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Cincinnati police chief uses technology to stop crime

CINCINATTI, OHIO Cincinnati’s police chief is leading an effort to fight crime with technology. The Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2p08BUf) that Eliot Isaac has sought to expand the force’s technology efforts since becoming chief in 2015. Isaac’s three-point plan includes new gun violence technology, body cameras and a witness advocacy program. The department aims to curb violent crime and increase community engagement ... Read More »

Caught by a hair: Quick, new identification of hair may help crime fighters

Lily Huang crushes up the human hair prior to testing. Credit: Image courtesy of Queen’s University Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen’s professor Diane Beauchemin. Dr. Beauchemin (Chemistry) and student Lily Huang (MSc’15) have developed a cutting-edge technique to identify human hair. Their test is quicker than DNA analysis techniques currently ... Read More »