Years ago, most detectives stopped trying to retrieve fingerprints from shell casings. A new method, touted as 25 times better, could change that.
Las Vegas's death investigators witnessed the atrocities of the Route 91 shooting, then had to grapple with the difficult task of healing themselves.
Katherine Schweit thinks people don’t realize how much power they have to prevent mass shootings.
Ideological lines get tangled when reforming the system means people once barred from owning firearms can get them back.
The city that set the bar for sharing ballistic intel is pushing its successful approach regionwide.
Criminologists thought it was impossible to get DNA off of shell casings, but a technique pioneered in the Netherlands is having notable results.
We talked to author Alex Kotlowitz about what’s changed, and what hasn’t, in his city over the past 30 years.
A push by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to improve…
We set out to determine how domestic killers in South Carolina got their guns. Instead, we found evidence of a widespread breakdown of critical crime-fighting intel.
A national database of shell casings has been deployed unevenly. So the DOJ is encouraging lawyers who want to use it to link and crack cases.
New Jersey and Delaware have laws mandating that investigators use an innovative ballistics system called NIBIN. The other 48 states don’t — and their reticence makes it harder to ID shooters everywhere.
If you’re curious about potential solutions for the nation’s gun violence crisis, watch this crime-fighting tool in action.