Science Thursday


This week in forensics: the U.K. seeks university-based forensic research opportunities, a Canadian study reveals a new direction for shaken baby syndrome research, and questionable forensic evidence affects the Casey Anthony case. Here’s a roundup of forensics news:


A UK Home Office report

recommends, in light of the closure of the country’s Forensic Science Service, that  research councils, which fund academic research in the UK, develop

a strategic research priority for forensic science



The Arizona Game and Fish Department completed

a portion of a forensic necropsy

on a bear that is believed to have attacked a woman.

New forensic pathology research

may shed light on the debate on shaken baby syndrome


ProPublica pointed out that the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony

raised questions about forensic practices

and methods used frequently across the country.

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