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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...

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
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'