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Editorial: State law requires inmate DNA

OWH May 22, 2017 State prison officials are now on the way to following state law by requiring DNA swabs of convicted felons. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services no longer lets inmates refuse to provide the samples without suffering consequences — which was occurring before The World-Herald revealed the practice. View Full Report

Recent Developments in the Forensic Sciences

Office of the Deputy Attorney General Forensic science is generally dated to Hans Gross’ Handbuch für Untersuchungsrichter, Polizeibeamte, Gendarmen (Handbook for Magistrates, police officials, military policemen), which was published in 1893, although forensic medicine and forensic toxicology are much older. Edmond Locard established the first crime laboratory in 1910 in Lyon, France. View Full Report

Student sexting a ‘growing problem,’ in middle and high schools, leading to legislation, Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley says

Gintautas Dumcius Sexting – the sending of sexually explicit messages via text message — is a “growing problem” in middle schools and high schools, leading to the need for legislation that could curb it, a top prosecutor said Tuesday. “We see it all the time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said at a press […]

While fighting lawsuit, Facebook introduces new tools to identify ‘revenge porn’

ABA Journal Social media giant Facebook will use technology to automatically stop users from uploading images known to be “revenge porn,” the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/04/05/facebook-takes-new-steps-to-stop-revenge-pornimages-from-spreading/) and CNN (http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/05/technology/facebook-revenge-porn/) reported Wednesday. “Revenge porn” images are nude or sexual photos posted online without the consent of those pictured. View Full Article