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Claremont serial killings trial told Ciara Glennon fingernail DNA find proved a major ‘turning point’

The discovery under murdered lawyer Ciara Glennon's fingernails of male DNA matching samples taken from a teenage rape victim has been highlighted...

The Bowraville Murders – Australia’s Unsolved Serial Killing

For the past three months, The Australian’s crime reporter Dan Box has been looking at an unsolved serial killing in Bowraville. Three children, all...

Man shot dead by escort may have been a serial prostitute killer

Neal Falls, the Oregon man shot to death by a West Virginia prostitute as he tried to strangle her on Saturday, is being investigated...

The Psychological Difference Between Male and Female Serial Killers

Researchers such as psychologist Marvin Zuckerman, have long noted the morbid curiosity of humans; there’s just something about horror and terror that captures our...

How a forensics breakthrough nailed George Green, the chimney sweep killer

THE brutal murders of an elderly church-going woman and her young niece shocked Melbourne in mid-November 1938. Burglar George Green had also raped the 17-year-old...

DNA review finds killer of two women in 1980s

With the help of advanced DNA testing, law enforcement officials have solved the 1983 murder of a young woman in Massachusetts and the 1987...

Grim Sleeper defense says DNA in some cases points to another suspect

Since Los Angeles police first announced that they had made an arrest in the hunt for the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, the case...

No drugs in dead sex worker’s body meaning she could have been the Long Island Serial Killer’s 11th victim

A long awaited autopsy on the body of a hooker whose 2010 disappearance and death exposed the Long Island serial killer's victims has revealed...

Measuring evil: Noted psychiatrist seeks tool to quantify wickedness

Is a “perp” who attempts to permanently scar a victim with a knife more or less depraved than one who forces a child to...

Belle Gunness, queen of black widows, murdered dozens and planted victims around farm

After the corpses of three children and a headless woman were found burned in a 1908 fire at Gunness' farmhouse near La Porte, Indiana,...

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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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