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forensic science

[fə′ren·sik ′sī·əns]
(forensic science)
The recognition, collection, identification, individualization, and interpretation of physical evidence, and the application of science and medicine for criminal and civil law, or regulatory purposes.
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We also visited mima to take part in workshops in the art gallery, which was really interesting as we learned about techniques used IFox by paint restorers which are basically the same techniques used by forensic scientists.
Using the principles of biology, chemistry and maths and a range of techniques, forensic scientists use their skills to obtain and analyse evidence from a variety of sources including blood and other body fluids, textile fibres, glass fragments and tyre marks.
NEW technology will allow forensic scientists in Scotland to "lead the way" in DNA profiling following a PS6million investment, according to the Justice Secretary.
The high sensitivity of mtDNA PCR amplification and sequencing allows forensic scientists to obtain information from items of evidence associated with homicides or other criminal investigations, body identifications, cold cases and small pieces of evidence containing little biological material.
3378), which directs the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop standards for forensic scientists and establish a Forensic Science Advisory Committee.
MORE than three-quarters of forensic scientists believe next month's closure of the Forensic Science Service will lead to more miscarriages of justice, a survey showed today.
The judge recalled the conclusions from the forensic scientists who had examined blood stains found on the inside-lining of the right pocket of Ms Skipper's jeans and on the front of her underwear .
FORENSIC scientists found traces of Iestyn Davies' DNA profile on items belonging to both him and Ffion.
Forensic scientists told Worcester Crown Court that blood found on two upright palm marks on the rear offside door and window of a Ford Galaxy vehicle matched that of the deceased.
Introduction to data analysis with R for forensic scientists.
Acting as forensic scientists, students will work to form an initial hypothesis, gather and assess data, analyze lab reports, conduct interviews, and keep crime logs to extract pertinent information and solve each case.
Taylor & Francis (New York) has begun the publication of "Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal," a new title designed to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, quality, and operations of forensic science laboratories as well as to the education and training of forensic scientists.

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