Fooling Smartphone Fingerprint Readers?

A story in the NYT, here, about research published Monday by researchers at New York University and Michigan State University suggesting that fake fingerprints prints that include common features.  The researchers did not use a phone maker’s software, though, and apparently companies are investigating anti-spoofing protections.  Chris Boehnen, of the federal government’s Odin program, said: “What’s concerning here… Read More Fooling Smartphone Fingerprint Readers?

Culture of forensic science limits growth

The recent pre-publication draft of the PCAST report on forensic science describes faults and fixes for many forensic disciplines, including DNA, firearms, fingerprints, impression evidence, and bitemarks. Numerous stakeholders have already criticized the report on a variety of points, including that no forensic experts were on the committee, the committee ignored large amounts of research… Read More Culture of forensic science limits growth

A new book on forensic reform

Forensic Science Reform Protecting the Innocent Elsevier, 2017.  ISBN: 978-0-12-802719-6 Edited by Wendy J. Koen and C. Michael Bowers Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis, Max M. Houck Microscopic Hair Comparison, Max M. Houck Arson, John Lentini and Rachel Dioso-Villa Shaken Baby Syndrome, Waney Squier Bite Mark Evidence, C. Michael Bowers and Ray Krone Firearms Identification, Sarah… Read More A new book on forensic reform