Daily Archives: August 5, 2019

I gave my DNA away. Can I get it back?

A growing number of people are willingly handing over their DNA to corporations in return for learning about their ancestry or to get health reports.
Why are we prepared to make this trade with our most intimate of data and what are we getting in return?
And what happens if you want your data back?

Much-needed facility: At long last, Sindh gets own forensic lab

KARACHI: For the law enforcement agency, forensic science is an indispensable part of the toolkit when it comes to solving crimes. Made popular by its myriad depictions in movies and television series, most investigations nowadays would be incomplete without a forensics component.

RTP research group spearheads effort to clear backlog of sexual assault cases

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (WTVD) — The backlog of sexual assault test kits isn’t just a problem in North Carolina, it’s a national issue.
And the effort to not only clear the backlog but also to reform the way sexual assault investigations are handled is being spearheaded in Research Triangle Park.

The Importance and Impact of Cold Case Units

Practitioners from across the criminal justice system speak to the importance of cold case units and the impact they can have.