Cyanoacrylate: Investigators often perform cyanoacrylate (superglue) processing, or fuming, of a surface before applying powders or dye stains. This process, typically performed on non-porous surfaces, involves exposing the object to cyanoacrylate vapors. The vapors (fumes) will adhere to any prints present on the object allowing them to be viewed with oblique ambient … [Read more...] about Latent Fingerprints on the Neck of a Glass Bottle
Archives for August 2014
The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Some have argued that medical marijuana's legalization will lead to higher crime rates. But according to a new study at UT Dallas, legalization of medical cannabis is not an indicator of increased crime. It actually may be related to reductions in certain types of crime, said Dr. Robert … [Read more...] about No Correlation Between Medical Marijuana Legalization and Crime Increase?
Most parents who experienced intimate partner violence had children that grew to face violence in their own adult relationships, according to a study published by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. These families, unfortunately, were not able to break the cycle of violence," said Kelly Knight, an Assistant Professor at the College of Criminal … [Read more...] about Study Explores Intimate Partner Violence Across Generations
Future in the Past expresses an idea or action that a person in retrospect thought might happen in the future regardless of the actual outcome. Liars often disguise their lies using "Future in the Past." When liars tell their stories, they transport themselves back in time and then describe what they would have done in the past, not what they actually did. Future in the Past … [Read more...] about Future in the Past: Deception in the Present
While intoxicated and unconscious at a party, 15-year-old Audrie Pott was sexually assaulted by three of her peers. The three assailants drew on her partly exposed body, took photos of her, and then proceeded to share the photos with others online. After using social media to piece together events she had no memory of, Audrie died by suicide. During the court proceedings … [Read more...] about New Bill: Treatment for Perpetrators of Sexual Assault