How mobile phones are helping forensic scientists catch murderers

Digital forensics is a growing area, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s infallible.

Any law student would, rightly, be terrified to walk into a crime scene complete with blood spattered walls and bright yellow forensic tape in their lecture theatre. But that’s the sight that recently greeted BPP Law School students in their Waterloo campus.

Thankfully, no murder had taken place — instead the scene played backdrop to charity Inside Justice’s interactive Crime Live event, where forensic scientists and audience members work together to investigate the fictional killing of a 28-year-old primary school teacher.

Bloodied fingerprint marks and a shattered backdoor window intrigued the event’s protective clothing-clad scientists, Tracy Alexander and Jo Millington. ..Read More..

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