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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...

Can DNA Demand A Verdict?

In 1987, forensic DNA analysis made its first appearance in a US courtroom. Originally known as "DNA fingerprinting," this type of analysis is now...

Court to weigh dubious evidence

FORENSIC experts hope the High Court will set new limits on the use of questionable scientific evidence in courtrooms in two ­upcoming cases. In the...

Are juries being blinded by science?

Expert witnesses are being subjected to greater scrutiny by the criminal courts in the UK, despite the government’s refusal to implement safeguards recommended by...

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Trees and shrubs might reveal the location of decomposing bodies

Plants could help investigators find dead bodies. Botanists believe the sudden flush of nutrients into the soil from decomposition may affect nearby foliage. If...

Are Detectives discounting the associative value of fingerprints that fall short of an identification in their investigations?

Every day, Fingerprint Experts in every latent office across the globe examine fingermarks that they determine to fall short of an identification....

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...
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