The Daily Astorian - Kyle Spurr - March 18, 2016 FBI agents learn to dig up evidence at a crime scene FBI agents around the country were brought to Knoxville for human recovery training at the University of Tennessee, a training like no other.
Local 8 - WVLT-TV Knoxville, TN - Donovan Long - March 17, 2016 Washington poised to become first state to track all rape kits Supporters say the bill will enable rape survivors to keep track of what’s happening in their cases, while pinpointing problems that have caused an estimated 6,000 rape kits to go untested in Washington.
- March 8, 2016 Face by DNA trace Identikits will soon be compiled, not from the unreliable memories of victims, but from the DNA left at crime scenes by the people who wronged them.
Research at the University of Leuven, Belgium, shows DNA can be used to create a likeness of a person.
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.
Sun Sentinel - Linda Trischitta - March 24, 2016 Sioux Falls Crime Lab Receives National Accreditation In 2009 the department started updating their policies, procedures and technical systems, and on March 11, the lab received its Certificate of Accreditation in two of the 6 forensic disciplines: The Controlled Substance Analysis and Toxicology.
KDLT News - Sydney Kern - March 23, 2016 Renovations to regional forensic lab near completion The building has been LEED certified and features open atriums, large break rooms and tall windows that Patrick said drastically improve the work environment for employees.
Then, crime labs have 120 days to complete an analysis of the kits.
This device could be used by law enforcement investigators to detect evidence, for example, by swabbing a table top or a suspect's hand looking for traces of cocaine or an explosive too small to be seen by the unaided eye.
Illinois State University News - John Moody - March 14, 2016 Tying lipstick smears from crime scenes to specific brands For years, forensic scientists have applied various methods to remove lipstick samples from crime scenes and analyze their chemical constituents.
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.