Forensics

 
September 2 2013, 0 Comments
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...
 
April 18 2013, 0 Comments
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...

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
Sept. 30, 2013A forensics first occurred in 2008 in Tasmania when DNA harvested from a leech led police to a robber. by Liz PorterOn a late spring afternoon in 2001, two intruders broke into a house...
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 09:30
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Nov. 12, 2012George KaufmanThe 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, in the southern Australian city of Melbourne, is the kind of area that...
Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:40
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Sept. 17, 2012Handwriting analysis example from the University of Kent The School Stalker is an extract from Written On The Skin– an Australian Forensic Casebook by Liz Porter, joint winner of the 2007 Ned Kelly Prize for best true crime book.  This book is available...
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 10:55
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July 3, 2012 An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – available for Kindle in the United States on amazon.com. Hard copies available at www.panmacillan.com.au by Liz Porter Mark Chrystie relished the challenge of hunting criminals with...
Mon, 05/21/2012 - 12:30
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May 21. 2012Farah Jama (L)Farah Jama, a 21-year-old Somali immigrant in Australia was convicted – based on contaminated DNA evidence – of raping a woman he had never met at a bar in Melbourne he had never been to. His exoneration, after 16 months in prison, led to important...
Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:06
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March 19, 2012One of the most sensational cases that Dr. C. B. Gopalakrishna investigated from the Forensic Science angle was the history-making Alavandar murder case. Even though more than half century has passed since the murder and its trial that shook South India, it is...
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 15:10
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Jan. 9, 2012(Photo used by permission of BlueStar Forensic)Extra-marital affairs are accepted in France. Wives and husband who indulge in them are even admired. It means that a woman, though married and probably a mother, is still attractive and desirable to the male of the...
Mon, 05/16/2011 - 10:23
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May 16, 2011 Kathleen Marshall Andrew Fitzherbert was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on the basis of DNA evidence alone.  His case shows that it is often not the technology or the science but the supervising biologist’s subjective interpretation of the results...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 00:07
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April 3, 2003 Updated  Feb. 6, 2004 John SchneebergerIt's said that the Royal Canadian Mounties always get their man -- but in this case justice was delayed for seven years, and the doctor might never have answered for his crimes if it hadn't been for one very...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:57
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March 3, 2008 updated July 25, 2008Marty Tankleff and Parents After serving 17 years for the 1988 murders of his adoptive parents, Marty Tankleff's conviction was overturned by an appellate court in December, 2007. On July 1, 2008, New York State Attorney General Andrew...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:49
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The structure of part of a DNA double helixA stunning report was issued by the Department of Justice in 1996, reporting on 28 cases of men who'd been convicted of violent sex crimes, including murder, and were then freed from prison based on DNA tests.by J.J. Maloney These 28...

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