Tagged: opinion

Putting a price on the justice system - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Nov 13, 2011

I have already mentioned that many other forensic scientists around the world think that the British government’s decision to close the Forensic Science Service (FSS) was poor – not least because of the loss of knowledge from senior scientists and the lack of them having the time to transfer that knowledge to younger scientists because [...] … Read More

’Police armed with keyboards can be as effective as those with truncheons’ — discuss - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Aug 23, 2011

Regardless of what people think about Big Brother and the nanny state, there’s no denying that in a country fed up with troublemakers, England has used the myriad of CCTV cameras to deal to rioters.  The Breat British Public have, of course, added their own version of looters by photoshopping them: PhotoShop Looters.   These are [...] … Read More

Digging into some of the worst results of human behaviour — why?! - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Aug 02, 2011

The second question about forensic science is answered: following on from forensic science: how it is, Kiwiski asked, “As fascinating as the science is I think I’d still want to know how someone dealt with digging into some of the worst results of human behavior and what motivated them to keep going?” The simple answer [...] … Read More

Feelings about guilt or innocence of a defendent & ’a-ha!’ - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jul 20, 2011

This is part one of the answers to the competition set up by Grant Jacobs to win a copy of my recent book, Expert Witness. Katie Brockie was the distinguished winner and her questions and my answers are: Do you develop strong feelings about the guilt or innocence of a defendent in a trial in [...] … Read More

Incendiary — ’junk science’ in fire investigation - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jun 26, 2011

The case of Cameron Todd Willingham has had a huge impact on the state of Texas. It should also be yet another case that justice systems around the world take a good, hard look at to make sure that such issues do not occur in their jurisdictions. Cameron Todd Willingham was accused of setting a [...] … Read More

Drafting proposals in the open – sketching out project ideas - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke May 04, 2011

[also posted in http://www.science3point0.com/evomri/2011/05/03/drafting-proposals-in-the-open-sketching-out-project-ideas/] This post is licenced under a CC0 Recapitulation “Professionally our methods of transmitting and reviewing the results of research are generations old and by now are totally inadequate for their purpose.” Vannevar Bush, 1945 As announced last week, we – Fabiana Kubke and Daniel Mietchen – are currently participating in the Getting your [...] … Read More