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How did Pablo Neruda really die? Forensic science weighs in.

Almost 40 years ago, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda died. Whether the Nobel prizewinner’s death was from prostate cancer (the official diagnosis) or …

Abertay University develops method to take fingerprints from food

<b>Forensic scientists at the University of Abertay in Dundee have become the first in the UK to recover latent fingerprints from foods.</b><p>Only two other studies have ever reported recovering fingerprints from foods, but the research was carried out in India and Slovenia.<p>Those studies both used chemical …

Forensic scientists recover fingerprints from food in breakthrough which could lead to more evidence being gathered by police

Forensic scientists have successfully recovered fingerprints from food in a breakthrough which could lead to even more evidence being gathered in …

'Black Death pit' unearthed by Crossrail project

Science and technology reporter, BBC News<p>Excavations for London's Crossrail project have unearthed bodies believed to date from the time of the Black Death.<p>A burial ground was known to be in an area outside the City of London, but its exact location remained a mystery.<p>Thirteen bodies have been …

Forensic Q/A with Steve Bradshaw, Contest Results + Death by Chocolate!

Wow, there were some amazing questions posed to my friend, Steve Bradshaw, former forensics investigator with over 3,000 cases under his belt and …

Mathematics in Forensic Science

Mathematics is fast becoming one of the most important techniques in crime detection. Where once a Sherlock Holmes would have had to be content with a magnifying glass, or a jury with gut instinct and rational discussion, now a range of methods from probability and statistics are available to help. …

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CSI Oxford: behind the scenes at Britain's top forensic lab

We're in a long – a very long – corridor. The overriding theme, colour-wise, is blue. Clean enough to be a hospital, except nothing is worn or in …

NFI Publishes White Paper on Trends, Challenges and Strategy in Forensic Science

The role of forensic science throughout the world is changing due to recent technological development. Whereas forensic science has traditionally …

The Forensic Science Daily

Forensics cut will be 'disastrous' for victims of injustice

Miscarriages of justice will not be corrected and public confidence in the criminal justice system will be damaged if proposed changes to the …

New Commission To Set Standards For Troubled Forensic Sciences

After years of reports of troubled crime labs, the U.S. Department of Justice is putting together a commission that will set standards, a professional code and education requirements for forensic scientists.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice is looking for a little outside help standardizing the …

Narcomania by Max Daly and Steve Sampson; The War We Never Fought by Peter Hitchens – review

Some of you may remember Gordon Brown, then prime minister for not much more than a year, sitting on the GMTV sofa and saying these words: "I have …

CSI Myths: The Shaky Science Behind Forensics

Forensic science was not developed by scientists. It was mostly created by cops, who were guided by little more than common sense. And as hundreds of criminal cases begin to unravel, many established forensic practices are coming under fire. PM takes an in-depth look at the shaky science that has …

Axing of Forensic Science Service may lead to rise in miscarriages of justice, scientists warn

In a few weeks David Bryant will appear at Newcastle upon Tyne crown court to be sentenced for the kidnapping and indecent assault of four young …

Forensic science: how to turn your classroom into a CSI lab

For nearly four years now, I've had innumerable conversations over morning coffee with teachers who are under immense pressure to follow a …