Today’s Look at #Forensics from Everywhere

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Top 6 universities teaching forensic science in the UK. Dundee in Scotland at the top. Then Keele, Strathclyde, Bradford, De Monfort, Kent.

A common British cultural past time. Drinking from calvaria.

The Malaysian government defends  it’s expertise in handling the Kim Jong-nam murder.

Northern Ireland government declares “rogue” forensic crime lab was not a vendor for its DOJ. Here’s the latest on “hundreds of cases manipulated” in the UK by a commercial lab.

Persistence of “touch DNA” on burglary tools – abstract – Institute of Legal Medicine, Germany. 234 samples; “In total, we observed that the outcome depends mainly on the nature of contact, the handle material, and the user-specific characteristics.”

A look at 3rd molars studied for age determination in Saudi Arabian 18 year olds. “Cut-off” morphology. 

Racial disparities and mass incarceration (700 out of 100,000) in the US Criminal Justice System explained. 




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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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