'Forensic Toolkit’ to Improve Evidence Detection and Analysis
News Nov 06, 2015
Forensic science is used across the World to provide evidence in courts and can have a strong influence on the court’s decision. However, very few new techniques with a sound scientific basis have been developed in the last 30 years.
The student team hope their ‘Forensic Toolkit’, which they have developed with the help of the world-leading researchers working at the University’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), will improve the efficiency at which crime scene investigators detect and analyse evidence.
Niamh Nic Daeid, Professor of Forensic Science at CAHID, said, “This is a fantastic project and the great benefit for the forensic community, apart from tackling some important challenges, is that the project is starting out with a strong scientific foundation and building the applications from there, whereas in many contemporary forensic science methods the science is still lacking behind the applications. We need to develop a stronger scientific base across much of forensic science and this is an important contribution."