Tag Archives: DNA

6 Groundbreaking Moments in Criminal Justice

Throughout history, the criminal justice system—both domestic and abroad—has been consistently challenged to develop innovations to combat the growing threats that confront society. Here are six historical moments that forever changed how law and order is preserved. Photo courtesy of … Continue reading

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DNA Profiling Solves the Murder: 5 Cold Cases Resolved in 2016

Photo courtesy of tuuv.tk. The accuracy of DNA profiling is developing at a rapid pace. And, as a result, the landscape of modern law enforcement is evolving. The accurate results of criminal DNA analysis not only assist in putting criminals … Continue reading

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Modern DNA Profiling: Two Infamous Cold Cases Solved

Photo courtesy of kotatv.com. Once the horrific act of murder has been committed, there is generally a relatively short window of time for law enforcement to solve the mystery. As time passes, the chance of a solving a murder case … Continue reading

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6 Fascinating Advances in Forensic Science

Photo courtesy of http://www.mitnicksecurity.com. Forensic science is a captivating topic, as evidenced by the droves of television shows and movies that dabble in the theme. The problem is – these programs, albeit entertaining, are full of misinformation. One common entertainment … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Understanding Mitochondrial DNA with D.P. Lyle

I’m absolutely delighted to have D.P. Lyle on my blog today! He’s an amazing writer, doctor, and forensic expert. I had the honor and opportunity to serve with him on a panel at Bouchercon 2014 to talk about forensics and … Continue reading

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FACT or FICTION: Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation Portrayed in Entertainment

(article originally posted on CrimeFictionBook.com 11/19/2015) If you’re not already reading crime writer/criminologist Jennifer Chase’s blog and Emily Stone series of novels, you’re missing out. In addition to those great reads, Chase cranks out posts on her website worthy of a … Continue reading

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Gruesome Mysteries: Forensics Cracks the Case

Photo courtesy of fineartamerica.com For many of us, the area in which we live is filled with relative peace and tranquility. But, sometimes, a gruesome and brutal crime will occur in our community. And then suddenly, that harmony is turned … Continue reading

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