A Florida detective has obtained a warrant to penetrate GEDmatch and search its full database of more than one million users. It appeared to be the first time a judge had approved such a warrant; the development could have profound implications for genetic privacy.
As Domestic Violence Awareness Month drew to a close in October, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to explore reimbursing the cost of forensic tests for DV survivors. That’s a critical step forward towards addressing a rising problem in California, and elsewhere.
Do license plate readers and other advanced forms of technological surveillance actually live up to their manufacturers’ claims that they reduce crime? Some experts say the evidence isn’t yet convincing.
Gunshot detection technology is most effective when law enforcement agencies thoroughly incorporate it into day-to-day operations and other systems of investigative tools, says a new report from the Urban Institute.
The Supreme Court, backed by research, has ruled that polygraph tests can’t be used as conclusive proof of guilt or innocence. They never caught, for example, convicted spy Aldrich Ames. So why do the FBI and other security agencies still use them in their hiring procedures?
A California paleogeneticist known for extracting DNA information from fossilized bones has been quietly working for 18 months with law enforcement authorities to solve cold-case murders using a technique to extract needed genetic information from hair samples that lack a root.
The tweet, spread by thousands online and retweeted by a member of President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign advisory board, shows the breakneck speed at which misinformation can spread, and illustrates an eagerness to use such events for partisan purposes.