Forensics

Respecting those past

Respecting those past

As gardaí and emergency services know too well, deaths due to fires are not uncommon and are challenging due to the destructive force of high temperatures. Dr René Gapert investigates In all fire death cases it is vitally important to identify the deceased. Depending on the source of the fire, the highest temperature achieved, the location of the fire (outside […]

by · February 12, 2019 · Forensics, Modern Policing
Unearthing the dead

Unearthing the dead

René Gapert looks at the work of a forensic anthropologist in the exhumation of human remains Exhumations of the deceased are carried out for various reasons. Strictly speaking exhumations here refer to the excavation of a grave situated in a cemetery or churchyard and the removal of the human remains interred therein. This can be challenging for all involved but […]

by · May 26, 2018 · Forensics, Modern Policing
You can run but you cannot hide

You can run but you cannot hide

Forensic profiling is now at the cutting edge of police investigations – Sarah-Jane Winders investigates. The field of criminal profiling has fallen victim to pop-culture perceptions, through its frequent depictions in Hollywood movies, television series and novels. Professor David Canter, internationally renowned crime psychologist, stated that the real practice has become embroiled in the myth and reality depicted in the […]

by · May 27, 2016 · Forensics, Modern Policing