CCTV is a popular form of digital evidence but it can be unreliable and problematic.
Most methods for detecting lies actually detect signs of stress – which makes them extremely unreliable.
Our vehicles hold a remarkable amount of information, which can be used by digital forensic investigators in the detection of crime.
Modern DNA sampling is shockingly sensitive – you can get someone’s profile from just 80 cells.
Human memory doesn’t work like a video camera, simply recording a scene as it happens. But researchers know how to help children recall information accurately.
The remains of murder victims often turn up in suitcases, bins, and similar items. Forensic researchers in Australia are leading the way in helping to solve such cases.
A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
Identifying the victims of a mass casualty event is a crucial part of grieving and community healing.
Forensic entomologists analyse blowflies and cocoon cases to help solve crimes.
We’re searching for ways to use recovered bones and teeth to better understand time spent in the sea, and the overall journey of the mortal remains.
Researchers are using modern forensic techniques to find the bodies of victims of civil conflict in Latin America.
The Australia Federal Police is set to start using controversial technology that predicts the ancestry and appearance of suspects from DNA samples.
As a forensic scientist who has worked at thousands of homicide, sexual assault and serious crime scenes, I can tell you the process is not as straightforward as depicted on popular true crime shows.
Artificial intelligence could help police catch criminals – but we need human experts for the big cases.
The science behind today’s petition to pardon Kathleen Folbigg has been peer reviewed. Here’s what it says.
Smart people can have really bad ideas – like selectively breeding human beings to improve the species. Put into practice, Galton’s concept proved discriminatory, damaging, even deadly.
It turns out liars and truth-tellers behave very differently when questioned.
A forensic archaeologist and former Zimbabwe police officer uses his investigative skills to find the missing and the dead in his homeland.
New research shows fibres can transfer between people without any contact.
Eyewitness testimony can hold a lot of weight with jurors. But eyewitnesses aren’t always right, and poor investigative practices can make matters worse.