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  DNA Forensics
To identify individuals, forensic scientists scan 13 DNA regions that vary from person to person and use the data to create a DNA profile of that individual (sometimes called a DNA fingerprint).
Forensic scientists compare these DNA profiles to determine whether the suspect's sample matches the evidence sample.
The forensic squad examined the suspect's pickup truck and collected pods later identified as the fruits of the palo verde tree (Cercidium spp.).
www.ornl.gov /sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/forensics.shtml   (3399 words)

forensics team focuses on "gap areas" not addressed by commercial tools or standard techniques.
The ability to quickly extract and understand this data is critical for forensic examiners.
A fully functional Linux VM forensics appliance, this virtual machine is pre-loaded with many specialized forensics and network analysis tools.
www.cert.org /forensics   (411 words)

 Computer Forensics World
This is a free and open peer to peer medium for digital and computer forensics professionals and students.
However, generally, computer forensics is considered to be the use of analytical and investigative techniques to identify, collect, examine and preserve evidence/information which is magnetically stored or encoded.
The most high profile are usually with respect to criminal investigation, or civil litigation, but digital forensic techniques can be of value in a wide variety of situations, including perhaps, simply re-tracking steps taken when data has been lost.
www.computerforensicsworld.com   (657 words)

 Elyse's CSI Crime Scene Investigation Site: Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation Information & Links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Forensic Art A good example of forensic art in CSI is when Grissom had the facial features of a deceased woman constructed from skeletal remains in the episode "Who Are You".
Forensic Entomology is the use of insects and other athropods that are found at decomposing remains to aid criminal and civil investigations.
Forensic medicine is the application of the science of medical and paramedical specialties (i.e., dental, chemical, psychological, biological, and mechanical techniques) in determining the cause(s) of an individual's death, injury or disease.
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  Forensics Summary
Forensic botany is the application of the plant sciences to legal matters.
Forensic science (often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system.
Forensics has been in use to solve crimes since ancient Rome, but doctors and scientists began to take a greater interest in it during the nineteenth century.
www.bookrags.com /Forensics   (280 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions
Of course, any high school or college experience you’ve had in forensics will be of benefit to you, but you can obtain training through classes in argumentation and debate, oral interpretation, and public speaking.
Forensics sharpens your ability to research and analyze problems, think and listen critically, express your thoughts clearly and fluently, and better understand public affairs.
Forensics schedules are planned around classes to the greatest extent possible.
www.lclark.edu /org/forensic/forensicsfaq.html   (1029 words)

 Computer Forensics
A thorough computer forensic investigation will uncover data that may be lurking in "hidden" places on the disk, not just the documents that are in plain view in a directory listing of the hard drive.
While computer forensics is often used to support legal proceedings, forensics is also invaluable to corporations in internal investigations, such as in employee misconduct and theft of information matters.
With computer forensics quickly becoming the new DNA in the field of computer crimes (with the location of al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to its credit), the U.S. government has taken strides to increase its ability to retrieve and decipher information from an array of computer media.
www.logicforce.com /computerforensics   (1285 words)

 Computer forensics and audio enhancement services - ISA Forensics, Inc. - Indianapolis, Indiana
Audio forensics techniques were used to authenticate voices on alleged statements from Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden were authentic.
Audio forensic techniques were used to remove unwanted noises and to recover lost footage.
Audio forensics is a combination of scientific knowledge and skill of the practioner and is not something that can be done by the average person.
www.isaforensics.com /faqs.htm   (1710 words)

Forensics is a major academic activity for students in Watertown High School.
The National Forensic League is a national organization that provides degrees and awards for excellence in forensic events, including the national tournament.
Virtually all active students join the National Forensic League because of the degrees available, because each membership helps the overall team, and because the National Forensic League is a highly regarded addition to the permanent record.
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 MS Degree Computer Forensics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Emphasis in Computer Forensics provides a program specific for those seeking to be computer-based and network-facilitated crime investigators.
The Computer Forensics Emphasis prepares students for positions in law enforcement and private corporations to combat the threat of these computer savvy criminals.
Trained computer forensic professionals in both law enforcement and private industry will prove to be extremely valuable in the years to come fighting cyber crime.
forensics.marshall.edu /MSDegree/MSDegree-Computer.html   (237 words)

