• Crimes,  Mysteries

    10 Weird True Crime Mysteries

    As a Frenchman living in the United States, I always argue with my European friends that daily life is much safer here than in some of the old continent’s megalopolises such as Paris, Brussels or Birmingham, for example. However, it has to be said that the volume of serious and even appalling criminal cases in the USA is incomparable to that in Europe. In this article, I review ten particularly bizarre crime puzzles. *** The bike and the Polaroid. The chilling disappearance of Tara Calico On September 20, 1988, Tara Calico, an athletic 19-year-old American girl, left her home in Belen, New Mexico, to go cycling on Route 47. She…

  • Crimes,  DNA,  Forensics,  Genetics

    Serving Justice: An Overview Of Forensic Science

    Forensic science is a polymorphous discipline that uses science and technology to solve crimes and bring tangible evidence to justice. It encompasses a variety of scientific fields, some of which are relatively unknown to the general public. In the twenty-first century, forensic science is now crucial to the conduct of criminal investigations and the smooth running of the judicial process. In this article, we provide an overview of the various disciplines involved in forensic science. Forensic anthropology: a key discipline in the identification of human remains and the analysis of trauma Forensic anthropology is a branch of physical anthropology that focuses on the application of knowledge of anatomy, physiology and…