Criminal Justice: Technology and Science

Using technology to catch criminals as in the television show CSI

The Wikipedia article on forensic science

Also crime-fighting technology for law enforcement officers

Mar 8, 2011
"Researchers working with the FBI have published the first scientific paper based on their investigation into the anthrax attacks of 2001. The case was groundbreaking in its use of genomics and microbiology in a criminal investigation, a new field called microbial forensics."
Mar 3, 2011
"Police and prosecutors are quickly learning that online postings can offer useful clues to a suspect's location, motives and acquaintances."
Mar 1, 2011
"Working out exactly where projected droplets came from using their spatter pattern has never been possible…until now."
Feb 20, 2011
"Why would anyone falsely confess to a crime they didn't commit?"
Feb 11, 2011
"Recently in Palm Beach County, Fla., law enforcement started working to develop a consistent set of rules for eyewitnesses, hoping it will help prevent false convictions."
Feb 2, 2011
"Only about 20 percent of coroners have forensics certification, and most face limited resources and large workloads, according to a new investigation"
Jan 27, 2011
"Eyewitnesses play a key role in police investigations. But how likely is it that they remember correctly? Today the police place far too much emphasis on eyewitness accounts, according to experts."
Jan 7, 2011
"A new genetic test can reveal the hair color of unseen criminal suspects or unidentifiable victims."
Dec 28, 2010
"As tests become increasingly important in education, business has been good for Caveon, a company that uses 'data forensics' to catch cheaters."
Nov 25, 2010
"To avoid the innocent being convicted, police, lawyers and judges must understand the fickle nature of human memory"