UTS Science in Focus: Inside the forensics world
UTS forensic scientists explain how they help solve crimes and identify victims in major disasters.
Two UTS scientists explain how their forensic science research will help to solve crime and identify bodies in major disasters.
The chemistry of death and decomposition – Professor Shari Forbes
Love watching CSI? Binged watched the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer? Like most crime show fans, you’ve probably pictured yourself as a forensics investigator. But have you ever wondered how scientists determine things like time since death? Or how police dogs are able to quickly locate bodies?
The hidden science of latent fingerprints – Dr Xanthe Spindler
Fingerprints are one of the pillars of forensic science case work and TV shows. They have been helping detect and identify people for over a century, and they look fantastic on camera. Forensic scientists now have an arsenal of techniques for detecting latent fingerprints, but the continual drive to develop more powerful techniques has uncovered just how little we know about the science behind these invisible traces.
UTS Science in Focus is a free public lecture series presented by special guests and UTS experts in science; discussing a range of important scientific issues confronting contemporary Australia.