Researchers develop method for creating artificial fingerprints
New forensic laser technique for hair analysis can reveal historical data
Exhumation of Shakespeare to determine cause of death and drug test
Turning clothes into silent witnesses
Forensic experts at the University of Abertay Dundee and the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) are leading the way in the research of new ground-breaking forensic techniques within the field of fingerprints.
Ancient animal urine provides insight into climate change
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Leicester are using an unusual resource to investigate ancient climates prehistoric animal urine.
New forensic technique for identifying cloth fibers
Crime-scene investigators may soon have a new tool to help them catch evildoers. Researchers have demonstrated the proof-of-principle for a new forensic technique to identify individual fibers of cloth, which often all look ...
Cold cases heat up through Lawrence Livermore approach to identifying remains
In an effort to identify the thousands of John/Jane Doe cold cases in the United States, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher and a team of international collaborators have found a multidisciplinary ...
New forensic technique for analysing lipstick traces
(Phys.org) —A study by forensic scientists at the University of Kent has established a new way of identifying which brand of lipstick someone was wearing at a crime scene without removing the evidence from ...
Forensic analysis of car paint
The use of statistical techniques to interpret chemical information has played a key role in developing a more discriminating model for the forensic analysis of car paint.
Real crime scene investigation of blood splatter patterns imperfect
In fictional television shows such as Dexter and CSI, patterns in blood splatters at the scene of crime can be counted on to lead investigators to the killer. In real life, they're a useful tool -- but an ...
Evidence of medical complicity in torture at Guantanamo Bay
Inspection of medical records, case files, and legal affidavits provides compelling evidence that medical personnel who treated detainees at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) failed to inquire and/or document causes of physical injuries ...
New efforts aim to shore up forensic science—but will they work?
Five years ago, a report on the state of forensic science by the National Academy of Sciences decried the lack of sound science in the analysis of evidence in criminal cases across the country. It spurred a flurry of outrage ...
Author Grisham laments bad courtroom science
Best-selling crime author John Grisham told lawmakers that faulty science is all over the US justice system, and urged nationwide improvements to forensic techniques.
Life and death (and sex and sewage) in a Roman town
Forget your preconceptions about the civilised, sparkling, white cityscapes of the ancient world: Real-life Pompeii was an altogether more sordid proposition, as Cambridge classicist Mary Beard is set to explain.