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Forensic MagazineMon Nov 19 07:30:40 EST 2018

Falling Death of Woman on Cruise Under Forensic Investigation
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The falling death of an American woman from the top of a cruise ship in the Caribbean earlier this week is being investigated as a homicide, according to multiple international news outlets.
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Inmate Confesses to 90 Deaths; Investigators Corroborate 30
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A man convicted of three California murders and long suspected in numerous other deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, and investigators already have corroborated about a third of those, a Texas prosecutor said Thursday.
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David Warren, Associated Press
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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Victims of Abuse to Disclose Traumatic Testimony?
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Since child victims are often traumatized and potentially abused by their caregivers they can be reluctant to come forward with accusations or disclose relevant information. Yet, what if artificial intelligence could be a useful tool to help young victims tell their stories?
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University of Southern California

FBI Re-creates Decoy Heads Alcatraz Inmates Used in Escape
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Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists.
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Eric Risberg, Associated Press

NYPD Shakes up Sex Crime Unit After Weinstein, Staffing Woes
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The New York City Police Department is shaking up its embattled special victims division, where a top detective has twice been accused of interfering in the Harvey Weinstein investigation and a city watchdog says the staff is stretched too thin to properly review sexual assault cases.
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Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press

New Hampshire’s Most Infamous Cold Case Leads to Unrelated 1985 Tenn. Homicide
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Perhaps the most infamous homicide cold case in American history had an unintended breakthrough: identifying a murder victim found by the side of an interstate in 1985, authorities announced today.
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Police Think Alexa May Have Witnessed a New Hampshire Double Homicide. Now They Want Amazon to Turn Her Over.
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Alexa may have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death on Jan. 27, 2017, in the kitchen of the home in Farmington, N.H., where she lived with her boyfriend. But does Alexa remember any of it?
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Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post

Police Officers 'Open Up' About Body-worn Cameras in a Post-Ferguson Era
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A study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and the University of the West of Scotland is the first to use ethnographic or qualitative research to provide deeper insight into law enforcement officers' personal experiences with and perspectives on body-worn cameras.
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Florida Atlantic University

How Scavengers Can Help Forensic Scientists Identify Human Corpses
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Research at the University of Cape Town has helped scientists to understand the role that scavenging plays in calculating post-mortem intervals.
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Victoria Gibbon, University of Cape Town via The Conversation

Remains Found to Belong to Slain Woman in Decades-old Case
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Authorities say a DNA test has confirmed that skeletal remains found in Alabama decades ago belong to a missing Louisiana woman believed to have been killed.
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Associated Press

Genealogy Cracks Another Cold-Case Homicide in Carlsbad
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Another week — and yet another huge breakthrough in a cold-case homicide through forensic genealogy. Jodine Serrin, 39, was raped and slain on Feb. 14, 2007, and the cold case was among the most infamous in recent Southern California history.
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CIA Considered Potential Truth Serum for Terror Suspects
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Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks.
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Deb Riechmann, Associated Press

Court Ruling Could Erase 20,000 Drunken Driving Convictions
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A ruling issued Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court could cause more than 20,000 drunken driving convictions to be vacated. The justices unanimously found that criminal charges pending against a state police sergeant made breath-testing device test results from five counties inadmissible as evidence.
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Associated Press
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FBI Report Shows 17 Percent Spike in Hate Crimes in 2017
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Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday.
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Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

US Trial of Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Gets Underway
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The infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a bloodthirsty smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into American cities, and a scapegoat for a conspiracy whose actual mastermind bribed crooked Mexican officials as high as the president to keep his freedom.
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Tom Hays, Associated Press

Authorities Announce Arrests in Slaying of 8 Family Members
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A family of four was arrested Tuesday in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural southern Ohio two years ago, the first break in a case that left a community reeling and surviving family members wondering if answers would ever come.
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Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
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New Forensic Journal 'FSI: Synergy' Aims to Get Niche
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How does one get the entire forensic science community on the same page? One new academic journal proposes the way is through an open-access online publication tackling interdisciplinary policy and management questions that could affect everybody, from crime-laboratory directors, to forensic analysts, to police detectives.
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Judges Turning to Imported Juries
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The trial of a Fort Wayne man facing the death penalty for allegedly killing four people more than two years ago could cost Allen County at least $282,500. And the county could be on the hook next year for thousands more as jurors in another high-profile case are selected elsewhere and brought there for trial.
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Matthew LeBlanc, Associated Press

'Astonishing Findings' in New Swedish Report on Extremism and Organized Crime
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A new Swedish report on extremism and organized crime paints a completely new picture of what the stereotypical offender behind those types of crimes looks like.
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Louise Nordstöm, The Local Sweden

Warmer Winter Temperatures Linked to Increased Crime, Study Finds
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Milder winter weather increased regional crime rates in the United States over the past several decades, according to new research that suggests crime is related to temperature's effect on daily activities.
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American Geophysical Union

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