Phylogenetic analysis—sometimes given the misnomer “HIV fingerprinting”—has been used repeatedly in world courts to try cases of deliberate HIV transmission.
I recently sat down with Portage County Coroner, Scott Rifleman, to explore the many responsibilities of the Coroner.
Medicolegal autopsy facilities represent a particularly challenging set of criteria for project design teams. The facilities generally require core spaces developed for subsections of analysis and must support a specimen processing flow.
A recent murder case in Rajasthan, India, involving a young married woman was unraveled by the crime scene team. The evidence and laboratory examination provided proof that the victim’s in-laws were trying to mislead the Investigating Officer by fabricating a story of burglary and murder.
If anyone bothered to look, crime-solving clues can often be found in fungi.
Ontario’s new, state-of-the-art forensic facility will allow for continuing education, future programmatic growth, and for the recruitment and retention of highly specialized staff, contributing to the advancement and evolution of forensic science and medicine.
The efficacy of forensic postmortem computed tomography is no longer in dispute. What is still in question is whether radiologists proficient at interpreting clinical imaging of the living can be expected to be equally adept at rendering precise postmortem forensic findings without special training.
Advanced imaging tools such as MDCT are being used more and more in forensic medicine, sometimes beyond morgue walls.
In this column, we will take a closer look at the hazards of formaldehyde and how to safely use this common preservative.
Unfortunately, mass casualties are a reality. How would your facility handle a mass casualty? Quite often, a Medical Examiner (ME) facility does not have a sufficient plan or facility in place to adequately deal with a mass casualty.
One realm of forensics has nothing to do with crime scene evidence, but its intangible contributions are no less important to the flow of criminal and civil justice. Forensic psychiatry deals with matters of mental health. Its own health is robust.
Challenges, issues, and solutions of identification in mass disasters differ with the type and scope of the catastrophe.
Some define forensic odontology as the intersection of the law and the science of dentistry. Others simply state that it happens when dentists assist law enforcement in solving crimes.
New government exhibit portrays historic trajectory of forensic medicine.
Mass disasters mean two things: multiple deaths and DMORT deployment.
Disaster victim identification is an emerging challenge for forensic practitioners, driven by the deadly upsurge in national catastrophes and the ongoing threat of terrorist strikes.