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Grenfell Tower fire forensics — Expert Reaction

Tessa Evans posted in on June 19th, 2017.

The latest reports from last week’s devastating fire in the Grenfell Tower apartment block in London suggest there are 58 people still unaccounted for who are presumed dead.  Forensic scientists are beginning their investigation, but the intensity of the fire makes it difficult to identify the remains. The UK SMC collected expert reaction on the […]

ESR forensic scientist honoured

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 21st, 2010.

Pioneering forensic scientist Wayne Chisnall is to receive the John Harber Phillips Award, which aims to ‘promote, recognise and reward an individual’s outstanding contributions to the advancement of forensic science in Australia and New Zealand’. Wayne Chisnall is the now-retired general manager of forensics at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR). Chisnall was […]

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NZ Herald: Anthony Doesburg – Crime sleuths separate forensics

Peter Griffin posted in on July 5th, 2010.

Anthony Doesburg writes in the New Zealand Herald about the differences between real-world and television-based forensics. Local forensic scientist Anna Sandiford says that while such shows have opened up science for more people, they are often absolutely unrealistic, particularly in terms of the process of forensic science. An excerpt: (read in full here) “That doesn’t […]

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