The practice of rendering appearance from forensic samples is called “Forensic DNA Phenotyping” (FDP) or “molecular photofitting,” and there are a handful of scientists and companies around the world trying to make this not only scientifically possible, but also a useful law enforcement tool. FDP has already been used to create a new kind of police sketch.
When objects are called on to give legal testimony, it forces lawyers, architects and designers to rethink their practices.
A vigilante white-washes a famous piece of street art; A professor is ejected for crowd-surfing at a classical recital; ARCA (the Association for Research into Crimes against Art) held its annual Art Crime conference in Central Italy
The New Inquiry is pleased to announce the launch of White Collar Crime Risk Zones, a predictive policing application that targets white collar crime. View…