Category Archives: crime

Forensic Files: DNA Cracks Decades-Long Murder Cases #ForensicFriday

Each year, more and more cold murder cases are solved through forensic DNA genetic analysis. As the science continues to evolve and produce tangible results, thousands of victims and their family members receive the bittersweet gifts of justice and closure. … Continue reading

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MURDER by POISON: Two High-Profile Forensic Toxicology Cases #forensic #crime

Forensic toxicology is one of the many fields of science that populates the intriguing world of investigative forensics. The main purpose of forensic toxicology is to aid law enforcement in understanding the extent to which ingested substances contributed to a person’s … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference: Criminology v. Criminalistics

Criminology and criminalistics may sound similar, but they are very much distinct disciplines. While both fields operate within the world of criminal justice, criminology focuses on the sociological aspects of crime, whereas criminalistics centers on investigations through the use of … Continue reading

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Forensic Genealogy Finds the Killer: 3 Cold Cases Recently Solved #crime #coldcase

The Killing of Anita Piteau This past year, the oldest cold murder case in populous Orange County, California was finally solved. A unique aspect of this murder was that the identities of both the victim and killer were unknown for … Continue reading

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Next Generation Threats: The Future of Crime and Crime-Stoppers

It’s the year 2020 – which means, the future is upon us. And, as we look back at the past 20 years, it is apparent that business, technology and cultural norms have rapidly evolved. So, it is no wonder that … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Forensics: 2 Killers Finally Brought to Justice

Thanksgiving is the time of the year when many of us show our gratitude for life’s blessings. For some people, however, this holiday is just another reminder of a horrific memory that never relents. And that haunting recollection is the … Continue reading

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Halloween Murders: The Story Behind 3 Gruesome Killings

Halloween is that uniquely fun time of year when we get in the mood for all things scary and spooky. Whether it’s decorating your yard with creepy zombies – or dressing up as a serial killer for your neighbor’s party … Continue reading

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