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2014-05-28 08:36:21

LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1911, it was fingerprints. In 1990, it was DNA. "In 2014, its digital evidence that's now playing a lead role at determining the fate of criminal defendants," says Mark J. McLaughlin of Computer Forensics International. The ability to place someone at the scene of a crime is typically done by eyewitnesses, or through something unique they leave behind like fingerprints or DNA. And when a solid chain of custody is made, it rarely can be...

2011-11-23 11:31:47

How does awareness influence information processing during decision making in the human brain? A new study led by Floris de Lange of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior at Radboud University Nijmegen, offers new insight into this question, and is published November 22 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology. When making a decision, we gather evidence for the different options and ultimately choose on the basis of the accumulated evidence. A fundamental question...

2011-10-12 13:25:24

This thesis explores the particular framework of evidentiary assessment of three selected appellate national asylum procedures in Europe and discusses the relationship between these procedures, on the one hand, and between these procedures and other legal systems, including the EU legal order and international law, on the other. A theme running throughout the thesis is the EU strivings towards approximation of national asylum procedures and my study analyses the evidentiary assessment of...

2010-12-06 00:00:04

Defense Counsel Terry Lenamon Details How South Florida Man Escapes Death Penalty for Stabbing Death of Wife after First-Time Admission of QEEG Brain Mapping Evidence Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 5, 2010 Grady Nelson, 53, will not face the death penalty for stabbing his wife 61 times and stabbing her two young children whom he had previously sexually assaulted, a Miami jury decided yesterday. After only one hour's deliberation in a trial where QEEG brain mapping evidence was admitted, the...

2010-06-15 15:31:53

The study, by researchers at the Universities of Liverpool and Leeds, showed that the construction and phrasing of 'lawyerese' questions can inhibit processes in the brain that impact on how a witness responds under cross-examination. The use of complex questions, containing multiple parts, double-negatives and advanced vocabulary may affect the brain's ability to filter and streamline information effectively. Researchers showed more than 50 participants footage of a staged crime, as though...

2010-06-11 01:12:20

When children report about an event they can be highly accurate. But if they talk to other witnesses, children's testimony may become tainted. A doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg examines children's vulnerability to co-witness influence, and presents a new method that can help child witnesses to provide more detailed witness reports. Emma Roos af Hjelmsäter's thesis is based on a series of studies where children aged 7-13 were interviewed regarding an event they had...

2009-10-21 13:13:58

Distinguished Professor on the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law Susan Haack has recently published a research paper entitled, "Irreconcilable Differences? The Troubled Marriage of Science and Law." Because its business is to resolve disputed issues, the law very often calls on those fields of science where the pressure of commercial interests is most severe. Moreover, the legal system aspires to handle disputes promptly. And so,...

2009-09-24 04:15:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- FindingEducation (www.FindingEducation.com), a new tool for educators to share Web resources and improve Web literacy, invites teachers and students to participate in its On This Day Challenge. Students will research an important historical event online, and organize their findings into an article that they will publish on findingEducation. FindingEducation is a product from Dulcinea Media, the company that also created findingDulcinea...

2009-08-26 04:20:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Going back to school doesn't have to be a depressing notion. If students get into healthy habits, stock up on school stuff, revive their minds, and reconnect with friends before school starts, they'll be all set for learning before the first bell rings. And one of the easiest ways to get back into the academic mindset is simply by sending a free back-to-school e-card from online greetings site CardBoiled.com. At least a week before their first...

2009-06-18 04:06:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mophe (rhymes with loaf) the clown is riding "Uni" 1,000 miles around the country to raise awareness for a new program where folks can donate gift cards to charities on http://www.GiftCardDonor.com. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090618/NYFNSP1) The rides are to help support charities like the March of Dimes Foundation, Operation Smile Inc., Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Pomona Valley...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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