Blog

Exciting research developments in determining time of death

Posted on | Posted in Blog

    A new method for determining the precise time a person died has been developed by researchers. The new test will be able to establish an exact time of death even after as long as 10 days. At present, time of death is worked out by measuring core body temperature, which only works for[…..]

Read More

Forensic toxicology news

Posted on | Posted in Blog

  Technology used in toxicology testing for substance abuse is being developed in a new fingerprint drug screening device. This will assist Police in carrying out tests for drug driving offences on the roadside. Metabolites (a substance produced during metabolism) can be found in tiny traces of sweat on fingerprints which can be analysed on[…..]

Read More

Forensic science goes way back…

Posted on | Posted in Blog

One of the first details of forensic science being used to solve crimes happened in 44 B.C., when Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by Roman senators. A doctor named Antistius was called to examine the body of Julius Caesar. After an inspection of the body, Antistius concluded who was responsible for the crime, and[…..]

Read More

Schoolboys miss out on a double victory by a whisker!

Posted on | Posted in Blog

In front of a 200 strong crowd, Warrington Schoolboys’ Under 13’s team played their hearts out at the ESFA Cup at Warrington Town’s Cantilever Park late last week. The team have only been together for 10 months, made up of year 7 and 8 pupils from 10 different Warrington schools. The previous week they beat[…..]

Read More

Go Warrington School Boys U13’s!

Posted on | Posted in Blog

WFC1 WFC2 WFC3

Update….. to our followers… with regards to Essential Forensics Corporate Social Responsibility, at the beginning of the football calendar Essential Forensics sponsored two awesome youth teams, Warrington Schoolboys Under 13’s and Warrington Town FC Under e8’s, they have made their Club so proud with their seasons achievements…

Great news to hear that the Warrington School Boys U13’s football team have reached 2 cup finals in their first year together!

The team played Wirral schools last Wednesday & won 2.1 in the GMCSFA associations cup.

They are playing their other final this Wednesday night at Warrington Town FC facing the Wirral again, in the ESFA (England Schools Football Association) Cup.

Also Warrington U8’s are showing great promise, going from strength to strength and enjoying a day out at Liverpool academy.

It’s an immense privilege to be sponsoring these talented young lads.

http://www.warringtontownjfc.org.uk/

 

 

Poachers watch out!

Posted on | Posted in Blog

A new forensic laboratory has been opened by The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to assist the fight against poaching. The laboratory is working to establish a DNA database which will link stolen ivory and meat to specific animals. The information gleamed from this should help in prosecuting suspected poachers as cases can collapse because of[…..]

Read More

Pen to paper!

Posted on | Posted in Blog

Handwriting analysis is based on the assumption that every person has a unique style of writing, this style changes over time.

For these reasons, a visual comparison of two writing samples can harvest information about signature fraud and the approximate date of a writing sample. Infrared light can often demonstrate variation between two types of ink.

The markings left by the pen also enable an analyst to differentiate between two samples of writing. Forging signatures is an obvious example.

 

pen

Did you know… Maggots can help decipher corpse puzzles..!

Posted on | Posted in Blog

Forensic scientists studying bugs, such as maggots on corpses, can play a vital role in solving criminal puzzles. OK, so bugs don’t actually solve crimes…..Forensic entomology is the science of studying insects at a crime scene. The contents of a maggot’s tummy, for example, can give clues as to how long a body has been[…..]

Read More

Keep those body bags zipped!

Posted on | Posted in Blog

Highly sophisticated digital post-mortems could be the precursor of significant changes in forensic pathology. This would be an upshot for murder investigations, it is alleged. It has been said that CT scanning acknowledges the cause of death to be resolved even before the body bag has been unzipped! This technology is an extremely dynamic tool[…..]

Read More

Nike to Jimmy Choo!

Posted on | Posted in Blog

A new Metropolitan Police project is the use of a machine which captures shoe print patterns to compare against footwear marks found at crime scenes.

The first of its kind in Europe, this scanner technology will possibly reduce the cost per scan to the Police Force to 1p!

The new technology has allegedly helped convict up to 70 burglars in just 8 months. The time taken to develop footprints has gone from 5 days to 2 minutes..

The National Footwear Strategic Group is working with a Met hub to make a library of templates which will help identify various makes and types of footwear instantly making it easier while the villains are in custody.

Many forms of technology have been developed in this field over the last few years which enables forces to further their fight on crime in communities. Shoe print analysis has become a major growth area recently making for an extremely sophisticated intelligence tool!

From Nike to Jimmy Choo – you burglars better watch out!

Nike to Jimmy

Twitter
RSS Legal Aid Crime News
  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.
RSS Legal Aid Civil News
  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.
LiveZilla Live Chat Software