This video demonstrates the process of facial reconstruction completed by Museum Specialist Gay Malin. The video provides a step-by-step description of how artists go about rebuilding the features of a long-dead person, based only on the shape of their skull.
This is an introduction into the new technology of certified evidence tape and it's purpose. Watch the video from Mike McCutcheon's YouTube channel, where he demonstrates many procedures and techniques useful to forensic practitioners.
This video illustrates the proper technique for casting a foot impression. Creating an impression allows you to look at its unique characteristics and compare it to a known sample, such as a shoe. Unique characteristics include gum, wear patterns, etc.
Megan Winfrey spent six years behind bars before she was acquitted of murder. Now, she is hoping to help solve the mystery of who brutally killed school janitor Murray Burr in 2004. In February, Texas’ highest criminal court acquitted Winfrey, ruling that the dog scent evidence prosecutors used against her was insufficient.
In a CSI age, we take forensic science for granted. New York did not have a medical examiner or forensic toxicologist until 1918, whose eventual arrival changed the landscape of crime investigation forever.
Gary Kessler explores the acceptability of digital evidence in court as regards the Federal Rules of Evidence.
A look at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center's Digital Forensics Academic Excellence Program.
Afghans are being taught how to gather forensic data at a site in Parwan. The Criminal Techniques Academy was set up last year by a US Task Force. Hundreds of students are taking lessons on how to collect fingerprint, DNA and ballistic evidence.
Investigators can use sophisticated technology to analyze complicated crime scenes with multiple victims.
Dr. Hany Farid, a distinguished professor at Dartmouth College and the "father" of digital image forensics, is an expert on authenticating images.
A technical introduction to digital forensics geared towards fellow geeks who think tinkering with data in hex is fun and interesting.
Catching terrorists who detonate bombs may be easier by testing the containers that hide the bombs rather than the actual explosives, according to pioneering research led by Michigan State University.
NIJ Director John H. Laub discusses the creation of a culture of science within the National Institute of Justice, including the value of embracing transparency and a critical perspective.
Forensics experts can't always retrieve fingerprints from objects, but a new coating process developed by Penn State professors may change that. The process reveals hard-to-develop fingerprints on nonporous surfaces without altering the chemistry of the print.