European forensic scientists investigate how outdoor weather conditions impact fiber loss on static textiles, giving more quantifiable information for investigators to direct their forensic resources. Continue reading Weathering the storm: how weather conditions impact the persistence of fiber evidence
Fire destroys buildings and leaves only ash and rumble in its wake. Arsonists believe that their fiery M.O. protects them from the threat of biological evidence. However, researchers in Australia reveal buried bloodstains from dense, sooty remains. Continue reading Photographing blood under layers of soot with infrared cameras
Forensic scientists study the oral microbiome, the collective ecosystem of microbes in your mouth, on discarded chewing gum for potential use in forensic science. Continue reading Blow Your Own Bubble: Forensic Application of the Oral Microbiome
A new research facility in the Netherlands looks to help forensic scientists better understand human decomposition processes. Continue reading The First Human Taphonomic Research Facility in Europe Opens Its Doors to Donors
Analyzing similarities between hiker fatalities revealed clear trends in the causes and circumstances surrounding deaths in the Bern region of Switzerland. Continue reading Medicolegal Review Identifies Most Common Factors Contributing to Hiker Deaths
Dutch forensic scientists use mathematical modeling and fingerprint location to tell whether someone is an unwitting victim or sinister perpetrator. Continue reading How fingermark location and algorithms are changing forensic document examination
Currently, we can only use hair to identify people through the much-admired DNA. But scientists are now researching how a major component of hair may also be unique enough for identification. Continue reading Move Over DNA – Scientists May Identify People From Their Hair Proteins
Meet Jalissa, William, Niara and Catherine – exceptional academics, writers and budding forensic scientists. Continue reading Meet our seniors authors for National Forensic Science Week!
Technology in 3D-printing has advanced to allow for the printing of firearms and firearm parts. A group at the University of Mississippi are investigating the potential evidence the plastics from these guns may leave behind and how they can be identified. Continue reading Can forensic science keep up with homemade weapons?
In the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office implemented a new system to identify the victims of the wildfire: Rapid DNA technology. Continue reading Quickly Now! Using Rapid DNA Testing to Identify Wildfire Victims