The field of digital forensics has become more prevalent in the court of law due to the increase of availability of technology. With digital evidence coming up in court consistently, digital forensics and its tools are coming under scrutiny and being held against disciplines that are more standardized. Wildson and Slay went so far as to call digital . . .
The vector-borne hemoflagellate parasite Trypanosoma cruzi infects seven million people globally and causes chronic cardiomyopathy and gastrointestinal diseases. Historically, T. cruzi was endemic to Central and South America, but is now found throughout the southern United States and across 43 countries globally. There are three . . .
Individuals and agencies of multiple disciplines have evolved interests which result in the studies and research of marine mammals as well as other protected marine dwellers such as sea turtles. Aside from wildlife conservation, a logarithmic increase in interest to these protected animals have been the side effect of trade for profit to fund activities . . .
Correctly classifying bloodstain patterns is a crucial element of providing conclusions in
the field of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, because the type of bloodstain pattern speaks to how the
bloodstains were created. Very few studies have compared impact spatter specifically to satellite
spatter. The research needs outlined by SWGSTAIN . . .
Despite technological advancements and improved methodologies in
forensic science and investigative practices, cold cases are a growing problem in the
United States. Although there has been a surge in interest in solving cold cases due to
advancements in technology, there has been very little research conducted on cold case
investigation methodology. . . .
Scent training and field detection trials were conducted to determine if honey bee (Apis mellifera) foraging behavior could be employed as a practical application in the location of vertebrate carrion for use in interdiction and recovery efforts of illegally trafficked wildlife. Resource recognition and querying trials consisted of two components. . . .
This study proved that there is a chemical difference between processed human hair extensions and natural human head hair. This was indicated by differences observed in UV-Vis, GC/MS, and NMR spectra between natural human head hair and processed human hair extensions. There were peaks present in the spectra of the processed human hair extensions . . .
Three brands of processed human hair extensions were evaluated microscopically and genetically for their probative value in forensic casework. Microscopic analysis of hair morphology determined that the internal and surface characteristics of the human hair extensions were consistent with human head hair and failed to identify any distinguishing . . .
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) cases represent the largest portion of cases handled in most forensic toxicology laboratories. Blood is a commonly used specimen and is often analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). A common extraction for this method requires two milliliters of blood. If more than one extraction . . .
Rapid development of cloud computing brings challenges to digital forensic investigation, where traditional digital forensic tools and methodologies do not apply well. New approaches are needed to overcome emerged problems. This research focuses on analyzing a popular cloud storage service Google Drive in a forensically sound manner. The application . . .