Forensic science

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Science, justice and revelations from Queensland’s inquiry into forensic DNA testing
Advocates fear victims of crime are being left in the dark over alleged failures at a government lab

Eden Gillespie

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Forensic anthropologist Sue Black: ‘The body is really just layers upon layers of memory’
Exclusive: The professor chosen to deliver Royal Institution Christmas lectures talks about a fascination with anatomy that goes back to plucking pheasants as a child

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

23, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

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No trace of Nathan: the desperate family waiting for news of a missing brother
When Nathan Brosnan went missing his family was plunged into the agony of ‘not knowing’. A national DNA program is trying to give families like theirs answers

Bronwyn Adcock

05, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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A bite mark, a forensic dentist, a murder: how junk science ruins innocent lives
Charles McCrory has spent decades in prison for the murder of his wife, convicted on the strength of bite mark evidence. The problem? CSI-style forensics is bad science

Ed Pilkington

28, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘We got a kick out of it’: art forgers reveal secrets of paintings that fooled experts
Wolfgang Beltracchi and his wife Helene sold fake paintings for millions before some inauthentic white paint led to their capture

Dalya Alberge

10, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The queen of crime-solving
The long read: Forensic scientist Angela Gallop has helped to crack many of the UK’s most notorious murder cases. But today she fears the whole field – and justice itself – is at risk

Imogen West-Knights

24, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A forensic pathologist on the legacy of lockdown: I look at death every day – let’s change the way we talk about it
The language we use to talk about death has become increasingly sanitised. It’s time for a more healthy approach

Richard Shepherd

20, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Body of evidence: meet the experts working in crime scene forensics
Phone signals, soil samples, tattoo ink, fly larvae… We all know that microscopic traces can play a crucial role in solving crimes. But who are the forensic experts who can read the clues?

Michael Segalov

12, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Murder Isn’t Easy: The Forensics of Agatha Christie by Carla Valentine review – science and skullduggery
Mortuary technician Valentine reveals how advances in crime-fighting made their way into Christie’s novels

Linda Stratmann

05, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Pores for thought: how sweat reveals our every secret, from what we’ve eaten to whether we’re on drugs
Just one drop of perspiration might soon be enough to identify a criminal or diagnose a cancer. But this fast-moving science could also pose a serious threat to civil liberties

Sarah Everts

12, Aug, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Forensic examination: the case for a criminal review commission in Australia
Uneasy about improper use of their discipline, forensics experts call for an appeals body to protect against miscarriages of justice

Nino Bucci

17, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows
Participants found more or less evidence on hard drive depending on what contextual information they had

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

31, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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