CODIS stands for Combined DNA Index System and is the national DNA database for the USA run by
the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). It is a collective DNA database for three levels of
information in the USA: the Local DNA Index System (LDIS), the State DNA Index System (SDIS) and
National DNA Index System (NDIS)
Trace evidence is usually found when two objects touch or when small particles are disbursed by an action or movement allowing them to persist on individuals and items. Moreover, trace evidence is typically a microscopic substance with unique and identifying features. When these microscopic substances are recovered some sort of forensic analysis has to be carried out to examine the unique features of these given particles. The types of evidence we will look at specifically are the most common which include: glass, fibres and hairs.
Over recent years, it has become more and more difficult for students to choose a university at which to study forensics due to the increasing number and varying types of courses available. This short guide highlights some universities across the EU and Switzerland that appear to have the best reputation for forensic science courses.
Safety within any lab is essential for those who work within it, a crime lab is no exception and must abide to standards and regulations to protect their forensic scientists. Safety within labs can be defined as the protection of the workers from any danger, risk or injury.
Auf der ganzen Welt gibt es zahlreiche Institutionen im Feld der Forensik, um die (Entwicklungs-) Qualität, den Fortschritt der Wissenschaft und den Austausch zu fördern. Durch organisierte Vereinigungen ist es möglich, dass die Mitglieder der verschiedenen Themenfelder sich über die aktuellsten Problematiken auszutauschen und über neue Erkenntnisse zu informieren.