New polymer can be used to map sweat droplets in fingertips for identification purposes
CRIME attack is shown to decrypt HTTPS web sessions
Dead body feeding larvae useful in forensic investigations
Non-biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death, referred to as the post mortem interval. A report of synant ...
Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime
(Phys.org) —A scientific analysis of 20 million words recorded during 150 years of criminal trials at London's Old Bailey reveals how changes in culture rather than law helped to reduce violent crime, according ...
Dutch scientists crack fingerprint dating riddle
Criminals' days may be numbered after Dutch forensic experts discovered how to accurately date fingerprints, a breakthrough that could one day let police date crime scene prints from years ago.
Researchers use Twitter to predict crime
Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters—even before a crime has been committed.
UK government report shows local police are not ready to fight cyber-crime
Australian police get hand-held 3D crime scene laser scanner
The reasons behind crime
More punishment does not necessarily lead to less crime, say researchers at ETH Zurich who have been studying the origins of crime with a computer model. In order to fight crime, more attention should be ...
Report says France operates PRISM-like spy network
A leading French newspaper says France's intelligence services have put in place a giant electronic surveillance gathering network.
Fluorescent fingerprint tag aims to increase IDs from 'hidden' prints on bullets and knives
A new way of detecting and visualizing fingerprints from crime scenes using colour-changing fluorescent films could lead to higher confidence identifications from latent (hidden) fingerprints on knives, guns, ...
Engineer working to put more science behind bloodstain pattern analysis
(Phys.org) —Daniel Attinger paused before handing over a photo of a crime scene. "Are you bothered by the sight of blood?" There was good reason for his question: The photo showed blood pooled and smeared ...
Forensic scientists recover fingerprints from foods
(Phys.org) —Forensic scientists at the University of Abertay Dundee have recovered latent fingerprints from foods – publishing the UK's first academic paper on this subject.
Mathematician models the spread—and prevention—of crime as a wave
(Phys.org)—Crime can happen anywhere, but it usually doesn't. Researchers have noticed that criminal activity seems to be concentrated in self-perpetuating hotspots. Crime leads to more crime. Then, from ...