Criminal Justice http://kunc.org en Could Detectives Use Microbes To Solve Murders? http://kunc.org/post/could-detectives-use-microbes-solve-murders In the woods outside Huntsville, Texas, scientists are trying to determine whether they can use the microbes that live on the human body as microscopic witnesses that could help catch criminals.<p>It's a strange scene at the <a href="http://www.shsu.edu/%7Estafs/">Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility</a>. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:37:00 +0000 Rob Stein 49954 at http://kunc.org Could Detectives Use Microbes To Solve Murders? A Look At Three Types Of Lawyers Who Defend The Poor http://kunc.org/post/look-three-types-lawyers-who-defend-poor This year marks the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/15/174331300/50-years-after-key-case-problems-defending-the-poor-persist">50th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision</a>: <em>Gideon v. Wainwright</em> in which the justices ruled, unanimously, that defendants in criminal cases deserved legal representation in state courts. If defendants could not afford counsel, the state would have to provide it. Those lawyers are known as public defenders. A new HBO documentary, <em>Gideon's Army</em>, follows three black public defenders working in the Deep South. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:28:27 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 46494 at http://kunc.org A Look At Three Types Of Lawyers Who Defend The Poor Justice Department Looks For Ways To Recruit Forensic Pathologists http://kunc.org/post/justice-department-looks-ways-recruit-forensic-pathologists Television crime dramas may draw big audiences, but they don't seem to work as a recruiting tool for forensic pathologists.<p>A <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/07/31/2012-18640/increasing-the-supply-of-forensic-pathologists-in-the-united-states-a-report-and-recommendations">draft report</a> by a Justice Department scientific working group laments the nation's shortage of these specialists who perform autopsies to determine the cause of death, whether from disease or foul play. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:45:00 +0000 Matthew Fleming 31849 at http://kunc.org Justice Department Looks For Ways To Recruit Forensic Pathologists Capitol Conversation: Criminal Justice Bills Spark Heated Debate http://kunc.org/post/capitol-conversation-criminal-justice-bills-spark-heated-debate <p>There have been a host of bills during the legislative session focusing on criminal justice. Many of these measures have been controversial and sparked heated debate amongst lawmakers. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:50:24 +0000 Bente Birkeland 25262 at http://kunc.org Capitol Conversation: Criminal Justice Bills Spark Heated Debate