A drug trafficker who managed to evade capture for 15 years by cutting and burning the skin of his fingertips and having it replaced with micro-implants has been arrested by Spanish police.
When studying burglaries in a particular city, researchers must adjust their model's parameters and functions to correlate both qualitatively and quantitatively with real data.
Boxing trainer Ramon Sosa was marked for death by his wife. This is the story of how he survived, thanks to a surprising savior.
Sicilian gangsters dropped 25kg (55lb) cast-iron weights on to the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other vulnerable people to obtain insurance payments for fake car accidents worth hundreds of thousands of euros, according to police, who have arrested 11 people in the case.
The challenge posed by Russian organised crime is a formidable one – and not just at home. Across the world, it trafficks drugs and people, arms insurgents and gangsters, and peddles every type of criminal service, from money laundering to computer hacking. For all that, much of the rest of the world remains willing – indeed, often delighted – to launder these gangsters’ cash and sell them expensive penthouse apartments.
TBI is linked to greater violence and to problems when in prison, so better support could help to reduce the likelihood of offending or re-offending, and reduce the societal costs of incarceration.
Security analysts and cartel sources agree that a key factor in the transformation of underworld rivalries into a full-throttle war has been the cartels’ recruitment of elite soldiers.
A court in Malta has heard that the powerful car bomb used to kill the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was detonated by a mobile phone signal sent from a boat off the island’s coast as part of a carefully planned operation lasting several months.
Viewing a mugshot along with a question like "is this the person who did it?" can lead to the creation of a specific association between the person and the queried action.
Five prisoners in the US built two personal computers from parts, hid them behind a plywood board in the ceiling of a closet, and then connected those computers to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's (ODRC) network to engage in cybershenanigans.
Black Widow killers murder those close to them, usually those who they have some form of romantic association with, such as a husband or lover, however, they also prey on their own relatives….[They] murder for the purpose of financial gain, through using romance to initiate the process.
"In July 1944 I was working in the kitchen at Birkenau when I saw a woman, whose daughter was in an adjoining camp, go to the dividing wire in order to speak to her daughter. Grese who was passing on a bicycle, immediately got off, took off her leather belt and beat the woman with it. She also beat her on the face and head with her fists, and when the woman fell to the ground she trampled on her. The woman’s face became swollen and blue...the woman was in the hospital for three weeks suffering from the effects of the beating."
Women have proved that they are capable of deploying violence in ways that seem to demonstrate choice and agency – sometimes in heinous ways.
Female serial killers primarily kill for money, while male serial killers primarily kill for sex. This aligns with evolutionary psychological theory suggesting that women have evolved to place a premium on securing resources. Male serial killers tend to stalk and kill strangers. But female serial killers tend to kill people they know.
Sentences given to those convicted of crimes may be partially polluted by the sleep of those giving the punishments.
Beyond DNA, fingerprints, and bacteria, mobile device users deposit a wide variety of chemicals that have potential forensic value. The technique is not limited to phones – it can be used with other objects such as keys, wallets, and computers.
DNA profiling is commonly used for identification in forensic science and archaeology because DNA is unique to each individual. However, environmental and chemical processes can degrade DNA, limiting its usefulness over time. In contrast, protein is more stable than DNA but can also have variations that may be unique to the individual.
Rioters were drawn from the poorest communities, had a sense of being constantly harassed by the police and felt that their opportunities were limited and shrinking.
witnesses make fewer errors when they are interviewed together than when they are interviewed separately. This stands in sharp contrast with current police guidelines to always interview witnesses separately.
Jurors who are allowed to take and review notes during court trials are less likely to forget critical evidence.