A robbery has occurred. At first glance, it looks like nothing was left behind. But when fingerprint analysts arrive, they use a special light to find latent fingerprints. Find out about the techniques and tools fingerprint analysts use to help bring even the toughest cases to a close.
The article discusses the investigation methods used in forensic science. Topics include the need for examining the victim, taking into count the microbes present of the skin of the victim; investigating the scene of the crime; and use of DNA profiling for identifying the culprit.
In Forensic Science, we delved into the day-to-day activities and tasks of real-life forensic scientists and compared these with typical TV stereotypes. Let's don our lab coats and get involved in the forensic investigation of a mock-up crime! Follow our intrepid scientists through a crime scene investigation, various facets of evidence analysis, and the presentation of the forensic findings in a court of law! Can forensic science really be the deciding factor in convicting criminal suspects?
Fingerprinting has been used as a foolproof method for over a century. Each of our fingerprints is unique, made up of tiny ridges and corrugations. It is this distinctiveness that makes prints so invaluable for fighting crime and a trump card for prosecutors in court.
The series begins with the awful and apparently motiveless attack on taxi driver Hiren Mohini in a street in Auckland’s Mt Eden in 2010. Operation Edgewater used DNA analysis, fingerprinting and blood-spatter technology, CCTV footage, bank-card tracking and a public appeal.
Good video to look at reliability of forensic techniques.
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The science of crime:
Every day, many crimes are committed in Australia. Science has become an essential tool for solving these crimes. Originally, the word 'forensic' meant anything relating to a law court, today it is also used in reference to the science used to solve crime. But what exactly does a forensic scientist do?
DNA fingerprinting or profiling is a technique that identifies the DNA from a certain individual without examining the entire three billion letters in the full human genome. It can be used to track down criminals.
Analyse forensic data and test your skills in this online game. This educational experience was carefully designed to maximize student learning.You're the investigator: examine the facts to find the answer you need.