News 07.07.11

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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