How exactly can a hound discern between the smell of a deer carcass and that of a human remains? Researchers asked themselves the same question, and the results of their work reveal exactly how: Decomposing human bodies release a unique chemical cocktail, and experts hope the breakthrough can be useful to improve cadaver dog training or leaqd to the developmen of machines that could allow them to sniff out bodies faster than ever before.
People suffering from a severe mental disorder that commit crime and are incarcerated have different characteristics than those who are hospitalized rather than incarcerated after an offence, finds a study by researchers at the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal (IUSMM) and the Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal (IPPM), affiliated with the University of Montreal, can be found here.
An increasing volume of attacks using file-less malware and other anti-forensic measures is leading a greater-than-ever skill gap in the cybersecurity bizz. These tehniques leave little to no trace on physical disks, and unfortunately the good guys aren't keeping up: There's a shortage of skilled digital forensics practitioners who are able to efficiently investigate these types of offensives.
Today, the Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London and world-famous, honorary member Professor Elizabeth Loftus sat down and discussed with Reddit how psychology can improve the...
Face matching is, simply put, the practice of asserting if a face in a number of different pictures belongs to the same individual. And while many software companies and technology giants have invested heavily in such software (Hulu'ss facial recognition software, for example, or Facebook's newly unveiled facial matching one), it is encouraging to see that the best of the best at it are the ones that try to protect us from those that go staby-stab in the night: forensic experts.