What follows are links (underlined in Bold) to three items that have recently been in the media. I bring them to your attention because they may have an impact upon your current or future Work(s) in Progress.
The first news item comes courtesy of Digital Forensic News and describes how Rhode Island State Police are using a Police Dog to Sniff Out Child Porn Hard Drives. Could your story include such a canine detective? It may not be just like this one; you may have your own ideas that you’d like to share on this post.
The second news item relates to the analysis of DNA and a how a murderer appeared to travel in time. The Time Travel Murder. You may want to consider something similar to this as a way of misleading your fictional police investigation or causing the wrongful arrest of an innocent person. There are many other ideas that you may well come up with after reading the report. You may even want to share some of them, no matter how off-the-wall they may sound.
The third and final news item (for now) comes from Scientific America. It is similar to the earlier link but focuses on arson and asks Can We Trust Crime Forensics? Please bear in mind that it is US based but still may have some bearing on your crime of choice. Maybe you have heard of some similar concerns that you’d like to share via this blog. If so, please feel free to add your comments below.
If you’d like to find more interesting facts, following the links in the British Police and Crime Directory for Writers and Researchers. You can also check out many more facts about policing in 218 Facts a Writer Needs to Know About the Police.