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View Resource American Board of Forensic Entomology

Robert Hall of the University of Missouri-Columbia has taken a rather unsavory subfield of entomology and compiled an interesting and comprehensive collection of information. From this site we learn that forensic entomology is the science of using insect evidence to reveal circumstances of interest to the law, often related to a crime. Such key information as time of death, whether a body was...

https://forensicentomologist.org/
View Resource Handbook of Forensic Sciences

Curious about the procedures used in documenting a crime scene and gathering evidence? Look no further than the official handbook of the FBI Laboratory, "one of the largest and most comprehensive forensic laboratories in the world." The full text of the handbook may be read online in HTML format, divided by chapter. Topics discussed include guidelines for conducting a crime scene search, crime...

https://ucr.fbi.gov/lab/handbook-of-forensic-services-pdf
View Resource Forensic Scientists and Scholars Solve Mystery of "Unknown Child" Lost on the Titanic

Earlier this week, a team of scientists, historians, and genealogists announced that they had discovered the identity of the "Unknown Child," a young boy who was found in the water around the Titanic several days after it sank on April 5, 1912. Using three small teeth from the boy's grave in Halifax's Fairview Lawn Cemetery and a blood sample from a Finnish woman thought to be related to the boy,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/1108
View Resource NPR: Titanic Baby

This Web site contains an audio file of a story broadcast on National Public Radio earlier this month. The broadcast relates the poignant story of a four-year effort to identify the exhumed body of a 13-month-old child who died in the Titanic disaster. A metal medallion buried with the body serendipitously preserved a bit of the wrist bone, from which forensic scientists could extract...

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=835398
View Resource Court TV: Forensic Files

This companion Web site to the Court TV series _Forensic Files_ offers a virtual forensics lab where visitors can learn more about the different techniques experts use to "put together the pieces of the crime puzzle." Each room of the virtual 3-story lab is dedicated to a different forensic technique, including DNA evidence, bite marks, blood splatter, time of death, and more. Each room offers an...

https://www.trutv.com/index.html
View Resource Interactive Investigator

Interactive Investigator, available through Virtual Museum Canada, is a website "for anyone with an interest in the different scientific methods used to solve crimes." Users will find a database of forensic science, containing short but informative essays on forensic entomology, toxicology, alcohol analysis, and various other forensic science topics. A simple timeline reviews key dates in the...

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/expositions-exhibitions/...
View Resource Forensic Engineering

The National Academy of Forensic Engineers (1) provides a short definition of forensic engineering as: "the application of the art and science of engineering in matters which are in, or may possibly relate to the jurisprudence system, inclusive of alternative dispute resolution." Specialty areas in forensic engineering include fire investigation, industrial accidents, product liability, traffic...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2005/0408#TopicInDept...
View Resource Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body

It seems that the field of forensic medicine is everywhere, particularly in the arena of popular television programs and such. This field has a long and distinguished history, and this engaging story is told rather effectively by this online exhibit created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. First-time visitors may want to begin by looking through the "Exhibition" area. Within its six...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visibleproofs/
View Resource Forensic Chemistry Lab Manual

Any aspect of forensic science can be quite tricky, and educators will be delighted to learn about this helpful educational resource designed just for them. Created by Professor Robert Thompson of Oberlin College this online forensic chemistry lab manual is designed to help chemistry faculty in developing forensic chemistry project laboratories for both undergraduate and graduate courses. In this...

http://www.asdlib.org/onlineArticles/elabware/thompson/Home1...
View Resource Forensic Science Methods Called Into Question by National Academies Report

Study Calls for Oversight of Forensics in Crime Labs http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/us/19forensics.html Call For Forensics Overhaul Linked to 'CSI' Effect http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100831831 Forensics under the microscope http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/chi-forensics-specialpackage,0,4244313.special Strengthening Forensic Science in the United...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0220
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