Daily Archives: April 3, 2018

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Oral and Interesting case abstracts are due June 17. Poster abstracts are due July 15.

Calif. Supreme Court upholds law forcing arrestees to give DNA samples

April 3 (UPI) — The California Supreme Court on Monday held up a controversial state law that allows law enforcement officers to take DNA from anybody arrested or charged with a felony.
In a 4-3 vote, the court ruled in favor of the law, which has allowed California law enforcement officials to create a DNA database of tens of thousands of people who were arrested but never charged or convicted.

The F.B.I. and the Mystery of the Mummy’s Head

A museum wasn’t sure whose head they had put on display. That’s when the F.B.I.’s forensic scientists were called in to crack the agency’s oldest case.