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How Good a Match is It? Putting Statistics into Forensic Firearms Identification

On February 14, 1929, gunmen working for Al Capone disguised themselves as police officers, entered the warehouse of a competing gang, and shot seven...

Terrorists Forging Fingerprints

Turkish counterterrorism units discovered a new tactic being used by Daesh militants during a raid in the Central Anatolian province of Kirsehir on Dec....
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Forensic technology developed at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals to destroy...

The advanced detection technique, which allows investigators to take prints from problematic exhibits, such as spent ammunition casings, was carried out in partnership with the...

FBI Validates STRmix™ for Use on Up to Five-Person Mixtures

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has published its validation of STRmix™ for use on mixtures of up to five persons, as well as...

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Forensic technology developed at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals to destroy...

The advanced detection technique, which allows investigators to take prints from problematic exhibits, such as spent ammunition casings, was carried out in partnership with the...

Your face or fingerprint could soon replace your plane ticket

Headed on a trip? You may soon be able to ditch your boarding pass in favor of your fingers or face. Delta announced, on 31st...
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Video: Fingerprints & Sweat Glands

Amazing time lapse footage of the secretion of sweat from the eccrine glands in the hand and how, when in contact with a surface,...

Titanium dioxide additive under review, after study finds cancer links

An additive commonly used in lollies, biscuits, chewing gum and sauces has been found to initiate the early stages of cancers in animals, according...

How New Tech Knows If a Fingerprint Is ‘Alive’

It's a classic, if gruesome, staple of Hollywood action movies. The villain, desperate to gain access to the secret government vault, tricks the biometric...
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New technology identifies the ‘fingerprint’ of a bullet

In a global game changer for gun crime, Flinders University forensic scientists have for the first time matched gunshot residue with specific brands of...

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Inside the Australia body farm: Where scientists and detectives go to...

The barbed wire gate creaks open, beckoning us into a most unusual paddock. A few steps forward and we all stand still, staring. The first...

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Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes

Forensic entomologists study how bugs colonize dead bodies to help establish a time of death. Maggots, which are actually the larvae of flies, have helped...

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