Category Archives: Forensic radiology

Computed tomography, CT scans or x-rays used in lieu of (or to assist) post mortems.
Journal articles will include experimental studies, case studies.
EXCLUDES case studies where patient had a CT scan PRIOR to death.

Private forensics firms use scientific advances to combat crime and cuts

Independent UK Paul Peachey 30 October 2015

The private sector has provided a riposte to claims that research and innovation is being stifled by outsourcing.   The National Audit Office also warned last year of potential dangers of miscarriages of justice following the closure of the loss-making, state-run Forensic Science Service (FSS) in 2012, which shifted the burden of scientific testing on to police forces and the private sector.

The technology was part of an annual £3.4m research budget that private provider LGC detailed in a 2013 report to MPs investigating the state of forensics. But the MPs warned that with budget cuts and decreased spending on scientific testing, forensic companies “may not be willing to invest further in a shrinking market”.

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SA courts may need help to cope with appeals

IN Daily Charles Gent 23 October 2015

The authors of Miscarriages of Justice: Criminal Appeals and the Rule of Law in Australia, Flinders law academic Ms Bibi Sangha and Dr Bob Moles, were strong advocates for the recently adopted legislation that created a new path for criminal review in the State; a similar law has just been introduced in Tasmania.

This could include South Australia, where the current application for leave to appeal in the case of Frits Van Beelen includes the claim that between 1972 and 1994 the Chief Forensic Pathologist in South Australia was at all relevant times “unprofessional, incompetent, untrustworthy”.

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How DC is Turning Department of Forensic Sciences Around: Part I

CBSDC 14 October 2015

With new leadership, a new data management system and, soon, newly-retrained DNA technicians, the department of forensic sciences is working to solve its past mistakes.

The department is also transitioning to a new data management system designed to step up efficiency. The laboratory information management system (LIMS) went live at the beginning of October. There was no such system in place before that.

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The Malaysian MH17 Crash Investigation: Dutch Safety Board (DSB) Prepares “Missile Attack On Moscow”

Global Research John Helmer September 16, 2015

The Dutch Government has decided to launch a missile attack on Moscow in October. By suppressing all evidence obtained from the bodies of victims of the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17, officials of the Dutch Safety Board and associated Dutch military officers, police and prosecutors are preparing to release a report on the crash with a gaping hole in its veracity.
At the same time, and apparently unknown in The Netherlands, an Australian coroners’ report on the identification and forensic testing of the bodies carried out in The Netherlands reveals post-mortem evidence to show that in their public statements the Dutch government officials have been lying about metal evidence they claim to have found. This evidence has not only been buried with the passengers’ remains. It has been buried by the Dutch Government and by coroners in the UK and Australia, who are now legally required to investigate independently what caused the deaths of citizens in their jurisdiction. All are withholding the CT scans, X-rays, autopsy and other post-mortem results, including metallurgical assays, the documentation of which accompanied the coffins of the aircraft’s victims from The Netherlands to their homelands.

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Introduction to CKN Resources – Training Webinar

Tuesday 15 September 3:30 pm

This 45 minute session will get you started with researching using CKN resources. We’ll cover how to search effectively across multiple resources with a single search; find evidence-based information; locate individual journals; and utilise specific resources suitable for your area of interest. We’ll also cover setting up alerts to monitor the latest research; and mobile access via your phone or tablet.

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Forensic investigators: Five women who have carved a career in solving crimes

Herald Sun Sarah Marinos 11 September 2015

Features five Victorian women involved in criminal justice – toxicologist Maria Pricone; forensic anthropologist Dr Soren Blau; forensic pathologist Dr Linda Iles; homicide detective Megan Adams;  and criminologist Dr Kate Ftiz-Gibbon.

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Conference Alert – Legal and modality aspects of forensic imaging

British Institute of Radiology; Manchester UK 16 November 2015

To update current forensic knowledge focusing on the applications of different modalities in the forensic process, together with the legal aspects.

1.Provide an update on the role of different imaging modalities and applications
2. Provide an understanding of the current best practices
3. Equip those involved in conforming to the requirements of the law related to Forensic radiology and report writing

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