murder http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Military Contracts http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-military-contracts <p>Host Ben Kieffer <span class="userContent">covers a number of topics in a roundup of the week's news including a conversation with Iowa Public Radio's </span>Cedar Rapids reporter <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/durrie-bouscaren">Durrie Bouscaren</a> on how <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/impact-military-spending-cuts-uneven-among-iowas-defense-companies">Iowa military</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wars-end-iowa-defense-contractors-seek-new-markets">contractors have</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decline-contracting-means-new-roles-service-me Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:01:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 33161 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Military Contracts The Anatomy of a False Confession http://iowapublicradio.org/post/anatomy-false-confession <p>The<a href="http://www.innocenceproject.org/"> Innocence Project</a> says that in about <a href="http://www.innocenceproject.org/fix/False-Confessions.php">25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent defendants made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pled guilty</a>. People sometimes confess to crimes they didn&rsquo;t commit. But,why?</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:21:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 30269 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Anatomy of a False Confession The Cutting Edge of Forensic Science http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cutting-edge-forensic-science <p>Over a hundred years ago, searching for fingerprints became routine in crime scene investigation. In the intervening years the tools of forensic investigation have greatly evolved. Host Ben Kieffer speaks to Iowa State University Mechanical Engineer <a href="http://www.me.iastate.edu/directory/faculty/daniel-attinger/">Daniel Attinger</a> about <a href="http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/04/18/bloodstains">his research for the U.S. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:00:49 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 22015 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Cutting Edge of Forensic Science