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New Book “Unfair: The justice system is broken, can science fix...

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 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...

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...

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