No one has hours to scour the papers to keep up with the latest news, so we’ve curated the top news stories in the field of Forensic Science for this week. Here’s what you need to know to get out the door!
A team of psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, trawled police databases, interviewed criminals and carried out crime-scene experiments and concluded the ‘CSI Effect’ is simply a myth.
After running new DNA tests, police have identified the man who attacked the then-27-year-old Yale graduate in Prospect Park, linking the heinous crime to James Edward Webb, 68, a serial rapist who is serving 75 years to life at Sing Sing, sources told The Post Tuesday.
His research, which earned him a doctorate in medicine from Nagoya University, showed that human blood extracted from mosquitoes remains viable for DNA analysis for up to two days after a bite, enabling researchers to roughly determine when the mosquito made contact.
Recent spikes in homicide rates across the nation have been attributed to causes ranging from civil unrest to the opioid epidemic, but new UT Dallas research published in the journal Homicide Studies found a much simpler explanation: The increases follow predictable fluctuations in rates over the past 55 years.
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