Understanding Bias in Forensic Science

Forensic science is the use of the scientific method and interdisciplinary scientific techniques to investigate crimes, identify and examine crime scenes, and present evidence in a criminal trial. Stories of early forensic investigations can be found as far back as…

Fiber Evidence from Crime Scene Investigations

Criminal investigations have been used for centuries in an effort to fight crime. The techniques used have evolved over the years, and the field of forensic science can now solve more crimes than ever before. Modern forensics labs utilize cutting…

DNA Sequencing to Save Endangered Species

Since the 1980’s, DNA evidence has been used in the criminal justice system to help convict violent offenders and, just as importantly, exonerate innocent individuals. An approach often used is DNA profiling, a technique where investigators compare the base pair…