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Inside CIT's forensic science specialised crime scene facility

Inside CIT's forensic science specialised crime scene facility | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Forensic science students at CIT use mannequins to learn about blood splatters and body decomposition in its specialised crime scene facility. (Great pics, real blood (just not human, ok?”
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Street cleaner ignores cordon to sweep up police probe site - Daily Mail

Street cleaner ignores cordon to sweep up police probe site - Daily Mail | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Daily Mail Street cleaner ignores cordon to sweep up police probe site Daily Mail CSI – Crime Scene Investigations – launched in 2000 and has been repeatedly named by the TV industry as one of the most watched dramas in the world.”
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Cracking crime in 90 minutes - azcentral.com

Cracking crime in 90 minutes - azcentral.com | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“azcentral.com Cracking crime in 90 minutes azcentral.com Currently, rapid DNA testing is used primarily for two law-enforcement functions: matching or ruling out a known suspect and running the DNA from a crime scene against the local database.”
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First ‘online murder’ will happen by the end of the year, experts warn

First ‘online murder’ will happen by the end of the year, experts warn | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Europol said it expected a rise in 'injury and possible deaths' caused by computer attacks. It predicted the first murder via 'hacked internet-connected device' by the end of 2014.”
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4 crime scene mistakes that can sink a cyberforensic investigation -- GCN

4 crime scene mistakes that can sink a cyberforensic investigation -- GCN | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
Detectives and information security professionals can learn not only from each other’s best practices, but also from tactics each follow to ensure they are avoiding common mistakes.
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Records show mistakes, questionable evidence in woman's overturned murder ... - Tulsa World

Records show mistakes, questionable evidence in woman's overturned murder ... - Tulsa World | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Michelle Murphy served 20 years in prison for the brutal stabbing death of her infant son. Murphy has been exonerated and declared innocent by a judge. But the question remains: Did police and prosecutors investigate all possible suspects?”
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Jack the Ripper's DNA: Was Aaron Kosminski Behind the Whitechapel Murders? - Pacific Standard

Jack the Ripper's DNA: Was Aaron Kosminski Behind the Whitechapel Murders? - Pacific Standard | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Brisbane Times Jack the Ripper's DNA: Was Aaron Kosminski Behind the Whitechapel Murders?”
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Officer's death inspired stop-the-bleeding project - Asbury Park Press

Officer's death inspired stop-the-bleeding project - Asbury Park Press | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Officer's death inspired stop-the-bleeding project Asbury Park Press It's important for police to have such kits because they're often the first people to arrive at scenes where minutes make the difference between life and death, said Jerome Hauer,...”
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Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics - New York Times

Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics - New York Times | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“New York Times Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics New York Times His appeal cites the scientific consensus that bite-mark identifications are unreliable, and questions the methods used by Dr.”
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Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress - Hometownlife.com

Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress - Hometownlife.com | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Hometownlife.com Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Hometownlife.com Since the closure of the Detroit Police Department Crime Laboratory in September 2009, the Michigan State Police has provided forensic science services to the...”
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Bill Nye The Science Guy - Forensics (Full Episode)

“Hold it right there, buddy -- it's the "Forensics" show. Forensic scientists try to find out the who, what, when, where, and why of events in the past -- cri...”
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Exploring Forensic Science - Crime Scene Investigation / Forensic Science

Exploring Forensic Science - Crime Scene Investigation / Forensic Science | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
Thanks to the television, especially the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) series on one of the popular channels, forensic science has become a household word and these days even commoners are aware of it. Here we make an attempt to explore this career in detail so that we understand what this career is all about. Crime scene investigators or forensic experts are involved in the collection, identification, classification and analysis of physical evidence to help solve complex crime incidents. Thus CSI is used to nail the guilty or prove the innocence of falsely accused. A job in CSI also involves testing weapons, clothing, fibers, hair and tissue for criminal evidence. These professionals also may offer their expertise in ballistics, fingerprinting or handwriting analyses. A crime scene investigator has to perform many roles and duties. These include securing the crime scene and taking detailed measurements. They have to sketch and diagram the scene and also take photographs from various angles of the crime scene so that all the evidence is photographically documented. Crime scene investigators also have to document all the evidence taken from the crime scene comprising of location, nature, type of crime, etc. They also write a report detailing evidence collection procedures and their conclusions thereof. Crime scene investigators have also to testify to their findings in court. Crime scene investigators are law enforcement professionals who work in tandem with police or detectives of various agencies to process and document evidence that is found at the scene of crime. They might also work in a lab to analyze and process the collected evidence. Crime scene investigators have to follow strict protocols for collecting trace evidence such as hair, glass, fiber, paint or dirt in order to maintain the integrity of the chain of evidence. Crime scene investigators must be able to work under conditions that are both physically and emotionally exhausting.Crime scene investigators must have good communication skills since they have to testify in the court and convey information and their findings to attorneys and others involved in the case. Hence, crime scene investigators are an important link in the law enforcement chain that helps to solve crime. For More Information on Crime Scene Investigation / Forensic Science, http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/articles/crime-scene-investigation-forensic- science http://www.trafficgeyser.net/lead/csi
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Pros & Cons of Being a Crime Scene Investigator

