“Forensics pioneer and miniaturist Frances Glessner Lee crafted tiny dioramas in the 1940s to teach investigators to search for clues and assess a scene.”
“In a checklist of responses to a large-scale disaster, victim identification comes low down the pecking order.”
She Was Killed by the Police. Why Were Her Bones in a Museum?
“Katricia Dotson’s remains were studied, disputed, displayed and litigated.”
The Secret History Of The Internet’s Funniest Buzzer-Beater
Online video in the pre-YouTube era tended to be low-res, anonymous, and utterly without provenance. You didn’t know who made the video, who was in the video, or where the damn thing came from. Well, thanks to this rollicking piece of forensics, now you do — at least for one seminal clip in which an […]
Don’t F**K With the Pet Detectives
To catch a serial killer.
In Just 40 Hours, You Too Can Be an Expert
Pamela Colloff took the same 40-hour course that is the sum total of the training many blood spatter experts claim… and it did not inspire confidence in the reliability of this particular forensic “science.”
When Forensic “Science” Is Anything But
Despite what “Law & Order: CSI” tells us, blood spatter patterns don’t necessarily hold all the keys to a crime scene.
Bringing Up the Bodies: How NecroSearch Helps Police to Locate the Dead
Why do they volunteer their time in such a grisly enterprise? To bring closure to the families of the dead.