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UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
Scientists in the U.K., in collaboration with members of the judiciary, have launched the first in a series of explanatory documents designed to help integrate science into the courtroom.
Point of Order
Staff | Feb 28, 2018
Watch Niamh Nic Daéid’s TedX talk about forensic evidence in the courtroom.
Rhino Forensics Used to Track Down Poachers and Traffickers
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 9, 2018
A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases.
Two Genetic Forensics Techniques Draw Fire
Shawna Williams | Sep 12, 2017
Defense attorneys allege New York City used “unreliable” methods on DNA evidence in thousands of cases.
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
Catherine Offord | Aug 3, 2017
Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Jun 1, 2017
March for Science, Trumping the EPA, the French election, and more
Forensics Left in Lurch by Sessions
Bob Grant | Apr 11, 2017
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is terminating a commission in which independent researchers and federal agencies seek to improve forensic science standards.
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2017
Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.
Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2016
Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and
methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.