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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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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Forensic Cases: The Murder of Leanne Tiernan

In August 2001, a man walking his dog in Lindley Woods, near Otley, in West Yorkshire, found the body of 16-year old Leanne Tiernan, buried in a shallow grave. This was about ten miles from her home in Landseer Mount, Bramley, Leeds. She had been walking home from a Christmas …

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Criminal Profiling & Its Use in Crime Solving

In the last decade the use of criminal profiling as a means to help detect and capture criminals has become more common place during many a criminal investigation. Indeed criminal profiling has also been recognised as one of the most useful techniques in offender profiling – a technique used to …

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The Romanovs: Forensic Identification of the Tsar’s Grave

The Romanovs were the last imperial dynasty to rule Russia, between 1693 and 1917. In the February Revolution in 1917, the first part of the Russian Revolution, the Romanov Tsar Nicholas II abdicated and nominated his brother, the Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, who declined the crown. Nicholas, his wife, Tsarina …

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Building a Criminal Case Using Forensic Evidence

The most important element of any case against a suspected criminal is the forensic evidence. In the past much was made of eye witness accounts of a crime but now – as technology evolves – the eye witness is the evidence left at the scene of a crime by the …

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