New DNA database at Rutgers-Camden to strengthen forensic science

Forensic DNA evidence is a valuable tool in criminal investigations to link a suspect to the scene of a crime, but the process to make that determination is not so simple since the genetic material found at a crime scene ...

NIST urges caution in use of courtroom evidence presentation method

Two experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are calling into question a method of presenting evidence in courtrooms, arguing that it risks allowing personal preference to creep into expert testimony ...

Justice Dept. tries to shore up forensic science, testimony

The Justice Department is trying to shore up faltering confidence in forensic science and how its experts describe their findings in court, a push that comes months after similar efforts dating to the Obama administration ...

DNA-evidence needs statistical back-up

DNA-evidence is often believed to be a damning evidence, which leaves no space for uncertainty. In reality it is very difficult to say to what degree some piece of evidence can support a case against a crime suspect. That's ...

Global standard for determination of evidential value

The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and the University of Twente's CTIT Institute will collaborate over the next four years to establish an ISO standard for the validation of methods used in the interpretation of forensic ...

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