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Research facility will help solve murder investigations

18 November 2014
A police officer training a scent-detection dog in the oustkirts of Sydney

Professor Shari Forbes and her research team are undertaking research they hope will improve police scent-detection dog training.
Picture by Wade Laube

A unique Australian research facility on the outskirts of Sydney will improve understanding of how human remains decompose, and help police with missing persons and homicide investigations.

The multidisciplinary facility for taphonomic experimental research, which is being established by the UTS and several partners, will be the first in the Southern Hemisphere to use donated human cadavers to study the processes of decomposition.

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