News tagged with forensic evidence

Before DNA: 20th-century forensics

Historians tend to see the birth of DNA fingerprinting in 1985 as a watershed in forensic investigation - the moment that gave birth to the systematic crime scene analysis we associate with TV programmes like CSI today. At ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Other
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Digital forensic examiners face stress, role-conflict

Despite playing an increasingly vital role in criminal investigations, digital forensic examiners face staffing cuts, heavy caseloads and stress within police departments that may not fully understand their responsibilities, ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Other
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Research to target untested rape kits

Researchers at Sam Houston State University and the University of Texas at Austin will team up with representatives from the criminal justice system in Houston to establish protocols to determine when sexual assault kits ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Other
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Sony: Co. is victim of sophisticated cyber attack

The data breach of Sony's PlayStation Network resulted from a "very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber attack designed to steal personal and credit card information for illegal purposes," ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Internet
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Research shows good cop beats bad cop

Even the most horrible criminals feel guilt, and according to new research from the University of Montreal, playing on that sentiment might be a good way to extract a confession. In order to gain a better understanding of ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Social Sciences
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