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2014-01-14 20:23:04

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Hosts 66th Annual Scientific Meeting COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 4,000 forensic professionals representing all states in the U.S. and 66 countries worldwide will convene at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA, Feb. 17-22, 2014. The meeting will focus on forensic science education, mentorship and the path moving forward. This year marks the five-year anniversary since...

80 Year Murder Mystery Solved DNA
2014-01-14 11:46:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While DNA analysis is often used to catch perpetrators of crimes, recent work from scientists at the University of Leicester has shown that the technology can be used to identify victims as well. Two researchers from the university, John Bond and Lisa Smith, were able to use genetic techniques to identify the victim of a homicide from 1930 that took place in the British town of Hardingstone. The body of the male victim was incinerated...

2014-01-10 16:22:25

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Barry K. Logan, president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, issued the following statement today: The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is very pleased to see the broad representation of forensic science practitioners, and the direct stakeholders from the criminal justice system on the new National Commission of Forensic Science (NCSF). Approximately half the members of the Commission, and one of the...

2014-01-07 23:03:35

Oxygen Forensics releases a major update to its flagship mobile evidence discovery solution, Oxygen Forensic Suite 2014, implementing advanced cross-analysis of evidence collected from multiple mobile devices. Version 6.0 introduces new visualization options to chart all connections and communications between multiple suspects within a single case, and improves the Timeline to present events generated by multiple mobile devices in a single view. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014...

2014-01-02 23:23:21

In recent demonstration evaluating Forensic Disk Imaging equipment, CyanLine’s Fast Disk Acquisition System (FDAS) compared very favorably in speed, ease of use and price. Eatontown, NJ (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 A recent demonstration released by Forensic Technology expert and announced by CyanLine proves CyanLine's Fast Disk Acquisition System (FDAS) to be superior in speed, ease of use and price, in comparison to its competitor, a long-standing leader in forensic disk imaging....

2013-12-17 23:01:11

The Cognitech Spring 2014 Forensic Video and Crime Scene Photogrammetry Certification Training Course has been announced. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Cognitech, Inc. has announced the upcoming Spring 2014 Training and Certification Course on forensic video processing and forensic photo/video grammetry for Cognitech’s end-users. The training course will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, in Pasadena, CA, on April 14, 2014 through April 18, 2014. The week-long intensive...

2013-12-13 23:26:32

Belkasoft announces an update to its flagship forensic product, Belkasoft Evidence Center 2014. Version 6.1 extends capabilities of the Forgery Detection Plugin, adding more than 2,000 devices to the list of supported digital cameras, and improved Timeline operation, making it a full order of magnitude faster. St. Petersburg, Russia (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Belkasoft announces an update to its flagship forensic product, Belkasoft Evidence Center 2014. Version 6.1 extends capabilities of...

Questions Raised About Longstanding Forensic Identification Technique
2013-12-11 10:28:31

North Carolina State University Forensic experts have long used the shape of a person’s skull to make positive identifications of human remains. But those findings may now be called into question, since a new study from North Carolina State University shows that there is not enough variation in skull shapes to make a positive ID. “In a lot of cases, murder victims or the victims of disasters are from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and don’t have extensive dental records we can...

2013-12-05 12:26:54

To tweet this release: bit.ly/1d0USAw MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Fans of investigations and forensics will finally have a channel that they can call their own in Québec. On December 12, Bell Media launches Canal D/Investigation, a French-language channel specialized in documentaries delving into the fascinating world of crime. The new channel benefits from expertise developed by Canal D in forensic programming. "Television channels for fans of investigations and...

2013-11-26 23:31:13

Genome ID Group, LLC has established a state of the art laboratory facility, known as The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis™ (CAFDA), in Greenville, NC. The company is known for developing practical applications for advanced DNA analysis methods to create unique solutions in the field of forensic human identification. Greenville, NC (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Genome ID Group, LLC has established a state of the art laboratory facility, known as The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA...