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June 01, 2015
Old rape kits and 4 brave women bring rapist to justice

Old rape kits and 4 brave women bring rapist to justice

The Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Task Force is building cases based on the DNA results of thousands of newly tested rape kits - Full Story
May 31, 2015
Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

Tens of thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice - Full Story
May 12, 2015

FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science

Advancing technologies have put such techniques under more scrutiny, including from judges, and highlighted the limits of once-established practices - Full Story
April 08, 2015

Report: Detroit model in effort to clear rape-kit backlog

The city's success in clearing the backlog could be a model for other cities facing similar problems - Full Story
April 07, 2015
Police testing spent shell casings faster to solve cases

Police testing spent shell casings faster to solve cases

Police in Denver are leading a national trend to put ballistics evidence into the hands of investigators quicker — before leads dry up and suspects disappear - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Vice President Biden touts funding for rape kit testing

Vice President Joe Biden says $41 million in federal funds approved by Congress will help clear rape kit backlogs across the country - Full Story
March 10, 2015

Memphis police: Backlogged rape kits tested, suspects ID'd

Memphis, Houston, Cleveland and Detroit are among the U.S. cities working to reduce a backlog of thousands of untested rape kits - Full Story
March 07, 2015
DNA clears Nev. woman imprisoned 35 years for murder

DNA clears Nev. woman imprisoned 35 years for murder

A judge tossed Woods' conviction in September after new DNA tests linked the Reno crime to an Oregon inmate - Full Story
February 24, 2015

Hundreds of DNA matches as Houston clears rape kit backlog

Evidence from more than 6,600 rape kits that went untested for years have turned up 850 hits in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles - Full Story
February 13, 2015

3D laser scanner could revolutionize police procedures

Over the past couple days, Pittsburgh emergency management and homeland security have been training to use a 3-D laser scanner - Full Story



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