains.
Zee News - January 14, 2013
- President Obama signs Schiff legislation on DNA databases
President Obama on Thursday signed into law legislation sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) that would help fund a DNA database of people arrested on suspicion of committing violent felonies.
Glendale News-Press - by Daniel Siegal and Mark Kellam - January 10, 2013
- Maltese scientist makes forensic breakthrough
The fight against crime has taken another step forward thanks to a Maltese forensic scientist in Scotland.
timesofmalta.com - by Patrick Cooke, Stephanie Fsadni - January 10, 2013
- First Cost-Benefit Analysis of DNA Profiling Vindicates 'CSI' Fans
The first rigorous analysis of the crime-fighting power of DNA profiling finds substantial evidence of its effectiveness.
Science Daily - - January 10, 2013
- 'Virtual autopsies' are new forensic tools
ZURICH, Switzerland -- "Virtual autopsies" could revolutionize investigations and make hiding the evidence of a "perfect murder" next to impossible, the system's Swiss inventors say.
Big News Network - January 9, 2013
- Piecing Together Digital Evidence-The Computer Analysis Response Team
In a case involving the round-up of dozens of suspects indicted on public corruption and other charges, investigators were faced with processing large numbers of seized cell phones, desktop computers, and laptops belonging to the suspects
Federal Bureau of Investigation - January 8, 2013