How Conan will help to investigate knife crime
As gestations go, it’s right up there with elephants. After 18 months of painstaking work, the UTS Centre for Forensic Science (CFS) has farewelled one of the most unusual instruments to come out of its lab – a stabbing machine called Conan.
For police investigating knife crime, understanding how blades penetrate and damage fabric is crucial. Thanks to a partnership between UTS and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the development of this revolutionary new forensic tool that just became a whole lot easier.
In 2014, AFP forensic chemist and UTS alumna Kate Sloan contacted Centre for Forensic Science director Claude Roux because they wanted to develop a machine to help understand how factors such as the force and angle of the blade influence the patterns knives make in fabrics.
Read the full story at the UTS Newsroom.