Crime Scene Investigation & Forensic Science

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22,000 pieces of human remains still being tested in the hope of identifying 9/11 victims

Today marks 17 years since two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers in 2001.

World Trade Center

BBC Radio 4 - File on 4, Failed by Forensics?

File on 4 investigates mounting concern about forensic science in England and Wales - hearing the cases of two men who almost went to prison for rape because the police failed to properly investigate crucial evidence on mobile phones.<p>Forensic science is increasingly important both in finding …

Review over forensic failures at Met Police

<b>More than 30 criminal investigations including 21 sex attacks are being reviewed after a forensic scientist apparently botched examinations.</b><p>Scotland Yard said a member of staff from its Forensic Services allegedly failed to carry out tests and lied to investigators about progress.<p>A total of 33 …

Golden State Killer: The end of a 40-year hunt?

<b>Police say the Golden State Killer has committed at least 12 murders, 45 rapes and hundreds of home break-ins all over California. This week they arrested a man they think is responsible. How has the perpetrator of such shocking crimes eluded capture for over 40 years?</b><p><i>WARNING: This account includes</i> …

Crime

‘We found the needle in the haystack’: Golden State Killer suspect arrested after sudden DNA match

By Mark Berman ,<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Avi Selk and<p>Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Justin Jouvenal<p>Justin Jouvenal<p>Reporter covering courts, policing and technology<p>Email Bio Follow<p>More than 40 years after the so-called “Golden State Killer” began terrorizing California, …

Crime

Week 1 - 1 Basic Ideas in Forensic Science - Introduction to Forensic Science

We have all seen forensic scientists in TV shows, but how do they really work? What is the science behind their work? The course aims to explain the …

Biases in forensic experts

Forensic evidence plays a critical role in court proceedings and the administration of justice. It is a powerful tool that can help convict the …

Framed for Murder by His Own DNA

When the DNA results came back, even Lukis Anderson thought he might have committed the murder.<p>"I drink a lot," he remembers telling public defender …

DNA's Revolutionary Role in Freeing the Innocent in the U.S.

Source: Innocence Project<p>Hampikian, West, Akselrod, “The Genetics of Innocence: Analysis of 194 U.S. DNA Exonerations”, Annual Review of Genomics and …

Forensic science: the tip of the iceberg?

We all want to live in a world where there is justice; where wrongs are righted, where the system is trustworthy and just works. But we have seen a growing body of reports that raise questions about that system. I was particularly challenged when I started doing research that was based on a murder …

Particles

Intro and Crime Scene Analysis

Stephen Lawrence was a Black British man from Eltham, south east London, who was murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus on …

The dangers of misinterpreted forensic evidence | Ruth Morgan

How police used science to track down brutal killer of Jane Hings

Detectives have revealed how science helped track down a man who raped and murdered a vulnerable 72-year-old woman in her own home.<p>Murder squad …

Forensics

77sqm_9:26min - Forensic Architecture

Shortly after 17:00 on the 6 April 2006, Halit Yozgat, 21 years old, was murdered while attending the reception counter of his family run Internet …

Forensic Architecture: the detail behind the devilry

A bomb cloud is everything a building was in gas form: plaster, concrete, wood, flesh. It’s horrible, devilish dust Eyal Weizman<p>In 2006 a man walked into an internet cafe in Kassel, Germany, and shot dead Halit Yozgat, a 21-year-old member of the Turkish-German family who owned it. It was the ninth …

Grenfell special: 3D imaging reveals how the tragedy unfolded

​How Forensic Architecture is uncovering the truth and challenging narratives

Architects reconstruct tragic events to expose crimes and human rights violations.<p>The topics of war crime investigation and criminal prosecution …

Forensic Architecture launch Grenfell Tower investigation

Forensics

Investigation<p>Forensics<p>Investigating a crime scene and forensic analysis using specialist procedures and techniques can provide evidence to:<p>prove that …

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What If Forensic Science Isn’t Really Science?

Forensic science — the kind that traces the grooves in bullets, the mark of a shoe, or the scrape of a tool — emerged in the early 20th century as a …

'Risk of more miscarriages of justice' - Newcastle professor's warning to Government over forensic science

Prof Evison, from Northumbria University, told The Northern Echo that the Government had passed the buck following the abolition of the Forensic …

The mystery of the Phantom of Heilbronn

If your DNA is found on a weapon or at a crime scene, does that make you guilty? The police might think so, but a female serial killer dubbed the …

A flawed forensics model

Blaming the parlous state of forensic science on ‘privatisation’ is far too simplistic – quality standards can only achieve so much.

Forensic experts destroyed Kirsty Maxwell's clothes WITHOUT microscope test

BLUNDERING forensic experts have admitted balcony plunge victim Kirsty Maxwell’s clothes were not even examined using a microscope before being …

Law & Science

<b>The Forensic Science Regulator Bill 2017-19 is due to go to a second reading, on the 27th April 2018. In its current form, it could prove potentially</b> …

'I hate to say I told you so but...'

‘I hate to say I told you so but…’<p>News yesterday that Key Forensic Services has gone into receivership will come as no surprise to those who have …

The Conviction of Dr. Crippen: New Forensic Findings in a Century‐Old Murder

Forensic Science Program, School of Criminal Justice and Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.<p>560 Baker Hall, …

Secrets of the Dead - Executed In Error