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Last Word Archive | New Scientist

30 May 2018<p>Spiders often fall into empty bathtubs, presumably in search of water. What are their chances of survival if they get washed down the …

Scans could spare parents the grief of infant autopsies

The days of traditional post-mortem examinations for infants could be numbered. Bereaved parents agonising over whether to subject their dead child …

IT Company, Miles Technologies, Offers Computer Forensics

New forensic fingerprinting approach retrieves elusive prints

Forensic Technology

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

6 June 2018<p>Ferries and other craft crossing Sydney Harbour naturally leave a distinct wake, signified by trails of a lighter colour than the …

The Treyvon Martin Story! A Call for Sanity! Let the Authorities Do Their Jobs! (Updates))

<b>(Update: April 12, 2012: Yesterday George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin's confessed killer surrendered himself to authorities and was subsequently</b> …

Was this man Jack the Ripper? ... Wikipedia -- "Prince Albert…

<b>Was this man Jack the Ripper?</b> ... <i>Wikipedia</i> -- "Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864–92), was a member of the British Royal Family. He was the eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and Alexandra, Princess of Wales (later Queen Alexandra), and the grandson of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria. From the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to the throne, but never became king because he died before his father and his …

Casey Anthony hears verdict on death of her daughter

A Florida jury finds Casey Anthony not guilty of murder in the June 16, 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, in a case that riveted millions of people in the US.<p>The prosecution said she smothered her daughter and asked for a first degree murder verdict that could have brought the death …

Forensic Advances Raise New Questions About Old Convictions

Advances in forensic technology are showing that what used to be considered clear-cut proof of guilt may be nothing of the kind. A California case highlights a growing problem facing courts: what to do when an expert witness changes his mind because of better science and technology.<p>William Richards …

For Science

Forensic scientists may soon have a powerful new tool for estimating a victim's time of death: a microbial clock. A study in mice is proving that by …

JonBenet Ramsey's Killer 'May Be Lost Forever' Because Of Unsigned Indictment

The chance to catch the killer of JonBenet Ramsey and put a close to one of the nation's most notoriously unsolved crimes may be gone forever, according to a statement issued Friday by the city of Boulder's Police Department.<p>Last Friday marked the first time that the public was able to view the …

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McKie fingerprint expert Fiona McBride fails to win job back

<b>A fingerprint officer who was dismissed over the Shirley McKie scandal has failed in a bid to get her job back.</b><p>Fiona McBride, 46, was one of four experts who said a fingerprint left at a murder scene was that of Ms McKie.<p>Scottish ministers later accepted that a mistake was made and paid the former …

Compensation

Coroner rules dingo really did take Australian baby in 1980

Settling a notorious 1980 case that split the nation and led to a mistaken murder conviction, an Australian coroner ruled Tuesday that a dingo took a baby from a campsite in the Outback, just as her mother said from the beginning.<p>The eyes of Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and her ex-husband, Michael …

Dingo caused baby Azaria Chamberlain's death - coroner

Azaria's parents were initially charged with her disappearance<p>An Australian coroner has made a final ruling that a dingo dog took baby Azaria …

How to make recidivism and costs rise? Privatise probation

First they launched a consultation for the outsourcing of probation services. That happened in January and finished in February. This is commonly agreed to be not really long enough to solicit the views of the experts in the field – but if you have already determined not to listen to them then it …

How Does "Felony Probation" Work?

Parole and Probation Officers--A Day in the Life

Probation Sweep: Endless Summer

Controversial program for parolee

Parolee Reentry Courts

Parolee gets 55 years for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl

A 47-year-old parolee was sentenced to 55 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl, authorities said Monday.<p>Gordon Ray Bodkin was babysitting the girl, who is a relative, when he attacked her July 23 at her Huntington Beach home, the Orange County district attorney's office …

Parolee wanted in shooting of ICE agent in Roseville

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shot Friday near Sacramento was assisting local police in apprehending a wanted parolee, authorities said.<p>The suspect, Sammy Duran, remained at large Friday evening, but authorities said they have him contained in a Roseville neighborhood, said Lt. Cal …

Cops: Parolee stole $1,500 worth of gloves from Mag Mile store

A judge set bail at $50,000 today for a parolee with a history of retail theft who police said stole nine pairs of men’s gloves worth nearly $1,500 from a Saks Fifth Avenue store on North Michigan Avenue Tuesday.<p>Willie Mallett, 47, was charged with felony retail theft, according to Lisa Gordon, …

Parolee charged in August rape now charged in June attack

A parolee already charged in an August rape in the East Chatham neighborhood has been charged in the rape and kidnapping of another woman only blocks away almost three months before, according to prosecutors and court records.<p>Geraud Nichols, 25, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault …