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2014-03-04 08:37:08

Law Enforcement Increasingly Switching To Newer and More Accurate Technology LEWES, Del., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts (NACVSA), the polygraph's 60 years of dominance as the primary investigative tool to detect deception is drawing to a close. This is based largely on the recent publication of a peer-reviewed study by renowned criminologist, Professor James Chapman, in the scientific journal...

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2008-08-07 16:10:00

Scientists have developed new ways to retrieve even more information from fingerprints, resulting in better chances for forensic researchers to solve mysteries like the anthrax attacks or JonBenet Ramsey's murder. Chemist R. Graham Cooks of Purdue University in West Lafayette, said one example might be if a person handled cocaine, explosives or other materials, there could be enough left in a fingerprint to identify them. Max M. Houck, director of West Virginia University's Forensic Science...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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