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Queensland police recruit drones in forensic first

In an Australian-first, Queensland Police will deploy drones to help document crime scenes. Two Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs) have been assigned to the QPS Photographics...

Soldiers help identify new IED threats using forensics

As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated, the enemy is adept at making inexpensive improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, and modifying them over...

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...

Should texts, e-mail, tweets and Facebook posts be the new fingerprints in court?

In an episode of the CBS show “Criminal Minds” that aired last year , an FBI team is on a frantic hunt for a...

Battlefield Forensics: Military training on crime scene investigation

Blood spatters cover the walls and bloody hand prints can be seen on the door. The room is a gruesome aftermath of a horrific...

Student leads race for instant DNA detection

PhD candidate Evelyn Linardy is working on a portable DNA testing device that will allow doctors, researchers and border security to identify samples within...

How Will The AirAsia QZ8501 Bodies Be Identified? Indonesian Police Begin Search For DNA Evidence

Hospitals in Surabaya, Indonesia, were preparing Tuesday to receive and identify bodies recovered in the Java Sea that Indonesian officials said may have come...

Why Digital Forensics In Incident Response Matter More Now

By understanding what happened, when, how, and why, security teams can prevent similar breaches from occurring in the future. In the 1991 movie Backdraft, Robert De...

DNA forensics helping crack more property crimes

A potent crime-fighting tool once reserved for the most violent offenses, DNA testing is now helping solve more nonviolent crimes, including thefts, drug offenses...

Could a bacterial ‘fingerprint’ solve a sexual assault case?

A new study suggests that the microbes present on pubic hair -- which vary from person to person -- could be used as evidence...

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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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