135 – Prof Claude Roux – Forensic Science

I talk to Professor Claude Roux from the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Technology Sydney about forensics and how it is used. Topics we discuss include:

– The type of research Claude is interested in
– Finger printing
– Forensic anatomy
– Anti body forensic methods
– DNA usage and profiling in the criminal justice system
– Forensic intelligence
– What are the ‘point of identities’ in a fingerprint?
– How many matching points does a fingerprint need to be classified as a match?
– How do forensic scientists ensure identification?
– How accurate is DNA evidence?
– Forensics v archaeology
– The differing definitions of ‘trace’
– The future of forensic science

Listener of the episode is Kathleen Humble, from Melbourne, Australia.

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