Chemistry World - Emma Stoye - March 22, 2016 Forensic researchers set standards for X-ray identification of bodies Forensic researchers have for the first time established science-based standards for identifying human remains based on X-rays of an individual's spine, upper leg or the side of the skull. - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - March 22, 2016 Alfred State forensic science technology program now accredited The forensic science technology program at Alfred State has recently obtained full accreditation status from the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission, becoming one of only 20 accredited bachelor-level programs within the field nationwide, officials announced.
Olean Times Herald - March 22, 2016 Justice Department frames expanded review of FBI forensic testimony The Justice Department on Monday proposed expanding its review of forensic testimony by the FBI Laboratory beyond hair matching to widely used techniques such as fingerprint examinations and bullet-tracing. Hsu - March 21, 2016 From machine guns to marijuana, KBI's new lab improves quantity and quality Seventy scientists are currently working at the Forensic Science Center, a statistic the bureau would like to see increase to 108.
CBS SP bay Area - March 26, 2016 How do you recover DNA from a crime scene like Brussels?
The second step is to bring all recovered objects to the lab and swab them to collect any traces of DNA that have survived the blast.
Huston Chronicle - Mihir Zaveri and Rebecca Elliott - March 27, 2016 Illinois State Police swamped with DNA tests on rapes, murders The short-staffed Illinois State Police crime lab is grappling with a backlog of thousands of pending tests on biological evidence collected in rapes, murders and other crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Chicago Sun Times - Frank Main - March 27, 2016 Law Enforcement Investigators Demand Access To Private DNA Databases Two major companies that research family lineage for fees around 0 say that over the last two years, they have received law enforcement demands for individuals' genetic information stored in their DNA databases.
Tampa Bay Times - Ayana Stewart - March 31, 2016 Police artists nab criminals with pencil, paper In an age of ubiquitous cellphones and surveillance cameras, New York City police forensic artist Matthew Klein is one of a dying breed of crime fighters who helps catch bad guys with a pencil and paper.
The Herald Dispatch - LACIE PIERSON - March 2, 2016 Partnership provides forensic training, equipment to Alabama law enforcement agencies The center is hosting multiple training events to help police and sheriffs’ departments reduce the number of backlogged reports by improving the quality and timeliness of forensic evidence collected at the crime scenes, especially DNA evidence.
Evidence has taken as long as 300 days for the KBI to process, a statistic the bureau would like to see decrease to 60.
The Topeka Capital-Journa - Justin Wingerter - March 18, 2016 Waiting game: Law enforcement faces backlog in searching technology Law enforcement agencies across the state, including in Clatsop County, rely on only a few experts to process technology used in criminal cases.
Crime scene cleanup business is not for everyone He and his three employees at Bio Scene Clean Up work day and night in the Tampa Bay area, stepping in after the unthinkable happens.
He's trained to handle stomach-turning circumstances, using biohazard bins and power tools to scrub a home of any physical trace of a tragedy.
This is where things get tricky: DNA can be damaged by heat.