Pros & Cons of Being a Crime Scene Investigator | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“ A crime scene investigator is often called a forensic science technician. In this job, you collect and analyze physical evidence taken from a crime scene, often relying on advanced equipment and ...”
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VA Crime Commission Uses DNA Testing on Cases with Convictions - NBC 29 News

VA Crime Commission Uses DNA Testing on Cases with Convictions - NBC 29 News | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“VA Crime Commission Uses DNA Testing on Cases with Convictions NBC 29 News The Virginia State Crime Commission, the Division of Forensic Science, and volunteers have not given up on ensuring justice in the commonwealth.”
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The grisly history of forensics – by crime writer Val McDermid - The Guardian

The grisly history of forensics – by crime writer Val McDermid - The Guardian | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“The Guardian The grisly history of forensics – by crime writer Val McDermid The Guardian In the public mind, forensic science means cutting-edge technology: well-equipped professionals performing complex experiments in glossy laboratories, as in...”
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Bright idea! The CSI spray British bobbies will soon use that collars culprits by 'lighting up' different bodily fluids left at the scene of a crime

Bright idea! The CSI spray British bobbies will soon use that collars culprits by 'lighting up' different bodily fluids left at the scene of a crime | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“The new gadget will let officers quickly and easily find out whether the perpetrator has left behind saliva, sweat or other bodily fluids with the help of a fluorescent spray.”
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'Touch DNA': Police harness advancing genetic science to solve crimes - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

'Touch DNA': Police harness advancing genetic science to solve crimes - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Touch DNA isn't new. But analysts at the Cuyahoga County Regional Forensic Science Laboratory say they increasingly are able to get DNA profiles with smaller samples – a mere few cells – and faster then ever before.”
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4 crime scene mistakes that can sink a cyberforensic investigation -- GCN

4 crime scene mistakes that can sink a cyberforensic investigation -- GCN | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
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Efforts made to reduce eyewitness misidentifications - azcentral

Efforts made to reduce eyewitness misidentifications - azcentral | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Report: Key variables that can lead to flawed identifications.”
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Woman convicted of murdering infant son 20 years ago ruled innocent - Tulsa World

Woman convicted of murdering infant son 20 years ago ruled innocent - Tulsa World | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
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Processing evidence requires many tests - Beckley Register-Herald

Processing evidence requires many tests - Beckley Register-Herald | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Processing evidence requires many tests Beckley Register-Herald In this three-part series “From Crime Scene to Courtroom,” The Register-Herald will follow the evidence trail involved in serious cases.”
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Columbus buying software to improve crime DNA analysis - Columbus Dispatch

Columbus buying software to improve crime DNA analysis - Columbus Dispatch | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Columbus Dispatch Columbus buying software to improve crime DNA analysis Columbus Dispatch The Columbus City Council today approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at...”
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The 'Mother Of Forensic Science' Built Dollhouse Crime Scenes ...

The 'Mother Of Forensic Science' Built Dollhouse Crime Scenes ... | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Moreover, many of the cases could not be solved by observing the crime scene alone, demonstrating the need to involve medical examiners and other scientific experts in the process of solving crimes. While some… were ...”
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Time to Force Change in Forensic Science | General Interest | Sirchie

“While politicians and government workers debate changes that could help, fraudsters like forensic chemist Annie Dookhan keep operating in the system. No reform could stop a criminal intent on doing wrong, but a better ...”
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“Flexible standards” in crime scene photography - Leiden Law Blog

“Flexible standards” in crime scene photography - Leiden Law Blog | Forensic Science | Scoop.it
“Photograph made by one of the participating crime scene investigators. This week, the newly created (American) National Commission on Forensic Science met for the first time. The commission aims to improve the practice of ...”
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