Daily Archives: August 17, 2011

Beast saves police, attorneys time during evidence retrieval

The Emporia Gaztte Kansas
A year ago, finding an older police evidence record required patience and maybe a small search party.
Today, the Emporia Police Department record area looks a lot different thanks to the BEAST. That is the acronym for barcoded evidence analysis statistics and tracking.

Long-term room temperature preservation of corpse soft tissue: an approach for tissue sample storage.

Author: Mariela CaputoLuis BosioDaniel Corach
Credits/Source: Investigative Genetics 2011, 2:17
Disaster victim identification (DVI) represents one of the most difficult challenges in forensic sciences, and subsequent DNA typing is essential. Collected samples for DNA-based human identification are usually stored at low temperature to halt the degradation processes of human remains.

Md. State Police forensic division awarded high-level accreditation; lab keeps DNA database

Associated Press
PIKESVILLE, Md. — An international crime lab organization is awarding the Maryland State Police’s forensic division its highest level of accreditation.

Police Solved 500 Unsolved Cases through DNA Comparison

KBS World Korea
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency says that it has solved some 500 outstanding cases since the DNA Act was introduced in July of last year.

Calls mount to expand DNA sample collection to fight crimes

The China Post
The China Post news staff –There are growing new calls for collecting DNA samples to more effectively fight raping and other crimes. But a plan to revise existing rules is unlikely to clear the Legislative Yuan this year due to opposition from human rights organizations.