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ANZFSS 24th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences – Perth 2018

I am happy to announce that I have been appointed as the Chair of the Organising Committee for the ANZFSS 24th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences to be held in Perth in 2018.  Yes, it’s a long way off … Continue reading

Forensic Science and Policing – Module 3.1 Expert Evidence now Published

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The 3rd module of Forensic Science and Policing dealing with expert evidence has now been published for Kindle.   You can find it here – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U68Q7TO

Fingerprints

  Fingerprints Introduction This paper is designed to give a general overview of the use of fingermarks in the investigation of criminal activity.  It does not deal with the matter in depth and further study is required before a level … Continue reading

Gunshot Residue

GUNSHOT RESIDUE Description of GSR In addition to gunshot residue (GSR), discharge residues from firearms are also termed ‘firearm discharge residues’ and cartridge discharge residues’.  They are complex heterogeneous mixtures. There are two types of GSR, being organic and inorganic.  … Continue reading

WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE LAW

WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE LAW Caveat The information contained in this document is not legal advice and should not be treated as such or relied on as being such. Fundamentals of the legal system The Australian legal … Continue reading

The Lindbergh Case – A Short Case Study

THE LINDBERGH CASE – A SHORT CASE STUDY The abduction Kidnapping was fairly common during the Great Depression with more than 2,500 such cases occurring in the three years since the stock market crash of 1929. On 1 March 1932 … Continue reading

Forensic Science and Policing – Module 1 published

The first module of the ebook ‘Forensic Science and Policing’ has been published to-day on Amazon.com.  It cover general matters relating to forensic science as applicable to the roles and functions of police and law enforcement organizations. Module 1 – … Continue reading

Post Mortem Interval (PMI) Indicators

Post Mortem Interval (PMI) Indicators Citrate Citrate is present in the human body with about 90% of it found in living bone at a constant, well defined concentration (1.5 to 2.0% wt%).  After death it disappears from the bone at … Continue reading

Animal hairs

Animal hairs The presence of animal hairs on a person suspected of having committed an offence may provide a linkage between that person and/or their clothing (depending on where the animal hair was found) and the offence committed.  Additionally, the … Continue reading

Footwear sole impressions and shoeprints

Footwear sole impressions and shoeprints There are different types of marks left by people as they walk, run, or stand.  Sometimes these are described as ‘footprints’ however that is an erroneous term.  Correctly they should be named as ‘footwear sole … Continue reading