Describing graffiti as a “minor terrorism-related act,” researchers in the UK have used a technique developed for crime-fighting to tag the identity of a Banksy, a highly prolific but secretive street artist. The system could thwart more serious crimes, but its use in outing an anonymous artist shows the potential for…
Well, that’s an enticing array of names. Netflix and David Fincher—who’ve already made magic with House of Cards—are adding Charlize Theron to the mix for drama series Mindhunter, which is based on the true-crime classic by legendary FBI profiler John Douglas.
Are people who grow pot all part of an organized crime ring? Are they simply insane? UK criminologist Gary Potter wanted to find out. He and his colleagues are hoping to form a more accurate picture of people who cultivate marijuana in the UK. These researchers are asking UK residents who grow pot to take an…
What if we could know about a crime before it happens? We could avoid huge amounts of suffering — but even though that goal fuels stories like Minority Report and Person of Interest, it seems to be far away from reality. Until now.
Your spit can pinpoint your age to within five years, making it by far the most accurate age test yet found. This discovery could help identify how old crime scene suspects are, as well as reveal people's true biological ages.
Many of our greatest crime-fighting techniques have their roots in the theories of scientist Carleton Simon, who invented the retinal scanner. But he also had some ludicrious theories about the brains of criminals, as Neurophilosophy's Mo Costandi explains.