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How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath

Understanding important distinctions between criminal sociopaths and psychopaths Many forensic psychologists, psychiatrists and criminologists use the terms sociopathy and psychopathy interchangeably. Leading experts disagree on whether there are meaningful...

Criminals always leave ‘piece of their personality’ at crime scenes: profiler

Every crime betrays something of the personality of the criminal committing it, according to a prominent Ottawa crime profiler. “An offender walks into a crime scene...

Measuring evil: Noted psychiatrist seeks tool to quantify wickedness

Is a “perp” who attempts to permanently scar a victim with a knife more or less depraved than one who forces a child to...

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...

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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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