Improper Evidence Gathering

“[…] Improperly Photographed Impressions: If the examination involves a photographed tire impression, many things can affect the dimensional accuracy of that photograph. If the camera’s film plane (back) is not perfectly parallel to the impression, then the photograph will have a perspective problem that can affect the ability to accurately enlarge the photograph of the […]

via “Improperly Photographed Impressions”. — Mantracking

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Plane crashes into California home, leaving four dead and one hurt — fox4kc.com

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Four people were killed Monday when a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood on Monday in Riverside, California, authorities said. The Cessna 310 crashed about a half-mile northeast of the Riverside Municipal Airport, according to Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. It had departed from Riverside en route to San…

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Bad news for passport control: face-matching is harder than we realised — Research Digest

By Alex Fradera Experiments suggest that telling if two unfamiliar faces are the same or different is no easy task. Such research has sometimes presented participants with full body shots, has more commonly used cropped shots of people’s heads, but almost never placed the faces in a formal context, such as on a photographic ID […]

via Bad news for passport control: face-matching is harder than we realised — Research Digest

Forensic Linguistics: 101 — April Rink

If you have ever heard a song for the first time and recognized the artist because of his/her voice, then you have employed the techniques of linguistics. Or maybe you’ve left a note for your mother on the kitchen counter asking her to buy Doritos and though you didn’t sign it, she knew your handwriting. In a […]

via Forensic Linguistics: 101 — April Rink

Colombia plane crash: 6th survivor found under fuselage — WGNO

Watch Video NEAR MEDELLIN, Colombia (CNN) – Authorities say they’ve found a sixth survivor of a plane crash in Colombia. The man was found under the fuselage, according to Mauricio Parodi, a local disaster official. Medellin Mayor Federico Gutiérrez says 75 people were killed in the crash and six people were injured. A charter plane carrying…

via Colombia plane crash: 6th survivor found under fuselage — WGNO

Conservation Connection – Understanding decomposer lifeforms

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Naturalist Curtis Parsons visits KPLR 11 News at Noon to show us the mysterious world of decomposers. Q. What are decomposers? • Decomposers are organisms that help break down dead and decaying matter • Some decomposers specialize on breaking down plants or animals • Today we’ll focus on animal decomposers, especially insects…

via Conservation Connection – Understanding decomposer lifeforms — kplr11.com

China coal mine explosion leaves over a dozen dead, 20 trapped underground —

Thirteen people have been found dead after a gas explosion in a Chinese coal mine and the status is unknown of 20 others still trapped, state media said Tuesday.

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