Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Crime Scene Videos

John Oliver on Forensic Science

In October 2017, talk show host John Oliver presented a segment on forensics on his show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”....

Video: Nova – Forensics On Trial

On 17th October 2012, the PBS Show Nova investigates forensic science and examines how what is often perceived as rock solid forensic evidence can sometimes...

Video: Measuring PMI with Maggots

The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative case study video to show how in 1935, when decomposing body parts were found under a bridge, maggots...

Video: How DNA brought the BTK killer down

The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative video to show when BTK started killing, using DNA evidence wasn't the norm. But 20 years later, tiny traces...

Video: The Potential of DNA Profiling

The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative video to show how in 1983, police in Leicestershire, England struggle to make their case - until they join...

Video: Blood Spatter 101

The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative video to show how today, bloodstain pattern analysis is routinely used in murder investigations - analysts draw on...

How to Find Bloodstains

The Smithsonian Channel series: Catching Killers have created an informative video to show when criminals clean up after a violent crime, bloodstain pattern analysts use luminol, one of...

A day in the life of a crime scene cleaner in Western Sydney

From gory crime scenes to severe domestic squalor to stains left by decomposing bodies, a day in the life of professional forensic crime scene...

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Trees and shrubs might reveal the location of decomposing bodies

Plants could help investigators find dead bodies. Botanists believe the sudden flush of nutrients into the soil from decomposition may affect nearby foliage. If...

Are Detectives discounting the associative value of fingerprints that fall short of an identification in their investigations?

Every day, Fingerprint Experts in every latent office across the globe examine fingermarks that they determine to fall short of an identification....

Using the NCIC Bayesian Network to improve your AFIS searches

This National Crime Information Centre (NCIC) Bayesian network is based on the statistical data of general patterns of fingerprints on the hands...

DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

Using fingerprint brushes across multiple crime scenes yields a high risk of DNA cross-contamination. Thankfully an Australian study has discovered a quick and easy way to safely decontaminate fingerprint brushes to prevent this contamination risk and allows the brushes to be safely reused even after multiple cleaning cycles.

Detection of latent fingerprint hidden beneath adhesive tape by optical coherence tomography

Adhesive tape is a common item which can be encountered in criminal cases involving rape, murder, kidnapping and explosives. It is often the case...
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