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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”....

Spatter from blood-soaked sponges could aid gun forensics

Whodunnit? Forensic investigators could soon be able to deduce in much greater detail how specific blood spatter stains were caused at a crime scene. Detectives...

Finding answers in blood-spatter patterns

Blood-spatter experts can see a story in a stain. Homicide detectives know too well the value of blood stain analysis. The pattern of a stain...

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...

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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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