Science Thursdays: NY Governor Responds to Lab Scandal
Self-destructing computer data storage, the UK sees forensic research privatized, and persisting problems American crime labs – here’s a roundup of forensic news:
Unlike magnetic-based hard drives,
data stored on flash drives and other solid state memory can self-erase
, creating evidentiary problems.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed the State Inspector General to investigate the Nassau County police crime lab.
Subpoenas were issued
on Tuesday to the
Nassau police department and several civilian lab
The D.C. City Council is holding a hearing on how
flawed breathalyzer equipment
calls into question hundreds of drunken driving convictions.
Since 2009, Houston has been using private consultants to run the city’s
because of earlier problems.
privatization of forensic science research
raises concerns over whether private companies, afraid of commercial competition, will refuse to reveal procedures used in forensic testing.
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