 NTI - Increasing Storage Capacities - The Computer Forensics Dilemma
The field of computer forensics is still evolving and computer forensics software tools and procedures are currently used by the both the public and private sectors in internal investigations, criminal investigations, electronic document discovery, internal audits, computer security reviews, data elimination certifications and as a follow on to computer incident responses.
The effectiveness of computer forensic software tools and processes is directly tied to the volume of computer data involved and the number of computers to be processed in a specified period of time.
When the first law enforcement computer forensics training courses were created at FLETC in 1989 by NTI's founders, typical computer media storage capacities ranged from 360,000 bytes (on a floppy diskette) to approximately 20 million bytes (on a hard disk drive).
www.forensics-intl.com /art14.html   (1749 words)

Concordia Forensics is a cocurricular program of the communication studies and theatre art department.
The Concordia program is one of a few squads in the country that has an integrated program, where speakers and debaters work together on the same squad and formulate shared goals and initiatives.
Students interested in collegiate forensics competition are encouraged to apply for the Speech and Debate Scholarships.
www.cord.edu /dept/admissions/forensics.php   (271 words)

 Forensics | Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute
Forensic neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology is in contradistinction to a coroner who may be involved with the analysis of pathologic specimens - examination of tissues or organs in autopsy who is practicing forensic pathology.
There is a subcertification in forensic psychiatry both through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Association for Psychiatry and the Law.
Dr Neppe is a clinician and forensic specialist who may be retained in the USA by plaintiff or defense in civil litigation, and has also expressed expert opinions in criminal cases although this is an area he no longer prefers to do.
www.pni.org /forensics   (3871 words)

 What's New? | Computer Forensics
The location was chosen because of its strategic proximity to the central part of the country allowing Computer Forensics Inc.™ to more easily provide Midwest-based companies with more timely and efficient services in the area of electronic evidence discovery, computer forensics analysis, expert witness services and electronic risk control programs.
Companies are also finding the need to train their employees on how to use network resources effectively and are looking for experts to help them develop programs and handbooks to do so.
Computer Forensics Inc.™ provides services to some of the country’s most respected legal firms and largest corporations to uncover electronic evidence buried in email files, desktop and laptop computers, network servers and backup tapes.
www.forensics.com /html/whats_new_press_ks_office.html   (520 words)

 United States Secret Service: Forensic Services   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Forensic examiners analyze questioned documents, fingerprints, false identification documents, credit cards and other related forensic science areas.
Forensic Automation - Forensic automation analysts provide advanced automated/computer support to all U.S. Secret Service protective and investigative elements, as well as for outside requests that have originated within Secret Service field offices.
The primary goal of analysts is to support field investigations by providing expert forensic analyses of evidence developed during investigations; writing reports of the scientific findings and providing subsequent expert testimony in court proceedings.
www.ustreas.gov /usss/forensics.shtml   (539 words)

 Computer Forensics
There are many definitions of computer forensics however generally, computer forensic refers to the detail investigation of the computers to carry out the required tasks.
Computer forensic is a broader concept which is mainly related to the crimes happening in computer which is against law.
The main motto of computer forensic experts is not only to find the criminal but also to find out the evidence and the presentation of the evidence in a manner that leads to legal action of the culprit.
www.computerforensics1.com   (273 words)

 NOVA | Archive | Forensics | PBS
Forensic scientists search for clues hidden within the chaos of crime scenes to help law enforcement find the Unabomber.
Forensic scientists revisit the infamous Sheppard murder case of the 1950s in search of the true killer.
Forensic investigators tease secrets from the well-preserved bodies of people buried long ago in peat bogs.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/archive/int_fore.html   (424 words)

 USATODAY.com - Cybercrime spurs college courses in digital forensics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Classes in digital forensics — the collection, examination and presentation of digitally stored evidence in criminal and civil investigations — are cropping up as fast as the hackers and viruses that spawn them.
Digital forensics is considered a crucial weapon in law enforcement's escalating war against computer-related crimes.
The FBI handled more than 9,500 computer forensics cases in fiscal year 2005, which ended in September, compared with about 3,600 in fiscal 2000, according to an FBI briefing.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/techinnovations/2006-06-05-digital-forensics_x.htm?csp=34   (504 words)

