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Six eyewitnesses misidentified a murderer – here’s what went wrong in...

Laura Smalarz, Arizona State University On the strength of six eyewitnesses’ lineup identifications, Lydell Grant was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for the...

Overloaded morgues, mass graves and infectious remains: How forensic pathologists handle...

Ahmad Samarji, Phoenicia University Editor’s note: Most scientists and doctors in the coronavirus crisis are working to save the living. Those in the field of...

Privacy concerns don’t stop people from putting their DNA on the...

Sarah Esther Lageson, Rutgers University Americans are embracing the use of DNA databases to solve crimes. Over the past year DNA submitted to ancestry websites have...

How corruption in forensic science is harming the criminal justice system

Jessica S. Henry, Montclair State University Television crime dramas like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and its many spin-offs have fostered the popular belief that forensic...

Is a polygraph a reliable lie detector?

Jessica Gabel Cino, Georgia State University Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who’s accused Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, released...

Blood in your veins is not blue – here’s why it’s...

Marisia Fikiet, University at Albany, State University of New York and Igor Lednev, University at Albany, State University of New York Whenever you see blood...

Forensic evidence largely not supported by sound science – now what?

Jessica Gabel Cino, Georgia State University Forensic science has become a mainstay of many a TV drama, and it’s just as important in real-life criminal...

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Jeremiah Johnson, North Carolina State University Shared dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, transport riders over short distances in cities. Ride share companies promote them as...