Daily Archives: July 30, 2014

Solving crimes the hi-tech way

solving_crime-delh_2029587fINDIA- With the number of pending cases mounting at the only Forensic Science Laboratory, the government has roped in private players.
To ensure that evidence collection is done in a professional and scientific manner, the Delhi Government is in the process of establishing a Mobile Crime Scene Unit. The unit will function as a mobile forensic science laboratory and accompany policemen to the crime scene for lifting evidence.

Home Office rewards police innovation with £50 million

GATCAll forces in England and Wales benefit from Police Innovation Fund
Every police force in England and Wales will receive a share of a £50 million Home Office fund for projects aimed at transforming policing through innovation and collaboration.
The successful schemes include investment in body-worn camera, groundbreaking forensics techniques and joint working between the police and fire service.
Forces were awarded money for new approaches to tackle anti-social behaviour and rural crime; a project to help young runaways; and work to improve the way the police interact with people with mental health problems

Wrongly Convicted, Ireland Makes Case For Compensation

IrelandHARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland — an innocent man convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a Wallingford mother — was convinced he’d die in prison, of old age or, more likely, of violence.
Every waking moment of his 21 years in prison he had a knot of fear in his stomach. He was surrounded by violence and by violent people — murderers, rapists, armed robbers.

Victims wait for justice as rape kits sit in lab backlogs

sexual assault kitsLOUISVILLE, Ky. —Thousands of rape kits are collecting dust in crime labs across the country while many offenders remain free.
It’s become such a problem that Congress is considering legislation to give $41 million in grant money to help clear the backlog.