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2008-12-03 10:34:00

LAKELAND, Minn., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems that no matter what illegal activity is pursued, whether it is pornography, kidnapping, murder, or even terrorism, the so-called criminal masterminds leave a winding but traceable trail of related computer data linking these perpetrators to their crimes. In the current era of escalating crimes involving computer usage, it has become essential that law enforcement has immediate access to potentially critical computer data. Such immediate...

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2008-10-17 09:20:00

A new technique using X-rays has enabled scientists to play 'detective' and solve the debate about the origins of a three billion year old rock fragment. In the study, published today in the journal Nature, a scientist describes the new technique and shows how it can be used to analyze tiny samples of molten rock called magma, yielding important clues about the Earth's early history. Working in conjunction with Australian and US scientists, an Imperial College London researcher analyzed a...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A couple of things can happen when Americans try to turn a hit British series into a hit on this side of the pond. It can turn out like "The Office," which was very successful in both versions. Or it can turn out like "Viva Laughlin," a horrifically bad and mercifully short-lived Americanization of "Viva Blackpool." What generally has to happen in order for this sort of thing to work is that the American version has to use the...

2008-09-09 09:00:21

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock & Roll Homicide, a mystery novel hailed as, "A brilliantly written tale," by Midwest Book Review, was initially promoted through the social networking site MySpace. An analysis of the first 200 buyers revealed two very demographically different groups were purchasing the book. The most interesting was a group of 18 to 35 year-olds that indicated they were not book readers. "Most of the buyers who fell into this category expressed a strong...

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2008-08-29 09:15:00

Technique developed by University of Leicester and Northamptonshire police A double murder investigation that has remained unsolved for almost a decade could be provided new impetus following a forensic breakthrough at the University of Leicester. A leading detective from America is visiting forensic scientists at the University of Leicester and Northamptonshire Police in a bid to shed new light on the investigation. He will meet with Dr John Bond a forensic research scientist at the...

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2008-08-27 09:35:00

A double murder investigation that has remained unsolved for almost a decade could be provided new impetus following a forensic breakthrough at the University of Leicester.A leading detective from America is visiting forensic scientists at the University of Leicester and Northamptonshire Police in a bid to shed new light on the investigation.He will meet with Dr John Bond a forensic research scientist at the University of Leicester and scientific support manager at Northamptonshire Police. Dr...

2008-08-15 06:00:27

By Bill Keveney It's nothing new when an actor leaves one of the Law & Order shows. It is when he says goodbye a second time. Chris Noth, whose Detective Mike Logan was an original character on Law & Order, will depart Sunday from his second L&O series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA, 9 ET/PT). In a franchise famed nearly as much for its acting turnover as for its on-screen drama, Noth and Dann Florek (Capt. Donald Cragen on L&O and now on L&O: Special...

2008-08-06 15:00:34

By Linda Summerhayes TOP PERFORMERS: Siobhan Redmond with Paul Bettany, and Brian Cox with Rose Byrne HE is the original Edinburgh detective. The man who made the people of the Capital feel safe more than a century before Inspector Rebus trudged on to the pages of a crime novel. Intelligent, determined and never suffering fools gladly, James McLevy had the reputation every detective craves - for always getting a conviction. The Leith policeman, known as the thief taker, would long...

2008-08-05 03:00:22

By Augie Frost, The Oklahoman Aug. 5--You may think you deleted that file from your computer. You might think emptying the recycle bin will erase it forever. But deep in the recesses of your hard drive, the file remains intact and can be found -- by someone who knows how to look. The same is true for any device that stores data electronically, such as printers, cell phones and answering machines. That saved one Oklahoma City detective who accidentally deleted a key confession from...

2008-07-27 09:00:21

By Jesse Fray, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jul. 27--Lawrence Police are ahead of the curve when it comes to fighting cyber crime. The department has three detectives trained in computer forensics. They investigate crimes such as identity theft, child enticement, child exploitation, pornography and counterfeiting cases, said Sgt. Bill Cory, police spokesman. "The increased use of computers, mobile telephones, digital cameras, the Internet and other portable electronic devices has...