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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...

Human remains decompose in B.C. waters in less than four days

Human remains lost in deep waters off the B.C. coast decompose at a much faster rate than previously thought, suggests a new Simon Fraser...

New forensics technique calculates exact time of death

Determining the time of death isn't an exact science, and it becomes less and less exact as time passes. But a new method, developed...

Unique DNA marking system helps catch thieves

HUNDREDS of suspects have been screened in custody as part of a operation launched by Cheshire Police to target those who commit a crime. A...

Has forensic science made it impossible to commit the perfect crime?

Has forensic science made it impossible to commit the perfect crime? Sarah Freeman meets a leading professor who always tries to be one step...

How wine smelling techniques could help solve crime

Alison Davidson is a kind of olfactory Sherlock. A quiet but crisp scientist who runs the forensics lab at the University of Staffordshire, she...

State Agency: Analysis of Evidence in Bobo Case Finished

Authorities say they have completed their analysis of more than 460 pieces of evidence in the case of a woman whose partial remains were...

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...

Could police use perfume to catch criminals?

Forensics experts are building chemical profiles of popular fragrances where they hope to use them to identify scents left on items touched by criminals. By building...

Legos help solve 23-year-old Salt Lake County murder cold case

SALT LAKE CITY — Police have cracked a 23 year-old cold case murder thanks, in part, to a Lego. Unified Police announced an aggravated murder...

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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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