Forensic Science

Missing and Exploited Children
Learn how advances in forensic science are helping to solve missing and murdered children cases with advances in identifying DNA and trceanalysis of evidence.

Age-progression star
Age-progression is the process of changing the physical facial features of a person in order to create an idea of what the person may look like now. when a child disappears at the age of 3 and is still missing 11 years later, age-progression can show what he or she would look like now. Find out how.

Criminal Analysis star
Criminal profiling of violent criminals is a technique that FBI agent John Douglas pioneered. Today, the FBI does not use the term profiling, replacing it with the term criminal analysis. Learn how criminal analysis helps find abducted children.

Criminal Analysis of Violent Crimes star
The objective of a criminal analysis, learn who the criminal is and how he (or she) works. By determining certain facts about the subject, law enforcement can eliminate suspects that may not fit the profile. How does it work?

DNA Identifies Jennifer Schuett's Rapist star
The objective of finding and using DNA profiling is to positively place a suspect at the scene of a crime. So how exactly does DNA work? Read my article to see how DNA is changing lives.

DNA and CODIS Solve Decade Old Crime star
The prosecuting attorney’s office talked to the survivors, letting them know the man who assaulted them, has through the miracle of DNA been identified. The women could finally place a name and face to the monster that had struck silently in the night almost a decade ago, Charles Joseph Steffani. Update: Charles Joseph Steffani died in prison in 2008.

DNA Confirms Remains of Samuel & Lindsey Porter star
Brother and sister, Samuel and Lindsey Porter, missing since June 6, 2004 when abducted by their father, Daniel Porter. The children, identified through DNA, are now home with the mother, Tina Porter who never stopped looking for them in the three years they were missing. Here is their story.

Etan Patz America's Milk Carton Missing Child star
Are authorities close to solving the disappearance of Etan Patz? Learn how new developments in forensic science may help determine what happened to the six year old boy who disappeared from Manhattan's SOHO district May 25, 1979.

Forensic Artists Help Missing Children star
The process of age-enhancing a photograph can work miracles for a missing or abducted child. Read my article to find out how the process works.

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