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Biomarkers leave gender clues at crime scene

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A New High-Tech Way to Detect Crime Scene Fingerprints

The latest in high-tech crime scene investigation is a "fluorescent tag" that can help identify fingerprints on bullets, knives and other metal …

Virtual autopsy: does it spell the end of the scalpel?

Scientific advances have led experts to pioneer the 'virtopsy', a non-invasive imaging process which can reveal details conventional methods would have missed<p>Anyone who has spent any time in a courtroom knows how easy it is for a skilled defence lawyer to plant doubt in the mind of a jury. Even in …

CT scans could bolster forensic database to ID unidentified remains

A study finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified …

Medical Examiner's Technique Helps ID Desert Dead

The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner in Arizona has earned national recognition for breakthrough work with fingerprinting unidentified …

Improving Scientific Foundation of Forensic Firearm and Tool Mark Identification

Each firearm/tool produces an identification signature (striation/impression) on fired bullets that is unique, and the signature can be positively …

New forensics technique? Researchers cull images reflected in people's eyes.

Two researchers conducted an experiment in which a person was photographed, with another person standing near the photographer. Those not directly …

CSI Myths: The Shaky Science Behind Forensics

Forensic science was not developed by scientists. It was mostly created by cops, who were guided by little more than common sense. And as hundreds of criminal cases begin to unravel, many established forensic practices are coming under fire. PM takes an in-depth look at the shaky science that has …

New Commission To Set Standards For Troubled Forensic Sciences

After years of reports of troubled crime labs, the U.S. Department of Justice is putting together a commission that will set standards, a professional code and education requirements for forensic scientists.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice is looking for a little outside help standardizing the …

NFI Publishes White Paper on Trends, Challenges and Strategy in Forensic Science

The role of forensic science throughout the world is changing due to recent technological development. Whereas forensic science has traditionally …

Forensics

CSI Oxford: behind the scenes at Britain's top forensic lab

They are responsible for the conviction of the killers in some of Britain's highest-profile murders, including those of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor and Rachel Nickell. What's the secret of their success?<p>We're in a long – a very long – corridor. The overriding theme, colour-wise, is blue. …

Forensics cut will be 'disastrous' for victims of injustice

Fragmented crime scene services may go overseas or to private companies if proposed changes go ahead<p>Miscarriages of justice will not be corrected and public confidence in the criminal justice system will be damaged if proposed changes to the forensic science service go ahead, according to Richard …

How did Pablo Neruda really die? Forensic science weighs in.

Almost 40 years ago, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda died. Whether the Nobel prizewinner’s death was from prostate cancer (the official diagnosis) or …

Literature

Mathematics in Forensic Science

Mathematics is fast becoming one of the most important techniques in crime detection. Where once a Sherlock Holmes would have had to be content with a magnifying glass, or a jury with gut instinct and rational discussion, now a range of methods from probability and statistics are available to help. …

Forensic Q/A with Steve Bradshaw, Contest Results + Death by Chocolate!

Wow, there were some amazing questions posed to my friend, Steve Bradshaw, former forensics investigator with over 3,000 cases under his belt and …

'Black Death pit' unearthed by Crossrail project

Science and technology reporter, BBC News<p>Excavations for London's Crossrail project have unearthed bodies believed to date from the time of the Black Death.<p>A burial ground was known to be in an area outside the City of London, but its exact location remained a mystery.<p>Thirteen bodies have been …

The Forensic Science Daily

Abertay University develops method to take fingerprints from food

<b>Forensic scientists at the University of Abertay in Dundee have become the first in the UK to recover latent fingerprints from foods.</b><p>Only two other studies have ever reported recovering fingerprints from foods, but the research was carried out in India and Slovenia.<p>Those studies both used chemical …

Forensic scientists recover fingerprints from food in breakthrough which could lead to more evidence being gathered by police

Forensic scientists have successfully recovered fingerprints from food in a breakthrough which could lead to even more evidence being gathered in …

The Single Most Important Lesson Gun Owners Should Learn From The George Zimmerman Case

I am a gun owner. I support the 2nd Amendment and the right to self-defense. Although I’m not a police officer or a gun expert, I am one of the 8 million Americans with a concealed weapons permit. And the most important lesson I’ve learned from the George Zimmerman case is, “Don’t go looking for …

Listen: Cassie: "Indo", Produced and Written by Solange

Cassie: "Indo" [prod. by Solange] (via SoundCloud)<p>Back in May, Solange announced that she was launching her own Sony-distributed record label, Saint Records. The label's first release is <i>Saint Heron</i>, a compilation of original R&B songs out on CD, vinyl, and digital formats this week. Alongside new …

Method Man Returns to His Old Projects & Discusses ’36 Chambers’

This past weekend, hip-hop celebrated the 20th birthday of one of the most influential albums of all time: Wu-Tang Clan’s <i>Enter the Wu-Tang (36</i> …

Solange finishes off her own compilation "Saint Heron" in style with a hot new jam "Cash In" :: http://disconaivete.com/post/66761921821

Listen: Mike WiLL Made It Featuring Migos and Wiz Khalifa: "Whipping a Brick"

Mike WiLL Made-It: "Whippin a Brick" [ft. Migos and Wiz Khalifa] (via SoundCloud)<p>Producer du jour Mike WiLL Made It has a new mixtape coming out in December called <i>#MikeWiLLBeenTriLL</i>, a collaboration with Been Trill. It'll feature Jay Z, Future, Ciara, Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, 2 …

ScHoolboy Q: “I’m a Gangster Rapper, That’s Who I Am”

The gangster rapper is a rare breed in rap these days, but ScHoolboy Q is here to restore the feeling, to quote Pusha T. In a new interview with MTV, …

New Music: Jeezy “Foul Play”

Jeezy is ready to heat the winter up. The CTE general is prepping the release of his label’s <i>#ItsThaWorld Vol.2</i> mixtape on Wednesday, November 27. …

New Music: The Weeknd “Devil May Cry”

After assisting Sia Furler and Diplo on “Elastic Heart,” The Weeknd contributes a solo cut to the forthcoming <i>Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> soundtrack …