4 Common Types of Computer Crimes (And Their Impacts)

Learn about four common types of computer crimes and their impacts in our brief overview. Computer crimes, or “cybercrimes,” have increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are four common types of computer crimes targeting businesses and individuals: Phishing – sending fraudulent messages designed to trick users into revealing sensitive …

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What Is Forensic Science?

Forensic science is the application of scientific methods across civil and criminal law. The best-known types of forensic science are around the analysis and interpretation of evidence in order to solve crimes and bring successful prosecution of criminals. Forensic science is a highly competitive field with entry requiring undergraduate and potentially …

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What is the Difference between Accuracy and Precision Measurements?

According to a thesaurus, precision is a synonym for accuracy. However, the scientific world distinguishes between these two concepts in important ways. In fact, different fields use slightly different terminology at times (in statistics, error, bias, and variability are terms more commonly encountered), but we are going to focus on …

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Computer Forensics Explained

In today’s ever changing criminal world the use of computers for fraud and the pursuit of other crimes has increased to dramatic proportions. So much so that specialist departments have been formed to help deal with the problem of computer crime. Computer crime is not only about fraud – online …

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New Forensic Computer Applications

When you take a digital photograph, you perhaps never think that each picture can actually be linked up to you. But new forensic computer and electronics applications mean that every single picture you take has a special ‘fingerprint’ in the pixels of each photograph. A Forensic Scientist can find out …

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Exhuming a Corpse For Forensic Analysis

There are any number of reasons why a body might be exhumed for forensic analysis but they must first be deemed justified by a judge before an order to exhume will be issued. It is important to examine first of all why forensics dictates that a body might need to …

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Forensic Cases: The Woman in the Suitcase

In November 2002, a walker in Askham Richard, a village near York, in North Yorkshire, made a horrific discovery – the almost naked and decomposed body of a young Asian woman, hidden in a suitcase. A pathologist confirmed that she had been suffocated. Forensic Analysis The forensic analysis began with …

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Chemical Pollution of a Crime Scene

A great many of us are familiar with the processes of forensic science simply from what we have seen on television, in the movies and also read in books but there are processes involved that are sometimes not spoken of simply because they slow the process of storytelling down. What …

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Forensic Cases: The M25 Rapist, Antoni Imiela

In March 2004, a judge at Maidstone Crown Court sentenced Antoni Imiela, a 49-year-old Briton of German and Polish origin to seven life sentences for the rape of seven women and girls aged 10 to 52 in Kent, Surrey, London and Hertfordshire, with a further 29 years for the kidnap, …

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Forensic Toxicology

The field of forensic science has come a long way – this is particularly true in the area of forensic toxicology, which is both fascinating and important for many applications. Forensic toxicology deals with the investigation of toxic substances, environmental chemicals or poisonous products. If you have ever been asked …

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