Friday, July 17, 2020

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Court: Fingerprints alone don’t prove possession of a firearm

Fingerprints found on a weapon should not have automatically led to the conviction of a felon for illegally being in possession of a firearm,...

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting,...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Guilty in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

BOSTON — After 11 hours of deliberations over two days, a federal jury on Wednesday found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a failing college student and the...

Judge tosses out two types of DNA testing

A Brooklyn judge has stirred up controversy by tossing out two types of DNA proof routinely applied in criminal circumstances all through the city. Justice...

Virginia judge rules police can require suspect to unlock cell phone with fingerprint

Recently, there was a lot of press coverage about a Virginia court ruling on how the Fifth Amendment applies to bypassing a smart phone...

Canadian court rejects fingerprint evidence

In 2013, R. vs Bornyk was heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia before The Honourable Mr. Justice Funt. The case is centered on a single...

TrueAllele Casework ruled admissible in Ohio Daubert challenge

An Ohio judge ruled that TrueAllele® Casework is reliable under the Daubert admissibility standard. Judge Maureen Clancy also denied discovery of TrueAllele source code....

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Using the NCIC Bayesian Network to improve your AFIS searches

This National Crime Information Centre (NCIC) Bayesian network is based on the statistical data of general patterns of fingerprints on the hands...

DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

Using fingerprint brushes across multiple crime scenes yields a high risk of DNA cross-contamination. Thankfully an Australian study has discovered a quick and easy way to safely decontaminate fingerprint brushes to prevent this contamination risk and allows the brushes to be safely reused even after multiple cleaning cycles.

Detection of latent fingerprint hidden beneath adhesive tape by optical coherence tomography

Adhesive tape is a common item which can be encountered in criminal cases involving rape, murder, kidnapping and explosives. It is often the case...

Presenting Fingerprint Comparisons in Court using Forensic Comparison Software

This video gives the fingerprint technician some ideas on how to present a Fingerprint Comparison result to the court that looks professional. To accomplish this...

New modified fingerprint chemical that fluoresces touch DNA on clothing

In sexual assault and burglary investigations, the recovery of DNA from items that have been handled by the suspect is very important....
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