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.
An expert on forensic science explains the critical role of coroners and pathologists in the COVID-19 crisis, as many cities struggle to manage the soaring number of dead bodies.
You’ve had your own personal set of fingerprints since before you were born, and they’ll be with you throughout your whole life.
No one knows exactly how AI-based DNA analysis software works, so it can’t be scrutinised in court.
Scientific advances are allowing forensic archaeologists to shed light on mysteries long thought unsolvable.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: forensic entomology, or what bugs can tell police about when someone died.
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James Wallman is one of Australia's few forensic entomologists. It’s his job to unpack the tiny clues left behind by insects that can help police solve crimes.
The debate about the reliability of forensic evidence reflects a lack of understanding of how forensic science is best used in the justice system, rather than a problem with forensic science itself.
Readers are invited to a special screening and Q&A with former detective Jackie Malton, criminologist Fiona Brookman and forensic scientist Martin Evison.
What happens during a forensic medical examination? And if you’ve been sexually assaulted, what can you expect?
Meet the unsung aid workers who put their lives on the line during war and natural disaster to make sure the dead are treated with respect – and that their grieving families get closure.
DNA profiling is one of the most reliable techniques we have, but it can be misused.