Gold and Silver to find blood…

Ths in the know already ‘know’ that precious metals are used in the recovery of fingerprints during the Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) process, and while it is expensive there has to be a pay off to find the evidence that can bring justice to someone who has been made a victim. But now an Israeli University has realised that adding very small particles of gold and silver to a luminol

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Digital Forensics – Free Course

Well here is another of those free courses from the OU that will get you working for 8 hours but open a whole new world of cyber crime to you. After studying this course, you should be able to: explain the origins of forensic science explain the difference between scientific conclusions and legal decision-making explain the role of digital forensics and the relationship of digital forensics to traditional forensic science,

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Forensic science and fingerprints – Free OU Course

OK its not going to get you the job as a CSI but its great for crime writers or nyone who might be looking to get into a CSI role (or even an actor who might want to take a role in a drama?) The OU is offering their free courses again and this one is all about fingerprints and forensic science. After studying this course, you should be able

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The Forensic Engineer

Why do people always say “There are no jobs in forensics”? Because they have no idea that there is a whole world outside of criminal forensics that needs the same merticulas qualities in a person. So what is a forensic engineer? Why do products fail and who finds out why? In this free course, Introduction to forensic engineering, we enter the complex world of forensic engineering and examine how scientists

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2x Crime Scene Investigator roles available

Crime Scene Investigator roles with the Regional Scientific Support Services in Leeds and Bradford (with potential further vacancies available in the Wakefield area) Regional Scientific Support Services (RSSS) forms part of West Yorkshire Police (WYP) and supplies Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) services to the Yorkshire and Humber police forces. Crime Scene Investigators are locally based within the communities they serve. An exciting opportunity has arisen in the West Yorkshire area

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The Finalists for the WorldSkills UK LIVE Forensic Science competition

It is with great pleasure and the utmost honour to release the names of the eight finalists for this years WorldSkills UK Forensic Science competition. These young people have shown beyond a doubt that they have the makings of future stars of our industry following in the footsteps of all those who have gone before. May I be the first (and I know not the last) to congratulate them all

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The work of the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator

The House of Commons Science and Technology  Committee has recently reported on the work of the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator in their Nineteenth Report of Session 2017–19 Report. Here is that report together with formal minutes relating to it. Unfortunatly it states the same as it has been doing for some time now that… In the face of an unstable forensics market which has been on the

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Engage school students with your own branch of science!

This November, the Royal Society of Chemistry is funding Elements Zone in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here. It’s an online STEM engagement competition that gets chemists from industry and academia talking with curious school students during the International Year of the Periodic Table 2019. Elements Zone runs 11-22 November [WorldSkills UK is also on during this time], and members are invited to apply now! “The questions asked

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