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Presenting Fingerprint Comparisons in Court using Forensic Comparison Software

This video gives the fingerprint technician some ideas on how to present a Fingerprint Comparison result to the court that looks professional. To accomplish this...

Assessing the reliability of a clothing-based forensic identification

According to the testimony of FBI forensic analysts, the patterns seen on denim are reliably unique and can be used to identify a suspect in surveillance footage. A paper published this week puts denim-pattern analysis through its paces, finding that it isn’t particularly good at matching up identical pairs of jeans—and may create a number of “false alarm” errors to boot.

Forensic technology developed at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals to destroy fingerprint evidence

The advanced detection technique, which allows investigators to take prints from problematic exhibits, such as spent ammunition casings, was carried out in partnership with the...

Double rapist forced victim to scrub bloodstains off her body to remove forensic evidence

A rapist who forced a victim to scrub bloodstains from her body in a bid to get rid of forensic evidence has been jailed. Andrew Peters,...

Virginia judge rules police can require suspect to unlock cell phone with fingerprint

Recently, there was a lot of press coverage about a Virginia court ruling on how the Fifth Amendment applies to bypassing a smart phone...

Mathematics in Forensic Science

Mathematics is fast becoming one of the most important techniques in crime detection. Where once a Sherlock Holmes would have had to be content...

3D printing company brings evidence to life in criminal trials

The courtroom is traditionally a place steeped in history, and governed by laws that were passed many centuries ago. But one Florida-based company wants...

Can DNA Demand A Verdict?

In 1987, forensic DNA analysis made its first appearance in a US courtroom. Originally known as "DNA fingerprinting," this type of analysis is now...

Qualifying Value of Forensic Evidence

CSI and Numbers leads many people to believe that forensic science is a highly technical field relying on experts that always have a definitive...

Court to weigh dubious evidence

FORENSIC experts hope the High Court will set new limits on the use of questionable scientific evidence in courtrooms in two ­upcoming cases. In the...

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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...

Presenting Fingerprint Comparisons in Court using Forensic Comparison Software

This video gives the fingerprint technician some ideas on how to present a Fingerprint Comparison result to the court that looks professional. To accomplish this...

New modified fingerprint chemical that fluoresces touch DNA on clothing

In sexual assault and burglary investigations, the recovery of DNA from items that have been handled by the suspect is very important....
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