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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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