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Forensic Science: The Nexus of Science and the Law
At this program, part of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium series, expert panelists will discuss existing and emerging forensic technologies and examine the basic science underlying these tools and methods. (2005-11-16)
Forensic Science: The Nexus of Science and the Law
During this program, expert panelists will address questions and examine the basic science underlying forensic technologies. (2005-07-05)
Crime scene to court
'Crime Scene to Court: The Essentials of Forensic Science', edited by P.C. (2004-07-09)
New University of Leicester study probes impact of CSI-style programming on jurors
Research assesses how attitudes and expectations may impact on jurors' decision-making in a courtroom. (2008-09-24)
Real-life CSI: Study to gauge stress of forensic scientists
Michigan State University researchers will use a federal grant to investigate the working environments of forensic scientists and develop policy recommendations to improve efficiency and job satisfaction and decrease stress. (2012-02-29)
Detector dogs showcase their forensic talent at ACS meeting
Using animals trained by the Florida highway patrol, forensic chemists will demonstrate the ability of detective dogs to sniff out controlled substances during a special session on Monday, April 8, at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Orlando. (2002-03-28)
Hebrew University scientist first Israeli to receive American forensic science award
For the first time, the world's most prestigious award in the field of forensic science will be awarded to an Israeli scientist. (2005-08-11)
Advances in temporal forensic investigations
The University of Huddersfield is hosting a two-day, multi-disciplined conference which brings together an array of experts from a wide range of scientific disciplines, as well as from different criminal justice agencies (including police) with the aim of demonstrating the latest developments in the field of forensic and related sciences. (2013-08-16)
Iowa State statistician organizes symposium to discuss stronger science behind forensics
Iowa State's Alicia Carriquiry says forensic techniques need to be backed by more science and statistics. (2016-02-10)
Female forensic scientists more stressed than males
Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they're also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University criminologist. (2016-08-18)
Novel method to identify illegal drugs, faster and with greater accuracy
For the identification of illicit drugs in forensic toxicological casework, analysis can be delayed and potentially compromised due to lengthy sample preparation. (2016-11-16)
International move to train more forensic medicine and science experts
A new degree designed to equip doctors and scientists with the expertise needed to investigate deaths resulting from acts of genocide, terrorism, natural disasters such as Tsunami, transport accidents and drug abuse will be launched next week at an international Forensic Science conference in Hong Kong. (2005-08-18)
Digital forensic examiners face stress, role-conflict
Despite playing an increasingly vital role in criminal investigations, digital forensic examiners face staffing cuts, heavy caseloads and stress within police departments that may not fully understand their responsibilities, according to a study led by a Michigan State University criminologist. (2011-05-11)
Department of Justice and Defense grants to be used to improve forensic identification
The US Department of Justice along with the Department of Defense has awarded Catherine Grgicak, PhD, assistant professor in biomedical forensic sciences at Boston University School of Medicine, approximately $2.5 million to more accurately analyze DNA evidence at a crime scene. (2014-10-27)
Forensic experts compile guide on how to ID child abuse, starvation
Forensic science experts from North Carolina State University have just published a comprehensive overview of forensic research that can be used to identify child abuse and starvation. (2014-01-31)
New NIST Center of Excellence to improve statistical analysis of forensic evidence
As part of a national collaborative effort to strengthen the scientific basis for forensic evidence used in the criminal justice system, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded Iowa State University up to $20 million over five years to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence focused on pattern and digital evidence. (2015-05-26)
Pioneering forensics research into body fluids in sexual assaults
Research student Kimberley Bexon's passion for DNA analysis means she is playing a key role in a project at the University of Huddersfield that should be a major aid in the investigation of sex offenses. (2014-05-01)
Forensic science conference to be hosted by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU
The Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University will host an international conference on April 3-4, 2009, in Tempe, Ariz., on the future of forensic science, with special attention to the highly anticipated report of the US National Academy of Sciences, (2008-12-02)
NIST chemist receives rare forensics award
