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Inside the Australia body farm: Where scientists and detectives go to learn about death

The barbed wire gate creaks open, beckoning us into a most unusual paddock. A few steps forward and we all stand still, staring. The first...

Video: Fingerprints & Sweat Glands

Amazing time lapse footage of the secretion of sweat from the eccrine glands in the hand and how, when in contact with a surface,...

The Real Science of Forensics

In this episode of SciShow, we’re going to investigate a murder. But first, we’re going to have to learn all about forensics, the use...

Fingerprint Fabrication/Forgery – The Bourne Supremacy

Saw this good example of what a Fingerprint Fabrication/Forgery looks like from 'The Bourne Supremacy' if you were unsure what one looked like. So "Spoiler Alert" for...

The Work of a Crime Scene Photographer

The popularity of TV shows like Dexter and CSI has made forensic science cool; Not only do shows like Law and Order and the CSI...

Video: Stitching together partial fingerprints

From Season 2 of The Blacklist, Episode 18 to be precise, where some guy in the Forensics Lab called "Osborne" manages to stitch together...

How do fingerprints form?

How do fingerprints form? Even though many people think it’s random, a lot of it has to do with your genes! Great video, especially for...

What Happens To Our Bodies After We Die?

Our focus tends to be on dying, death and the afterlife - but how many of us know what actually happens to our physical vessel when...

Video: Fingerprint Fallibility

From Season 1,  of the tv show 'The Firm' where the fallibility of fingerprint evidence is discussed in court. Mentions of minimum number of...

Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes

Forensic entomologists study how bugs colonize dead bodies to help establish a time of death. Maggots, which are actually the larvae of flies, have helped...

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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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