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NIST Corner: Complex DNA Mixtures

NIST tools help forensic biologists interpret complex DNA mixtures.

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Terminology in Forensics: Its Use and Abuse

When improper terminology is applied to evidentiary items, confusion is introduced that can make it difficult or even impossible to interpret the case at hand.

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Technology: The Trojan Horse of Change

Helping shape the future of crime scene management.

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Getting a Handle on Processing Vehicles

A technique for finding, processing, and recovering latent prints from the back of an interior car-door handle.

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Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.

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