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Determining the Age of Fingerprints
Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists a way to date fingerprints.
Yorkshire Scientists Could Hold Key to Preventing Future Horsemeat Scandals
Incidents like the horse meat scandal, which caused extensive damage to the UK’s farming and retail industry, could be consigned to the past thanks to revolutionary technology developed in the UK.
Was Shakespeare high?
State-of-the-art forensic technology from South Africa has been used to try and unravel the mystery of what was smoked in tobacco pipes found in the Stratford-upon-Avon garden of British playwright William Shakespeare.
DNA Could Put a Face to the Crime in the Future
An Irish geneticist is pioneering forensic techniques that can estimate a person’s appearance from a DNA sample.
Fingerprint Accuracy Stays The Same Over Time
Researchers have shown that fingerprint recognition accuracy remains stable in subjects apprehended multiple times over a period of 5 to 12 years.
Teeth Reveal Lifetime Exposures to Metals, Toxins
Researchers have identified dental biomarkers to reveal links between early iron exposure and late life brain diseases.
Better DNA Analysis for Catching Criminals
A simple, lower-cost new method for DNA profiling of human hairs developed by the University of Adelaide should improve opportunities to link criminals to serious crimes.
The Perfect Partnership: Research & Industry; Software & Instrumentation. It really starts to come together at ASMS 2015
Collaboration and knowledge-sharing were evident everywhere: on the bus, in the hallways and in the bars. This article aims to capture this theme and share with you some of the fruits of this coming together of science and industry.
Are Microbes the Future of Forensic Science?
Forget checking for latent prints or impression evidence, forensic scientists of the future might use skin microbiology to pin a suspect at the crime scene.
New Test Detects Drug Use From A Single Fingerprint
Research published in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, non-invasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint.
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An international journal dedicated to the applications of medicine and science in the administration of justice.

Forensic Science International publishes original contributions in the many different scientific disciplines pertaining to the forensic sciences. Fields include forensic pathology and histochemistry, chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology (including drugs, alcohol, etc.), biology (including the identification of hairs and fibres), serology, odontology, psychiatry, anthropology, the physical sciences, firearms, and document examination, as well as investigations of value to public health in its broadest sense, and the important marginal area where science and medicine interact with the law.

Forensic Science International publishes:
•    Original Research Papers
•    Review Articles
•    Preliminary Communications
•    Letters to the Editor
•    Book Reviews
•    Case Reports

The journal covers all legal aspects of the general disciplines listed above, as well as specialist topics of forensic interest that are included in, or are related to, these disciplines, e.g.:
•    Biochemical and chemical analyses, and the forensic application of advanced analytical, physical, chemical and instrumental techniques
•    Bitemark evidence
•    Battered child syndrome
•    Questioned documents
•    Ballistics, projectiles and wounds
•    Fingerprints and identification
•    Tool marks
•    Contact traces
•    Poisoning
•    Breath analysers
•    Accident investigation and mass disasters

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