• Caroline Mireault is the winner of the H. Ward Smith Award

      The Canadian Society of Forensic Science is pleased to announce that the 2017 Winner of the H. Ward Smith Award is: Caroline Mireault Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, PQ. Congratulations et félicitations! Caroline will present her work at a CSFS session at IAFS 2017. For more information on how to attend, please go here. The awards […]

    • IAFS 2017

      The 21st Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences is being held in Toronto, Canada in 2017. Mark the dates on your calendar – August 21-25, 2017. The CSFS will be holding Special Sessions within the upcoming 2017 International Association of Forensic Science meeting to be held 21-25 August 2017 in Toronto. The […]

    • H. Ward Smith Award – IAFS Conference

      The Canadian Society of Forensic Science H. Ward Smith Award The H. Ward Smith award will be available to eligible IAFS 2017 conference delegates.Ward Smith was the first Director of the Centre of Forensic Sciences, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The H. Ward Smith Fund was established in his memory to provide travel assistance to members […]

    • 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 […]


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