Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

New Tools for Law Enforcement Being Created at Rutgers University–Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. -Crime scenes might yield DNA evidence to help reveal the identity of a criminal, but law enforcement investigators often are stymied in that determination because genetic material collected can come from more than one person.
A Rutgers University–Camden researcher is working to create new scientific approaches to forensics that may provide new crime-solving tools for law enforcement agencies.

IARPA Wants to Identify Criminals From Their Skin Cells

The goal isn’t to replace DNA analysis but rather add another technology to forensic analysts’ toolbox.

DNA Evidence Exonerates a Man of Murder After 20 Years in Prison

The headlines are disturbingly familiar: A person, usually male and often black, who has spent a substantial stretch of his life behind bars is freed after DNA evidence shows that he is innocent.
That was the case for Horace Roberts, 60, who was released from a California prison on Oct. 3 after DNA evidence exonerated him in the 1998 killing of his former girlfriend and co-worker.

The culprit’s name remains unknown. But he licked a stamp, and now his DNA stands indicted

There was just enough spit on the back of the 9-cent stamp to piece together the identity of the person who licked it. Everything except for his name.