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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 Book “Unfair: The justice system is broken, can science fix it?”

THE criminal justice system is flawed. Many of its key assumptions about human nature lack evidence. Deep-set prejudices make it hard for some defendants...

DNA Evidence: Measuring up to the Frye Standard of Acceptance

DNA-based evidence has a long history of admissibility in legal proceedings stretching back to 1985 when Sir Alec Jeffreys first used DNA testing to...

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...

Should texts, e-mail, tweets and Facebook posts be the new fingerprints in court?

In an episode of the CBS show “Criminal Minds” that aired last year , an FBI team is on a frantic hunt for a...

Medication found in home of suspect in ‘American Sniper’ trial

Authorities found marijuana, a nearly empty bottle of whiskey, and antipsychotic medication while searching the home of the former Marine charged with killing ‘‘American...

Forensic Reform in the Crime Lab and the Courtroom

The national effort to improve and advance forensic science experienced a significant setback last week when the only federal judge on the National Commission...

People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened

Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to committing...

Forensic holodeck to transport jury to the crime scene

Guilty or innocent? To help them decide, judges and juries are often presented with reams of evidence: crime scene photos, medical documents or suspected...

Historic Scottish Trial: First Conviction Under New ‘Double Jeopardy’ Law

Angus Sinclair's retrial for the brutal murders of Christine Eadie and Helen Scott was the first to take place following changes made in Scotland...

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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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