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The science and practice of examining physical evidence and applying the physical properties of that evidence to the resolution of legal issues, particularly identifying the commission, nature, and perpetrators of crimes
Genetics The use of DNA for identification (e.g., to establish paternity in child support cases, link a suspect to a crime scene, identify accident victims, etc.)

forensics

Vox populi A popular term for the investigative armamentarium–eg, documents and other writings, used to link an actor with an act, usually understood to be of criminal nature including but not limited to homicide and violent death
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In each section of the book, Bartanen not only discusses the elements of teaching and administering a forensics program, but also analyzes the assumptions that serve to justify certain practices and discourage other practices.
As the threat from malicious acts involving nuclear and other radioactive materials persists, nuclear forensics depends upon innovative science and methodologies to identify the origin and history of these materials as part of an investigation of a nuclear security event.
As a special offer in celebration of the official opening of Prism Forensics LLC, you can receive a free audio evaluation of your file, offer valid until 12/31/2011 (terms & conditions apply).
Within Issue 6, the DFM team have put the emphasis on Operational Forensics with articles on Situational Awareness & Digital Forensics, Wireless Networks & Digital Forensics Deep Packet Inspection on High Speed Networks, Digital Forensics in the Cloud Netflow & forensics using SIEM in forensic investigations, Data Breach Investigations and Criminal Profiling which includes an in depth look at the phases of a computer hacking attack.
The use of mobile forensics to uncover data has become increasingly important in corporate investigations, civil disputes and criminal cases.
Mr Campbell added, "DFM has become the foremost magazine for the Digital Forensics community in just 12 short months, and the fact that we've not had a single cancellation of subscription in our first year shows that we are doing something right.