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!
Texas to Implement Rape Kit Reform Law – Including Tracking of Tests (Forensic Magazine – 6/9/2017)
The Shifting Science of DNA in the Courtroom (CNN – 6/9/2017)
This summer marks 30 years since one of the biggest advances in criminal investigations, DNA profiling, identified a killer.
Corrections Collects DNA Samples With New Policy Covering Inmates Who Refuse (Lincoln Journal Star – 6/9/2017)
After 27 Years, Judge Overturns Rape Conviction (Urban Milwaukee – 6/11/2017)
Murder Case Highlights Importance of Conviction Review (Hartford Courant – 6/11/2017)
Evidence in Gardner Museum Thefts That Might Bear DNA is Missing (News Medical Life Sciences – 6/11/2017)
Science Orgs Ask DOJ to Close ‘Gaps’ in Forensic Knowledge Base (Forensic Magazine – 6/12/2017)
Someone – Who May Have Looked Like This – Killed a MD Store Owner 25 Years Ago (The Washington Post – 6/12/2017)
Maharashtra Will be First Indian State to Use Barcodes to Register Forensic Samples (Mid-Day – 6/13/2017)
Fingerprint Traces Captured by Laser Ablation, Mass Spec at LSU (Forensic Magazine – 6/14/2017)
New Face-Aging Technique Could Boost Search for Missing People (Forensic Magazine – 6/14/2017)
Ancient DNA Could Unravel the Mystery of Prehistoric European Migration (Smithsonian – 6/14/2017)
Profile: Alison Galloway, Speaker for the Dead (Forensic Magazine – 6/14/2017)
State Forensic Panel May Vote on Using Familial DNA Friday (Newsday – 6/14/2017)
The Boy in the Blue Box: Greece, NY Cold Case Gets New Face, Leads (Forensic Magazine – 6/15/2017)
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