THREAD OF EVIDENCE

THREAD OF EVIDENCE


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November 04, 2019

Forensic death investigator DrRon Martinelli introduces you to the fascinating world of forensic animation. Learn from forensic animator Scott Roeder what forensic animation is and how this new forensic science is used to accurately reconstruct crime e...

October 14, 2019

While informal criminal profiling has been around for centuries, in 1974 the FBI formed its Behavioral Science Unit to study serial predators. Since then, the art and science of criminal profiling has been the subject of books and TV shows,

October 07, 2019

It is impossible for most of us to believe that anyone would confess to a crime he or she didn’t commit. And, yet, former convicted felons exonerated by DNA have proven over and over that some people do; in fact,

September 24, 2019

Game of Thrones inventor George R.R. Martin said, “All Men Carry Murder in Their Heart, yet even so, the poisoner is beneath contempt.” Even for those of us who deal with murder on a regular basis, there is something especially chilling about the cold,...

September 18, 2019

As far back as the 14th century, the justice system understood that it is unfair to try a criminal defendant who does not understand the nature of the charges against him and/or who, due to a mental illness or defect,

September 03, 2019

Type the word “terrorism” in google and you’ll find articles on white supremacy, jihadism, and mass shootings. It’s a topic that is loaded with conflict and fraught with confusion. But what exactly counts as terrorism and what does politics have to do ...

August 13, 2019

Memory is an integral part of any court proceeding. Jurors often evaluate witnesses on how credible they are based on how detailed, emotional or consistent their memories are. Few people are more compelling on the stand than an eye witnesses.

July 26, 2019

September 11, 2001 will always be the day remembered most as the moment terrorism came to New York and changed our country forever. Since this day, social scientists, government agencies, and law enforcement organizations have struggled to understand,

July 25, 2019

When words become weapons, we have something to worry about. “Racism” has lost its meaning and is now being used like a bludgeon for all manner of  crimes, real and imagined (mostly imagined). Iran is playing a dangerous game of chicken with the West.

July 14, 2019

Understanding and Investigating Munchausen by Proxy (Medical Child Abuse) In 1977, British pediatrician Dr. Roy Meadow wrote up two cases of mothers whom he believed were intentionally making their children sick in order to get attention and sympathy ...