NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD and the Innocence Project have been awarded a joint federal grant to overhaul how police store evidence in old cases.
The $1.25 million money comes from the National Institute of Justice, an agency of the U.S. Justice Department.
Daily Archives: September 25, 2012
Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented the technique of DNA fingerprinting, has announced his retirement.
The technique of DNA finger printing has transformed forensic science and identity testing. It was developed by Professor Jeffreys at the University of Leicester back in 1984. It has since been used in criminal investigations, paternity and immigration disputes, and even conservation biology.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and former Texas Attorney General, released the following statement upon his bipartisan Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act being reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee:
“Today we took a large step toward ensuring justice for victims of sexual assault. I’m encouraged by the bipartisan support the SAFER Act received in the Judiciary Committee and look forward to a vote on the Senate floor.”