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New fingerprint technology that means evidence can no longer be wiped away

We all know the scene in the movies where the criminal wipes his gun and the door handles with his hankie so as not to leave any trace of his presence. Now scientists claim to have invented a method that could identify his fingerprints, regardless of how much wiping has taken place. So how much of …

DNA match leads to search for suspect in Dallas sexual assaults

Dallas police Saturday said DNA evidence has provided a breakthrough in an investigation of nine sexual assaults in South Dallas this summer.<p>Police asked for the public's help in locating Van Dralan Dixson, 38, who is named in an arrest warrant for aggravated sexual assault. His DNA matched …

The Prosecutors Fallacy: The Reliability of Fingerprint and DNA Evidence Kindle Edition

An exploration of the perceived infallibility of DNA and Fingerprint Evidence as presented in UK Law. Until relatively recently there have been …

New Evidence In '70s East Area Rapist Case Could Lead To Possible Suspect Arrest

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A decades-old DNA match now links the man known as the “East Area Rapist” to four murders near Santa Barbara.<p>He attacked at …

The U.S. Has a Huge Backlog of Untested DNA Evidence

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito called it "the most important criminal procedure case that this court has heard in decades." But for now, the …

British police failed to stop DNA evidence in McCann case from being made public

British police officers were yesterday accused of trying to stop DNA information allegedly linked to Kate and Gerry McCann's hire car from being made …

Jury hears forensic evidence in gang member slayings

<b>Hey there, time traveller!</b><br>This article was published <b>9/9/2013</b> (1700 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.<p>DNA evidence and bloody …

When Scotland Was Jewish: DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show Twelfth Century Semitic Roots

The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non-Celtic influence on Scotland's …

Lazy Criminals Leave Behind Empty Orange Juice Container — and Now Police Are Using Their DNA to Find Them

MEDFORD, Ore. (TheBlaze/AP) — Even criminals get thirsty, but how they handle the natural inclination could end up getting them caught.<p>Authorities in southwest Oregon say two burglars took silver ingots, collectible coins, electronics and jewelry in a break-in last fall. They also took a carton of …

Is This Evidence of Bigfoot?

A mysterious body part was found by two boys playing in the woods of Lakeville, Massachusetts, late last month.<p>It seems to be an appendage, like a foot. The Patriot Ledger reported what appears to be a decomposing body part was picked up by the Lakeland Police Department and sent to the medical …

Defence expert: Zimmerman account of Martin death tallies with evidence

An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defense testified on Tuesday that a neighborhood watch volunteer's account of how he fatally shot an unarmed black teen is consistent with the forensic evidence.<p>Dr Vincent Di Maio said the trajectory of the bullet and gun powder on Trayvon Martin's body …

Albert DeSalvo, Mary Sullivan: New evidence in Boston Strangler case contradicts old evidence in Boston Strangler case.

<i>Crime is Slate’s crime blog. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @slatecrime.</i><p>Justin Peters is a Slate correspondent and the author of <i>The</i> …

Boston Strangler: DNA testing of suspect's corpse may lay identity to rest

Investigators helped by advances in DNA technology finally have forensic evidence linking longtime suspect Albert DeSalvo to the last of the 1960s killings attributed to the Boston Strangler, leading many involved in the case to hope it can finally be put to rest.<p>DeSalvo's remains will be exhumed …

Home Office told forces to delete genetic information on people arrested but not charged ahead of change in law, it is claimed<p>The DNA profiles of thousands of suspected sex offenders are being destroyed because of a legal loophole, according to Labour.<p>From October police in England and Wales will …

Smithsonian has 'no plans' to display Trayvon Martin hoodie

As the FBI reviews the evidence in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, museum curators in Sanford are preparing future exhibits that will showcase the life of the 17-year-old teen who Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 29, shot and killed on Feb. 26, 2012.<p>At the same time, the …

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Rules and Practice Directions

On this page, you can –<p>read online, or download and save, the latest versions of the Criminal Procedure Rules and Criminal Practice Directions<br>• read or …

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RT @ScottTaylor19: Akron Police Crime Scene Unit just arrived to collect evidence we told them about at home of stabbing victim. http://t.c…

RT @ericarakow: Another crime scene unit van just pulled up. Evidence technicians are taking pictures on Kingsbury St. of the road http://t…