Forensic science encompasses a diverse range of scientific subjects where the research is used to support the law and legal practice. Engineering is one of the disciplines that can contribute to our understanding of forensic practice by applying engineering tools and techniques to the understanding of particular problems. Research in forensic engineering science has the opportunity to be high profile and have significant societal impact. We have been applying micro-CT and scanning electron microscopy techniques for the analysis of tool marks on bone and the talk will show how these techniques can be used to identify implements in dismemberment cases. Additionally, our research has investigated the forces used in stabbing attacks with a range of implements and the talk will discuss how this adds to our insights into stabbing attacks. Finally, I will show how the modern forensic techniques contributed to the investigation of the remains of Richard III.
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