Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Technology sheds new light on fingerprints and other evidence

Forensic science manager Greg Mason calls it the Ferrari of crime scene processing. He's talking about the new full spectrum imaging systems designed to detect...

The Chemistry of the Odour of Decomposition

Decomposition is an incredibly complicated process, but we do know a little about the chemical culprits behind some of the terrible smells as the...

Canadian court rejects fingerprint evidence

In 2013, R. vs Bornyk was heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia before The Honourable Mr. Justice Funt. The case is centered on a single...

National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at D.C. crime lab

One of the national organizations that govern DNA laboratories has ordered the District’s new crime lab to immediately suspend all DNA casework after concluding...
Michael Whyte
Crime Scene Officer and Fingerprint Expert with over 12 years experience in Crime Scene Investigation and Latent Print Analysis. The opinions or assertions contained on this site are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as those of any professional organisation or policing body.
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In May 2019, I was interviewed by Eric Ray and Glenn Langenburg for The DoubleLoop Podcast. We discussed forensics down under, some of the travels, teaching, and technology that I’ve been involved with lately and our collaboration together to launch the new DoubleLoop Podcast Website.

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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.

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