Mar 13 2020
This Week in Forensic Science
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!
Genealogy Websites Help to Solve Crimes, Raise Questions About Ethics (NPR – 3/6/2020)
An Iowa man has been found guilty of a 40-year-old murder after he was tracked down through a family genealogy website. Many privacy concerns have been raised, and politicians are weighing in.
Time of Flight Method Helps Forensic Analysts Halt Trafficking of Rhino Horns (Forensic – 3/9/2020)
Wildlife trade is the fourth largest illegal industry worldwide, behind narcotics, counterfeiting and human trafficking. When items suspected of being made from protected species are seized at airports, borders, and shipping docks and cannot be positively identified, the inspectors send them to USFWS.
Wisconsin Crime Labs Pick Up New DNA Analysis Tool – and Controversy (The Cap Times – 3/9/2020)
- Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories have added a new crime-solving tool to their toolbox, a proprietary software designed to analyze DNA evidence “previously thought to be too complex to interpret,” according to a press release.
Solved: 23-Year-Old ‘Baby Hope’ Cold Case (Forensic – 3/11/2020)
As all leads in the “Baby Hope” death were exhausted, the case was acknowledged as a cold case. However, throughout the past two decades, investigators periodically dusted off the file and attempts were made to identify the mother.
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