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The Private Probation Problem Is Worse Than Anyone Thought

A new Human Rights Watch report reveals the extent of the damage done by private probation companies and highlights the ways in which public officials have enabled the practice.<p>Two weeks ago, here at <i>The Atlantic</i>, I wrote about how the private probation industry in Georgia has morphed the justice …

The Confessions of Innocent Men

Why would two suspects caught up in a grisly murder investigation admit to a killing they didn't commit?<p>Any good criminal-defense attorney will tell you to say four words if you are about to be arrested for murder: <i>I want a lawyer</i>.<p>This is simple advice and should be easy to remember during an …

Defendants in criminal trials forced to pay to see key forensic evidence

Some forensic science companies charging up to £800 a day for access to DNA, firearms and other potentially pivotal evidence<p>Defendants in criminal trials are facing charges of hundreds of pounds before being allowed to see key forensic evidence that may prove their innocence.<p>Guidance from the Home …

DNA tests do not link 'In Cold Blood' killers to Florida murders

DNA testing on the two killers profiled in the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood" does not link them to a quadruple homicide Florida more than 50 years ago, ending perhaps the best chance police and the victims' family had at solving the cold case.<p>Capt. Jeff Bell of the Sarasota Sheriff's Office …

iPhones now involved in 14 percent of all NYC crime

The NYPD says Apple product resale values are so high that organized crime rings can't get enough of them. The force is asking pawnshops to keep electronic records of all iPhones they purchase.<p>Phone theft is big business.<p>However, in New York, iPhones and other Apple products are regarded as the …

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51-year-old man shot in robbery attempt

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – A 51-year-old man was shot in the abdomen late Saturday night by two unknown males, in an attempted robbery in the 5600 block …

George Zimmerman to Get His Gun Back

George Zimmerman will get his gun back now that he has been cleared of murder and his lawyer said today that Zimmerman needs the weapon "even more" …

Electrochromic fluorescent film can make fingerprints higher-res, help solve crime - ExtremeTech

By on July 3, 2013 at 1:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>You’re likely quite familiar with the …