Melissa Linn

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Trace Evidence: Introduction

Introduction<p>At a crime scene, there are often tiny fragments of physical evidence such as hairs, fibers from clothing or carpeting, or pieces of …

Chemistry

Fingerprint Analysis: How It’s Done

How It’s Done<p>Where Fingerprints May be Found<p>Fingerprints can be found on practically any solid surface, including the human body. Analysts classify …

Gun Shot Residue Testing - Is it Still a Viable Form of Physical Evidence?

Gun Shot Residue Testing:<br>Is it Still a Viable Form of Physical Evidence?<p>Compiled by Don Penven<p>Gun Shot Residue, or simply GSR, is a means of testing …

The Value of Bloodstain Pattern Recognition at Crime Scenes for Probative Sample Selection for DNA Analysis

Other important areas to consider when examining a scene for bloodstain patterns include the ceiling, the deceased individual’s skin, and the …

What is CODIS?

Sidebar to the article Making Sense of DNA Backlogs – Myths vs. Reality by Mark Nelson<p>The FBI's Combined DNA Index System, known as CODIS, is a …

DNA

‘The Making of the Mob: Chicago’ Exclusive Clips: The History of Al Capone And American Organized Crime

The season finale airs tonight at 10pm Eastern only on AMC.<p>AMC’s documentary series “The Making of the Mob” explores the history of organized crime …

Entertainment

Pueblo police officer arrested, accused of sexually assaulting domestic violence victim

A Pueblo Police Department officer has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a domestic violence victim in a case he was …

Crime

Police lawyer threatens reporter: don't report smirking cop's corpse selfie

A St. Louis-area police officer was photographed posing with a murder victim's corpse, and a police lawyer threatened the newsroom to whom the image …

Indian Government Purchasing Cellebrite Technology Used to Bypass Locked iPhones

India's Forensic Science Laboratory is in negotiations to purchase the security bypassing technology used by Israeli mobile software developer Cellebrite, the company that the FBI enlisted to help unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter earlier in the year (via <i>The Economic Times</i>).<p>The FBI …

25 Years After Junk Science Conviction, Texas Finally Admits Sonia Cacy’s Innocence

Twenty-five years after she was first accused of the arson-murder of her uncle, 68-year-old Sonia Cacy on November 2 was finally exonerated by Texas’ …

ABC News Ran Live Report at 'Crime Scene' -- But Wait Til the Camera Zooms Out...

In today's world, you can fake your hair color, job qualifications, photographs — and now you can even fake crime scenes.<p>In a segment that aired on …