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How Fingerprints Became Part of the Modern Criminal Investigation

Gabil Sultanov | Posted 01.18.2015 | Crime
Gabil Sultanov

I discovered this very little-known but fascinating murder case that few people outside law-enforcement circles have heard of. It involves the death of two children in the small, seaside Argentine town of Necochea in 1892. As I continued my research into the state of forensics in Argentina and the rest of the world at the time, I came across some very fascinating facts.

"It's About Crime"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was a kid, I wanted to be a private eye (my other eye, I figured, would be public), but I never pursued it because I was sure...

Forensic Confirmation Bias: When the Evidence Doesn't Speak for Itself

Jeff Kukucka | Posted 06.29.2013 | Science
Jeff Kukucka

Latent fingerprint analysis is one of the more well-established domains of forensic science, yet these human examiners are vulnerable to the same confirmation biases that plague us all. It logically follows that other, less 'scientific' domains of forensic science that involve visual comparisons could be similarly hampered.

Fingerprinting Of Immigrants Stirs Privacy Debate

Posted 06.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Police officers have drastically increased their use of fingerprinting technologies to track immigrants and non-criminals, according to a new report. ...

Bloomberg Vs. Cuomo Vs. Quinn On Food Stamp Fingerprinting

Posted 01.06.2012 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed in his State of the State address Wednesday to end the electronic fingerprinting of food stamp recipients in New York City...

Amy Lee

Looking At Who's Looking At You: Users Lack Necessary Tools To See Who's Tracking Them Online | Amy Lee | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

The next time you spend an hour Googling that weird rash on your arm, keep in mind that hundreds of bugs are watching too -- and that you may never kn...

Children Will Be Fingerprinted To Take Out Books At Manchester School Library

Telegraph | Andrew Hough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Students in Manchester are having their thumbprints digitally transformed into electronic codes, which can then be recognised by a computer program. ...

Halloween: A Perfect Time to Think About Crime Detection

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

As our minds fill with thoughts of ghosts and goblins, it seems a fitting time to think about the stories behind two of the tools of crime detection: DNA evidence and fingerprint identification.

Dwight Gomas Spent 17-Months In Rikers After Botched Fingerprints

New York Daily News | John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An innocent Georgia man spent 17 months on Rikers Island on robbery charges before a sharp-eyed detective noticed he was the victim of mismatched fing...