Expert Forensic Voices

The best intentions at the highest levels of forensic science are still being lost on the consumer – the lawyers and judges.
by Robert M. Sanger
11:03am
6.23.2017
We need to recognize that the skills we’ve acquired can also be applied to helping animals. Like many of our human victims, animals are unable to speak for themselves.
by Owen McDonnell
8:05am
6.9.2017
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No way, I said to myself. No way a forensic pathologist can serve as an impartial juror in an asbestos lawsuit. I have got to get excused from this.
by Judy Melinek, M.D.
8:05am
6.8.2017
During construction work at the Tower of London in 1674, workmen unearthed a wooden chest at the base of a stairwell near the White Tower. Inside, they discovered human skulls, whole and fragmented bones, some animal bones and a few nails.
by Dolly Stolze
8:00am
6.8.2017
Recovering a body from water is often challenging, but by increasingly combining technology with traditional methods such as diving, investigators are getting better at it—greatly boosting their chances of discovering victims of homicide or...
by Alastair Ruffell, Queen's University Belfast
10:28am
3.23.2017
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Forensic pathologist Judy Melinek offers advice for attorneys seeking an expert witness in the field of forensic pathology. Some of these questions include: Are they certified? Where were they educated? and Do they already have experience...
by Judy Melinek, M.D.
4:51pm
3.20.2017
CSI supervisors and managers are frequently caught in the middle between non-forensic upper management and employees who want the latest, greatest equipment. Fortunately, there are ways to stretch your budget.
by Owen McDonnell
10:10am
3.16.2017
Known as the Acid Bath Murderer, John George Haigh was a serial killer more famous for his method of corpse disposal than how many people he killed. Haigh murdered at least six people between 1944 and 1949 and used sulphuric acid to disappear their...
by Dolly Stolze
12:07pm
3.15.2017
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While the answer to the question “Why can’t we all just get along?” may seem complicated, the Honorable Donald Shelton appeared to sum it up in one simple phrase last week during his jurisprudence session at the 69th Annual American Academy of...
11:10am
2.19.2017
The 2017 AAFS annual meeting, held in New Orleans, is set to wrap up tomorrow after a weeklong examination of the application of science to the law. The overall theme of the event is “Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science...
10:56am
2.17.2017
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It was one of the toughest phone conversations I have had in my 15 years as a forensic pathologist. I had just completed the autopsy of a 3-month-old infant.
by Dr. Judy Melinek
3:52pm
12.6.2016
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