Forensic Research News
September 4, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 3:10pm EDT

More Forensic Research News
September 4, 2015

A New CSI Tool Could Pinpoint When Fingerprints Were Left Behind

Aug. 12, 2015 — The crime scene investigators on TV's popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series seem able to solve any mystery thanks to a little science and a lot of artistic license. But now there is a ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A researcher applies materials science techniques to the field of forensics, and some of her research has helped crime scene investigators rebuild fingerprints after they have faded over ... read more

Study 'Makes the Case' for RFID Forensic Evidence Management

Dec. 5, 2014 — Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags -- devices that can transmit data over short distances to identify objects, animals or people -- have become increasingly popular for tracking everything ... read more

July 23, 2014 — Non-biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death, referred to as the post mortem interval. A report of ... read more

July 8, 2014 — Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first ... read more

May 29, 2014 — Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal. Researchers have developed a cutting-edge technique to identify human hair. Their test is quicker than DNA analysis techniques currently used ... read more

Breakthrough Technology Uncovers Fingerprints on ATM Bills and Receipts

May 28, 2014 — New technology could help in the fight against theft and fraud – by identifying fingerprints on old receipts and ATM bills previously hidden from view. The technology uses a specially tailored UV ... read more

Detecting Trace Amounts of Explosives With Light

May 8, 2014 — New research may help in the fight against terrorism with the creation of a sensor that can detect tiny quantities of explosives with the use of light and special glass fibers. The researchers ... read more

Apr. 29, 2014 — Using principles of energy transfer more commonly applied to designing solar cells, scientists have developed a new highly sensitive way to detect specific sequences of DNA, the genetic material ... read more

Computer Program Could Help Solve Arson Cases

Apr. 24, 2014 — Sifting through the chemical clues left behind by arson is delicate, time-consuming work, but researchers teaming with police scientists have found a way to speed the process. A computer program can ... read more

Apr. 3, 2014 — A novel sensing skin adapted to a child surrogate is capable of capturing and recording potential bruising locations and impact force when used in simulated injurious events. "The presence, ... read more

Real-Life CSI: What Can Investigators Really Tell from Gunshot Residue?

Mar. 26, 2014 — The popular TV series CSI is fiction, but every day, real-life investigators and forensic scientists collect and analyze evidence to determine what happened at crime scenes. Scientists say they have ... read more

Feb. 27, 2014 — Researchers have helped determine the science behind how canines locate explosives such as Composition C-4 (a plastic explosive used by the US military). The study found the dogs react best to the ... read more

Ground-Breaking Research Aiding the Fight Against Fuel Fraud Was a UK Scientific First

Jan. 23, 2014 — The technology behind a system now being used to combat fuel fraud on an international scale has been detailed for the first ... read more

Jan. 14, 2014 — A study finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified remains. The finding may also have clinical ... read more

Jan. 14, 2014 — University academics, Northamptonshire Police and The Royal London Hospital Museum, work together in an investigation of the Blazing Car Murder of ... read more

DNA Software Identifies People by Testing Relatives' DNA

Nov. 7, 2013 — New software is able to identify people from their relatives’ DNA. The software has already been used to identify the victims – the majority of whom were Dutch – of the 2010 Tripoli airplane ... read more

New Forensic Technique for Identifying Cloth Fibers

Oct. 29, 2013 — Analysis of chemical signatures on common fibers may help solve crimes, and research is helping to push that ... read more

Oct. 24, 2013 — An innovative product that uses fluorescence to detect fingerprints has been developed. This new product will make it possible to highlight fingerprints directly, more rapidly and at a lower cost, ... read more

Sep. 26, 2013 — Experiments with neutrons show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter. This leads to the conclusion that it works differently from ... read more

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, December 5, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009