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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)
University of Leicester announces world first forensic technique
A team led by a University of Leicester forensic pathologist is believed to be the first in the world to use a new radiological approach for mass fatality investigation. (2006-02-24)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Making 'virtopsies' a reality
A new research project at the University of Leicester is set to play a vital role in continuing research into viable alternatives to invasive autopsies, which many families find to be unpleasant. (2010-06-28)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Leicester pioneers introduce new imaging autopsy service to the NHS
University of Leicester and Leicester's Hospitals researchers introduce novel new service to NHS in Leicestershire. (2015-06-30)
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)
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)
Forensic entomologist unearths Chinese migrant fly in Europe
Dr Stefano Vanin first detected the insect on corpses in Italy, but the insect has now also been found in Spain and Portugal. (2017-08-03)
The role of medical expert witnesses: the Goudge Inquiry
The role of a medical expert witness needs to be strictly defined and carefully controlled during legal proceedings and physicians need to be aware of their role, states an analysis of the Goudge Inquiry into pediatric forensic pathology published in CMAJ. (2009-12-21)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Investigators construct detailed classification system for child homicide by a parent
Investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are providing insight into a most disturbing crime - the killing of a child by a parent, or filicide. (1999-11-18)
'NHS should replace traditional autopsies with non-invasive alternative'
Group chaired by University of Leicester forensic pathology expert recommends Department of Health should create national autopsy imaging service. (2012-10-26)
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)
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)
Global database needed to guarantee identification of victims in mass disasters
An expert in forensic anthropology argues that the database should include computer records of citizens such as anthropological data, physiognomic characteristics, medical information, radiographic files, dental records and numbers of different identity documents. (2010-03-18)
Better DNA hair analysis for catching criminals
A simple, lower-cost new method for DNA profiling of human hairs developed by the University of Adelaide should improve opportunities to link criminals to serious crimes. (2015-07-15)
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)
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)
Cocaine consumption quadruples the risk of sudden death in people between 19 and 49
According to this piece of research, cocaine consumption doubles the risk of death of cardiovascular origin that can be attributed to smoking, and becomes the main risk factor among subjects under 50. (2014-12-12)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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