No one has hours to scour the papers to keep up with the latest news, so we’ve curated the top news stories in the field of Forensic Science for this week. Here’s what you need to know to get out the door!
Could household slime become a tool to help solve crimes? That’s the question U of T Mississauga forensic science graduate Leanne Byrne (H. BSc, 2020) sought to answer in a recent study that tested a popular children’s “slime” recipe as a technique to enhance the appearance of hard-to-see fingerprints in forensic investigations.
Scientists at the University at Albany have combined a quick-time mass spectrometry method with an innovative statistical model that makes the job of identification much faster and easier than any previous techniques.
Investigators used familial DNA to identify the man accused of beating a woman to death and stuffing her body in a church stairwell in 2018, according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley’s office.
A new federal grant awarded to Monash University will improve the way frontline workers and health professionals respond to victims of sexual violence.
The Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, today announced the awarding of $4.5 million to Monash University for the development of an accredited training program for sexual violence responses under the Department of Social Services’ National Initiatives Program.
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