 Watching the Detectives - EMERGING TECHNOLOGY - CIO Magazine Jun 1,2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Forensics practitioners say a big challenge for the forensics toolmakers is to keep up with the growing gaggles of gigabytes that come with the average PC or laptop.
Forensics experts generally laugh when asked if their work comes into play only when bad things happen to good computer systems.
But in fact, both vendors and practitioners say that forensics tools can come in handy in cases where critical corporate documents have been deleted inadvertently and need to be recovered, or if there's damage to a building where computers reside and there's a chance to rehabilitate what information was lost or not backed up properly.
www.cio.com /archive/060102/et_article.html   (2086 words)

" is a middle school forensic mystery that uses fingerprinting, a white powders lab, correlation of foot size to height, and do teeth impressions to identify the culprit.
To access the "Forensic Metrics" lab, you need to be an NSTA member.
"A Case of Murder" is a forensic science unit that includes hair analysis, blood analysis, ink chromatograhy, and DNA fingerprinting labs.
www.nclark.net /Forensics   (1053 words)

 Logicube.com, hard drive duplication, copying hard drives & computer forensics
Logicube is the industry leader in computer forensic hard drive data capture technologies for law enforcement, cybercrime experts, and corporate security personnel.
The use of mobile phone devices for criminal activities has skyrocketed over the last few years to address this segment of the forensic investigative area, Logicube also manufactures a cell phone and PDA data capture solution.
The company's forensic data capture products are sold directly by Logicube as well as through a network of international distributors and authorized dealers in North America.
www.logicubeforensics.com   (387 words)

 Western Kentucky University - Forensics [Home]
You are cordially invited to attend the 2007 Western Kentucky University/Ohio University Forensics Fiesta.
WKU forensics is proud to announce the Elizabeth McWorter-Harden Forensics Alumni Association.
Western forensics proudly sponsors Humorous Interpretation, the supplemental events, as well as the consolation events at the National Forensic League national tournament.
www.wku.edu /forensics   (320 words)

 Click Forensics, Inc.
At Click Forensics, we believe advertisers should get what they pay for.
Online advertising is a great way to reach customers and build a business but click fraud is driving up campaign costs, inflating keyword prices and causing advertisers to wonder just how big a problem it is for them.
Thousands of advertisers look to Click Forensics to be their advocate in fighting click fraud.
www.clickforensics.com   (222 words)

 Top Professional Forensics Experts and Legal Witnesses
ExpertWitness.com matches highly credentialed Forensics expert witnesses, forensics analysts, forensics litigation support consultants/experts with attorneys, lawyers, law firms, legal, Forensics professionals for both plaintiff and defense.
Accepted forensic sciences include medicine, pathology and psychiatry, forensic science, forensics, crime, arson, investigation, DNA, crime scene, criminalistics, trace evidence, questioned documents, forensic evaluations, forensic anthropology, arson investigation, criminalistics,forensic medicine, forensic odontology, forensic toxocology, forensic entomology.
Available to be Forensic Sciences expert witnesses and Forensic Sciences forensic consultants in Forensic Sciences litigation, and prepare Forensic Sciences expert reports for testimony.
forensics.expertwitness.com   (175 words)

 ScienceDaily: Forensic News
October 18, 2007 — Ninety-seven years after an American was hanged in London in one of the most notorious and famous murder cases in British history, forensic science is producing evidence that his execution was a...
Scientists are using the new Direct Analysis in Real Time mass spectrometry interface, which has made a guest appearance on the popular...
May 29, 2007 — "Virtual autopsy" performed with multidetector computed tomography can aid forensics teams in determining if a person has drowned, according to a new...
www.sciencedaily.com /news/matter_energy/forensics   (683 words)

 Forensic Accounting Information | Business.com
Providing forensic accounting expertise for over 20 years.
The purpose of ACFE is to advance the profession of forensic examination and consultation across the many professional fields of membership by elevating standards through education, basic and advanced training, and Diplomate Status.
Provides a forum for the publication of all significant research dealing with forensic accounting, striving to establish a balance between theoretical and empirical studies.
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