Friday, 31 July 2015

Investigating A Murder Crime Scene

A young woman was killed in Ibadan, Nigeria. Her murderer took her body to a woodland area along the local Eruwa community to secretly  bury.  He buried her body but her head and some parts of her body were still exposed. The body was at an advanced stage of decomposition when it was found. There was high concentration of  maggots around her cranial region(head) and other exposed body parts.
The police has invited

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Relevance Of DNA Database In Nigeria

There was no way the 2015 Nigerian General Elections would have been credible without the instrumental role played by the National Voters database (or Register). Everything the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, did in the hall of the Abuja International Conference Center was to

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Forensic Utilization Of Fingerprints In Nigeria.

In 1978, a 61 year old man was murdered in his home.  Fingerprints were recovered from the crime scene as well as from his vehicle which was stolen by the murderer. It proved too difficult to identify the killer because the fingerprint results did not match any database at that time. The case went

Thursday, 16 July 2015

10 Kinds Of Fluids In Your Body That Contain DNA

There is virtually no part the human body that does not contain DNA. Every portion in our body that contains cells has this genetic code. The only exception to this is the red blood cells which have no nucleus on them. So any cell with a nucleus carries DNA.
DNA can be extracted from bodily fluids

Saturday, 4 July 2015

5 Critical Questions That Define Admissibility of Evidence In Court

The decision to allow an evidence to be admitted in court rests solely on the judge.
More particularly if the evidence is scientific-based, from a forensic perspective. Many people and relevant stakeholders(parties involved in the case) in court including the judge may not be scientists. So the "process"  of allowing evidences to be admitted is to be undertaken with all seriousness considering the stakes involved. The following questions drawn both from  Daubert and Frye's standard of evidence admissibility guides the judge in determining whether an evidence given by an expert witness is admissible or not.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

7 Major Things Your Skeleton Can Reveal About You

Its amazing what bones can reveal about the identity of an individual. Basically, bones make up the skeletal system which supports the whole body mass. Certain  features collectively known as biological profile can be determined or estimated from  human skeletal bones to a high degree of accuracy.
The determination of these features can help in the identification of unknown victims of gruesome murders with access to just their skeletal remains.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Amazing Ways These Things Can Help In Solving Crimes

I will refer to them as 'these things' for now and reveal their identity at the end of the post(that's if you have not decoded it within this first paragraph). Test your patience today by showing a little restraint.
We interact with them everyday. We breathe in what they exhale and vice versa. Some beautiful ones are used to beautify our environments and houses. Many with large surface areas are used to enjoy cool shades from the hot sun. One critical fact about them is