News tagged with crime

Fingerprints, revisited

For more than a century, forensic scientists have linked criminals to crime scenes through the distinctive loops and whorls on their fingertips. But now, researchers are moving beyond simple pattern comparisons to glean more ...

dateMar 13, 2019 in Analytical Chemistry
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Modern policing: Algorithm helps NYPD spot crime patterns

When a syringe-wielding drill thief tried sticking up a Home Depot near Yankee Stadium, police figured out quickly that it wasn't a one-off. A man had also used a syringe a few weeks earlier while stealing a drill at another ...

dateMar 10, 2019 in Other
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