Daily Archives: June 28, 2012

Explore Leading-Edge Forensic DNA Technologies and Techniques at the 2012 International Symposium on Human Identification

MADISON, Wis., Jun 28, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The rapid expansion of DNA technologies has both technical and ethical implications. Forensic professionals interested in learning about developing forensic DNA technologies and exploring the potential impact are invited to join scientists, law enforcement professionals and forensic experts at the 23rd International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), October 15-18 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Alaska glacier wreckage is 1950s military plane

In this Monday June 25, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Army, a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) recovery team works at the site where military aircraft wreckage was found on Colony Glacier, Alaska. The surface was marked with deep crevasses so the team took numerous safety precautions to mitigate the risk. The five-man team initially went out to investigate the area, but deteriorating conditions on the glacier caused the team to transition into recovery mode to ensure the most amount of evidence could be recovered for further analysis at JPAC’s Central Identification Laboratory. Photo: U.S. Army, Jamie D. Dobson / AP

High Court Tempers Stance on Lab Test Testimony

In a 5-4 decision issued June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a rape conviction despite the defendant’s objection that his constitutional right to confront prosecution witnesses was violated because he could not cross-examine the lab test analyst who produced his DNA profile.

Ruling voids Ariz. law on sampling juveniles’ DNA

Analyzing the DNA samples of juveniles who have not been found guilty of any crime is an unconstitutional warrantless search, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.