What juror won't take the word of a federal agent, and who in the jury box won't be swayed by evidence found, analyzed and presented by a federal agent? It's all in the title. "They know what they're doing, so if they bring evidence to the courtroom it's bound to be fail proof, right?" asks the idealistic, stars-and-stripes juror. Well, it seems that no, FBI agents are just as human as the rest of us.
It's common held belief that violent criminals often suffer from a long history of mental illness that drives their destructive or murderous behavior. But new research published Clinical Psychological Science by APS fellow Jennifer Skeem and colleagues form University of California says the link between mental illness and violence isn't so strong as we thought.
A brand new forum named Cold Case Collective debuted a few days back, set up for those that would like to turn their hand at working in investigations, or those that already are but have that one cold case still bugging them.
A Stone Age site near Frankfurt, Germany, shows evidence of a "final lethal crisis of the first Central European farmers of the Early Neolithic Linearbandkeramik Culture", says a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A new study comes to buckle the widely-held belief that cities with high rate of crime translate directly to higher numbers of police fatalities. The real culprit is a high rate of gun ownership, suggests data collected for over a decade.
Rhino horn powder is a desperately sought after ingredient for traditional medicine in countries such as Vietnam. And the only thing barring the way to traditional health in such places is just a bit of legislation - rhinos are endangered, and killing them is illegal. But sadly (or gladly, depending who you ask) there are always those willing to kill for enough money, poachers, and there's a lot of them.
Analysis of Organic Gunshot Residue (OGSR for shot) may improve how reliable we can tell whether a suspect discharged his weapon or not, as this type if residue are less likely to be contaminated by the environment.