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FACT or FICTION: Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation Portrayed in Entertainment

<b>(article originally posted on CrimeFictionBook.com 11/19/2015)</b><i>If you’re not already reading crime writer/criminologist Jennifer Chase’s blog and</i> …

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New Powders Can Lift Poacher Prints from Ivory a Month after the Crime

Elephant ivory appears quite smooth to the naked eye, but zoom in with a microscope and you will see that it is riddled with tiny pores. Those holes …

Paris terror mastermind confirmed killed

Forensics experts confirm the death of the Paris terror masterrmind. (Credit: The Guardian)<p>Forensic experts confirmed Thursday the mastermind of the …

Who Was the Real Jack the Ripper?

Jack The Ripper, the man who terrorized London in the fall of 1888 by butchering at least five prostitutes, is the world's most famous serial killer who's never been caught. What did the original investigation tell us about him and what has modern forensics learned about his true identity?<p>The name …

Amino Acids Could Help Determine Sex Of Fingerprint Originators | Chemical & Engineering News

WHODUNNIT?<p>Amino acids in fingerprints can identify the sex of the person who left the prints.<p>WHODUNNIT?<p>Amino acids in fingerprints can identify the …

10 Things You Didn’t Know About War Zone Forensics

In combat, injuries and fatalities occur fast and frequently. The nature of today’s warfare — with mainstream societies being challenged by …

Study finds the Lee Harvey Oswald backyard photo to be authentic

A study conducted by Dartmouth College has delved further than ever before into the authenticity of the infamous backyard photograph of John F. …

The Large-Scale Forensics That Reconstructed The Attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

15 months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down, a group of experts convened by the Netherlands have finished studying the crash. Their …

Investigator hopes DNA might lead to suspect in grandparents’ unsolved homicide

Bill Marsh retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department two years ago, but the sergeant’s time away from the LASD’s homicide bureau …

Glowing fingerprints leave old forensic techniques in the dust

After a brush with burglars, an Australian scientist has developed a new technique to 'dust' for fingerprints, creating a solution that makes fingerprints glow under blacklight.<p>A home burglary has led to a scientific breakthrough that has the potential to overhaul more than a century of established …

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Can You Determine Race From a Fingerprint?

For years, forensic scientists have studied differences between latent fingerprints and have used this information to identify unique patterns. Now, …

Early Forensics Helped Solve England's Gruesome "Jigsaw Murders" Case

In September 1935, two women were found buried at the spot marked on this photograph of a grassy ditch next to a Scottish road. To find their killer, …

A new CSI tool could pinpoint when fingerprints were left behind - In The Loop

A suspect says it on every forensics TV show … “Of <i>course</i> my fingerprints were at their house, I delivered a package to them earlier this week!” Soon, …