The Child Cases: Guilty Until Proved Innocent-- Nearly two dozen cases in the US and CA in which people have been accused of killing children were based on flawed or biased work by forensic pathologists and later cleared. .Many morgues are staffed by doctors who aren't board-certified in forensic pathology. To become certified, doctors need an extra year of training and must pass a test. --A.C. Thompson, Joseph Shapiro, Sandra Bartlett and Chisun Lee
ProPublica Post Mortem --The US coroner and medical examiner offices are a dysfunctional system . An increasing number of Americans go to the grave without being examined. PBS Post Mortem -- A collaborative investigation of 2,300 US coroner and medical examiners at UC Berkeley and California Watch reveals a system that allows the guilty to walk and the innocent to be erroneously convicted
Forensic science braces for change -- If forensics is to shake its negative image,.forensic scientists need to invest more in validation and work closely with crime labs that implement those technologies.The gap between research and its application in solving crimes is described as the "valley of death".
Virtual Exhibit on Forensic Science -- An informative and fun introduction to forensic science. Explore evidence from crime scenes,. test your skills and knowledge. Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Carleton University in Ottawa, the Musée de la Civilisation in Québec City, the Musée de la Police de Montréal et de I'Île Bizard, the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale in Montreal, the Vancouver Police Centennial Museum as well as the Vancouver Police Department.
Forensic facial reconstruction, forensic facial approximation, is a controversial technique that recreates a face from skeletal remains through artistry, forensics, anthropology, osteology and anatomy.
Blood Types Tutorial -- The Human Genetics Tutorial concerning the inheritance of the ABO blood group alleles. University of Arizona
An interview with DNA forensics authority Dr. Bruce Weir, an expert witness for the prosecution of OJ Simpson.
Brain Fingerprinting -- Brain Fingerprinting test results were admitted as evidence in a US District Court in 2002. In a 2003 appeal, the Iowa Supreme Court established the admissibility of Brain Fingerprinting test evidence.
Discovering the Secret of Life Dr. Watson's Magical Morning Dr. James Watson -- In medicine, DNA is critical in diagnostics and in the development of therapies. In the law, DNA fingerprinting plays a central role in our attempts to apprehend criminals. On the farm, biotechnology is improving the quality of the food we eat and reducing the toxic burden of pesticides on the environment. This is just the beginning: