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From Building Design to Prime Time: Forensic Engineering
(Released July 2008)

 
  by Marianne Stanczak  

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  1. Australian Federal Police officer, Julian Slater, the coordinator of forensic and disaster victims investigation, gestures as he speaks during a press conference in the tourist area of Kuta, Denpasar, Bali 17 October 2002. It could take months to complete formal identification of all victims of the Bali bombing and some may never be identified, he said.
    Agence France-Presse, 2002/Oka BUDHI


  2. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Police detectives and forensic teams examine the derailed Sydney commuter train on January 31, 2003 near Waterfall south of Sydney, Australia. The Tangara commuter train was carrying approximately 80 passengers as it derailed on the southbound Illawarra line injuring over 60, with fifteen seriously injured and nine passengers confirmed dead. Emergency services were challenged due to restricted access to the accident site located in rugged terrain.
    Adam Pretty/Getty Images


  3. WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 13: Gregory D. Kutz, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Special Investigations for the Government Accountability Office, testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs February 13, 2006 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Kutz testified that many unqualified people were able to recieve thousands of dollars of aid due to poor planning and uncoordination at the Federal Emergency Managment Agency following Hurricane Katrina. In their ongoing investigation into the government response to Hurricane Katrina, the committee's hearing was titiled "Hurricane Katrina: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Worsen the Disaster."
    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


  4. Dr. Patricia Kauffman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a forensic pathologist helping to identify the victims of Hurricane Katrina at the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team mobile morgue at a damaged hanger in Gulfport, Mississippi, September 27, 2005.
    John Fitzhugh, KRT Photos


  5. NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: Visitors to Ground Zero peer out at the site February 23, 2005 in New York City. The medical examiner's office has announced that they've chiefly ended efforts to identify the remains of those killed at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2001, which will leave more than a thousand victims still unidentified. The forensic endeavor, which has been working on the case since the attacks 3 1/2 years ago, failed to identify any remains of more than 1,100 victims, or almost half of the 2,749 who died.
    Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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  1. - Summary of the light bulb examination results

    CASE REPORT: Interpretation of Automotive Light Bulb Examination Results: An Intriguing Case
    Stauffer, Eric, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 119-124. 2007
  2. Jessica Diaz (R) collects pistachio nuts left at the crime scene for DNA analysis, while Clayre Tolbert documents the evidence

    MENDEL MEETS CSI: Forensic Genotyping as a Method To Teach Genetics & DNA Science
    Kurowski, S.; Reiss, R. American Biology Teacher, Vol. 69, No. 5, pp. 280-286. May 2007
  3. D-reconstructions of the CT-data of a pilot, who died in an airplane crash. (a) Overview of the whole skeleton seen from the front and from behind, showing multiple skeletal fractures: fracture of the right clavicle (yellow arrow), both humeri (red arrows), multiple fractures of the pelvis (turquoise arrows), fractures of both femurs (violet arrows) and multiple fractures of both tibiae and fibulae (dotted circle). (b) 3D-model of the skull, showing multiple fractures of the viscerocranium (black arrows) and a fracture that had led to a dislocation of the temporal suture (red arrows). (c) Cross-sectional image at the level of the lumbar spine showing the first lumbar vertebra with fractures (arrows) of both transversal processes

    Virtopsy - Radiology in Forensic Medicine
    Grabherr, S.; Stephan, B. A.; Buck, U.; Nather, S.; Christe, A.; Oesterhelweg, L.; Ross, S.; Dirnhofer, R.; Thali, M. J., Imaging Decisions MRI, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 2-9. Mar 2007
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