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Body of evidence
Kevin Sheehy, head of the criminal justice practice at Lanner Group, talks about the role of simulation in forensic science
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Smarter scanning
Radiology has been used in forensics since the late 1800s. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the use of computed tomography (CT), which scientists believe can yield valuable unnatural findings and ultimately the cause of death. Damian Small reports.
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UK and German forensic experts join forces
LGC Forensics has launched Germany’s largest independent DNA forensics laboratory marking the first time the two countries have collaborated in forensics on a major scale.
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Magnetic tape analysis identifies tampering
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in America has developed an improved version of a real-time magnetic microscopy system that converts evidence of tampering on magnetic audio and video tapes such as erasing, overdubbing and other alterations into images with four times the resolution previously available.
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Scientists negate dirty money excuse
Thanks to scientists from the University of Bristol and Mass Spec Analytical Ltd, drug dealers found with bank notes contaminated with unusually high levels of drugs are now less likely to get away with their crimes.
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DNA review of 4,000 cold cases
Forensic experts are to review 4,000 more unsolved sex crimes as part of a £1 million cold case project, the Government has announced.
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Neural Network proves its worth
Northamptonshire Police’s Neural Network has played a part in the force’s perfect gradings for the way it records and validates its forensic science data.
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Forensic breakthrough by Norwegian professor
A professor from Norway has developed a new device for a more precise determination of a victim's time of death, critical in crime investigations.
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Scientists assessing biometric systems
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is part of Biotesting Europe, a new €358,000 biometrics project part-funded by the European Union to ensure that future testing procedures and facilities meet the needs of systems users and developers, thus building confidence in this growing industry.
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Insects could hold the key to solving crimes
The Forensic Entomology Service in the Department of Zoology and Animal Cell Biology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) is drawing up a census of insect species of forensic interest.
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