Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

Cold case’ unit to be set up to tackle unsolved crimes

A special “cold case” unit is to be set up to tackle Scotland’s unsolved murders and other serious crimes.

Coroner’s long-forgotten evidence unlocks old mysteries

Los Angeles times California
Using new technology, analysts are accessing evidence from 60,000 cases dating as far back as the 1970s, helping to bring killers and rapists to justice.

NY rape victim speaks out with project to end DNA testing backlog, catch more sexual predators

The Republic New York
A sexual assault survivor who waited 15 years to see her assailant brought to justice, Alexenko — who is featured in an upcoming HBO documentary on sex crime prosecutions — insists authorities often have the evidence to convict predators, but it goes untested for years. It happened to her.

Centre mulls pvt forensic labs

The Times of India
HYDERABAD: Private forensic laboratories will soon take the heat off overburdened national and state forensic facilities when the new Forensic Science Services (Regulatory Board) Bill 2011 is passed.

New SAPS forensic lab completed soon

News 24 South Africa
Cape Town – The public works department will, among other things, soon complete the first ever state-of-the-art forensic laboratory for SAPS in Cape Town, Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde said on Wednesday.

Clueless? Off icials question state’s rationale for closing crime lab as end date approaches

The Anniston Star Alabama
Jacksonville police officers credit much of their success in arresting suspects in the death of Wellborn Elementary School teacher Kevin Thompson to help from a local crime lab that will soon close its doors.