John Butler, a NIST research chemist, has been awarded the Scientific Prize of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) for outstanding work on standardization and pioneering work on new DNA analysis technologies for forensic applications. (2003-11-06)
New forensic institute at the University of Leicester will help police forces solve 'unusual crimes'
The University of Leicester is establishing a new forensic science Institute which aims to help UK police forces solve unconventional crimes. (2012-08-14)
Wolters Kluwer Health and International Association of Forensic Nurses partner to publish the Journal of Forensic Nursing
Wolters Kluwer Health and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) are pleased to announce an agreement to publish Journal of Forensic Nursing, the official journal of IAFN. (2012-11-20)
Beating the poppy seed defense: New test can distinguish heroin use from seed ingestion
Heroin is one of the most widely used illegal drugs in the world, but drug testing has long been challenged by the difficulty in separating results of illicit heroin users from those who have innocently eaten poppy seeds containing a natural opiate. (2014-01-07)
Sam Houston State University crime lab to serve Southeast Texas
The major function of the lab will be the identification of seized drugs and toxicology analysis. (2010-03-11)
NIST offers guidance on building 21st-century forensic labs
A new National Institute of Standards and Technology handbook provides law enforcement agencies with a detailed how-to guide on the planning, design, construction and relocation of forensic science laboratories. (2013-07-15)
Hair color of unknown offenders is no longer a secret
The hair color of an unknown perpetrator who has committed a crime will soon no longer be a secret for forensic investigators. (2011-01-03)
Novel method to identify illicit designer drugs developed
A new technique has been identified that quickly and cheaply recognizes illegal designer drugs that normally evade detection. (2016-11-09)
Forensic science -- as much about what you hear as what you see!
Dr Erica Gold, a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science, is about to embark on a £360,000 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore to what extent can population data -- accents -- be generalized for forensic evidence purposes. (2015-12-01)
Elsevier announces the launch of a new journal: Forensic Chemistry
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, today announced the launch of Forensic Chemistry, a new international chemistry journal serving the needs of the forensic science community. (2016-03-29)
Experts welcome major reforms to the coroner's service
Proper death investigation protects the public and cannot be neglected any longer, write two senior forensic doctors in this week's BMJ. (2003-07-24)
Dr. Helen Gavin publishes new book on Criminological and Forensic Psychology
Dr. Helen Gavin is a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Psychological Research at the University of Huddersfield. (2013-11-28)
Mercyhurst seeks to enhance protocols for recovery and analysis of burned human remains
Mercyhurst College Department of Applied Forensic Science is staging a series of mock fatal fire scenes as part of NIJ-funded research to enhance protocols for the recovery and analysis of burned human remains. (2009-11-11)
Study finds that overweight people really are big-boned
One of the blind spots in forensic science, particularly in identifying unknown remains, is the inability of experts to determine how much an individual weighed based on his or her skeleton. (2011-03-22)
November symposium focuses on forensics at NIST
To showcase how NIST is helping improve the accuracy and reliability of forensic science by developing calibration methods and reference standards, advancing state-of-the-art measurement techniques, and helping establish performance and procedural criteria, the agency is hosting (2012-10-02)
Blood and teeth samples accurately predict a criminal's age
Forensic biomedical scientists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed a test to predict individuals' age on the basis of blood or teeth samples. (2015-09-08)
Chemistry workshops for college faculty
A Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences has been established with a grant of $1,853,807 from the National Science Foundation. (2001-06-06)
Iowa State to be home to a new, $20 million national center for forensic science
Iowa State University will be the home of a national Forensic Science Center of Excellence. (2015-05-26)
Forensic patients with tattoos more likely to have antisocial personality disorder
The presence of tattoos on forensic psychiatric inpatients should alert clinicians to a possible diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder, and also about the potential for histories of suicide attempt, substance abuse and sexual abuse, according to research published today in Personality and Mental Health. (2008-07-15)
New technology set to 'revolutionize' the identification of disaster victims
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have created new software which will enable experts to be better equipped to assess people's teeth and accurately estimate their age. (2012-06-13)
Elsevier announces the launch of a new journal: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, the official new journal of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging. (2013-02-11)
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