Indigenous People and Forensic Science

Dear CSFS membership, We have had a request to assist in bridging community between indigenous peoples and forensic science. If we have any indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) forensic scientists/experts who are interested in helping out, please reply back to the following contact info: Kona WilliamsMD, FRCPC (AP/FP)Forensic Pathologist and CoronerDirector, Northeastern Regional Forensic…

CSFS 2020 Poster Competition Results

“On Wednesday May 27th, the CSFS hosted its inaugural digital poster competition over Twitter! The CSFS Board of Directors and the Conference Organizing Committee would like to thank our panel of Canada-wide judges for their time and efforts, and thank all the #CSFSPoster2020 participants for sharing their research with the community. We look forward to…

First Forensic Scientist – Inspector Vance by Eve Lazarus

Read about the the first forensic scientist, Inspector Vance.  Eve Lazarus who has written a book about the beginning of forensic science and specifically Inspector Vance, has written a blog exclusively for the CSFS, regarding how she came across this fascinating piece of forensic history. Inspector Vance – the first forensic scientist

Document Examiners are more than handwriting experts

Author’s credit:  Tobin Tanaka A document examiner is often thought to be a “handwriting expert”, this is only partially true as other examinations are conducted as needed in disputed document cases. These other examinations may reveal: the probable source of the document (printer, writer, physical location where prepared), connections or nexus to other documents, if…

Entomology – A Primer

Entomology is the study of insects so forensic (or medico-legal) entomology is the study of the insects associated with a dead body, primarily in order to estimate the length of time that the insects have been colonizing the body and so infer the minimum elapsed time since death. For example, if the insects have been…