Forensics

 
November 12 2012, Liz Porter
George Kaufman The first criminal investigation in Australia – and one of the first in the world – to use DNA to solve a case. by Liz Porter The affluent middle-class suburb of North Caulfield...
 
May 20 2013, Paul Buchanan
DNA and the transgender Gypsy super-criminal. by Paul Buchanan On the afternoon of April 25, 2007, Michele Kiesewetter, a 22-year-old police officer in the German city of Heilbronn, drove with...
 
August 5 2013, Liz Porter
Aug. 5, 2013The latest big thing in forensics is a technique called “stable isotope analysis,” a process that allows scientists to analyze a human body’s hair – or fingernails or bones – to find out...
 
September 19 2013,
New York City medical examiner’s office (Photo NY Times) by John Paolucci DNA as a biometric identifier has come a long way since it first caught the public’s eye in 1995 during the O.J. Simpson...
 
September 30 2013, Liz Porter
A forensics first occurred in 2008 in Tasmania when DNA harvested from a leech led police to a robber. by Liz Porter On a late spring afternoon in 2001, two intruders broke into a house in...
 
April 25 2013, Siobhan Patricia Mulcahy
 Steve Wright The murders of five prostitutes by the Suffolk Strangler in 2006 set off one of the largest manhunts in British history. DNA evidence led to the arrest and conviction of a man...

Italian Vendetta: The Amanda Knox Case

January 20 2014, 0 Comments
Updated Jan. 30, 2014 The murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy on November 1, 2007 caused a global controversy. Not so much for the crime itself, although it was certainly...

What if Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman had been murdered in 2013?

October 28 2013, 0 Comments
Oct. 28, 2013How would the forensics case against O.J. Simpson stack up today? A former supervisor of NYPD’s Forensic Investigations Division takes a look. by John PaolucciThe murders of Nicole Brown...

The Silent Witness: DNA from a Leech

September 30 2013, 0 Comments
A forensics first occurred in 2008 in Tasmania when DNA harvested from a leech led police to a robber. by Liz Porter On a late spring afternoon in 2001, two intruders broke into a house in...
Jan 20, 2014
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Updated Jan. 30, 2014 The murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy on November 1, 2007 caused a global controversy. Not so much for the crime itself, although it was certainly a brutal murder, but because of the disputed guilt or innocence of two of the...
Oct 28, 2013
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Oct. 28, 2013How would the forensics case against O.J. Simpson stack up today? A former supervisor of NYPD’s Forensic Investigations Division takes a look. by John PaolucciThe murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman initiated an investigation and an eight month trial...
Sep 30, 2013
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A forensics first occurred in 2008 in Tasmania when DNA harvested from a leech led police to a robber. by Liz Porter On a late spring afternoon in 2001, two intruders broke into a house in bushland outside the small town of Launceston, in the Australian island state of...
Sep 19, 2013
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New York City medical examiner’s office (Photo NY Times) by John Paolucci DNA as a biometric identifier has come a long way since it first caught the public’s eye in 1995 during the O.J. Simpson trial.  Its applications now encompass low level or “property” crimes. In...
Sep 2, 2013
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An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – winner of Australia’s 2012 Davitt Award for best true crime book and available for Kindle in the United States on amazon.com. Hard copies available at www.panmacillan.com.au by Liz Porter...
Aug 5, 2013
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Aug. 5, 2013The latest big thing in forensics is a technique called “stable isotope analysis,” a process that allows scientists to analyze a human body’s hair – or fingernails or bones – to find out where its owner has been living or travelling.      ...
Jul 15, 2013
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The evolution of forensic science is turning hopelessly unsolvable cold cases into convictions. by Liz Porter British armed robber Andrew Pearson probably never imagined he’d end up as the star of an anti-dandruff advertisement. He also probably never dreamed he’d get caught...
May 20, 2013
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DNA and the transgender Gypsy super-criminal. by Paul Buchanan On the afternoon of April 25, 2007, Michele Kiesewetter, a 22-year-old police officer in the German city of Heilbronn, drove with her partner to the parking lot of the local Theresienwiese, a sort of fairground...
Apr 25, 2013
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 Steve Wright The murders of five prostitutes by the Suffolk Strangler in 2006 set off one of the largest manhunts in British history. DNA evidence led to the arrest and conviction of a man who admitted he had sex with four of the five dead women, but was he the actual...
Apr 18, 2013
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How bite marks can lead to convictions. by Liz Porter Criminals are regularly nabbed because they make stupid and careless mistakes. The burglar who robbed a safe at the up-market Haigh’s chocolate factory in the South Australian capital city of Adelaide is a perfect...

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