Just Science Podcast

Current Season

Case Studies: Part 2

Case Studies are an important tool for providing insight and expanding knowledge into the criminal justice field. Hearing how scientific processes are applied to real-life cases can provide avenues for ingenuity, opportunities for learning, and ways to support other cases. In Part 2 of our Case Studies mini-season, listen along as our guests recount their experiences using autopsy information for crime scene reconstruction, using forensic services to help solve cold cases, identifying unknown victims, and more!  

 

This season of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (Award #: 15PNIJ-21-GK-02192-MUMU).

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Previous Season

Applications of Forensic Science for Human Identification

Identifying unknown human remains requires the strategic use of investigative techniques and scientific methods. This includes utilizing various forensic methods to gather the decedent’s biometrics, collecting familial reference samples for comparison, and inputting available information into comprehensive databases to facilitate connections to cases nationwide and internationally. These efforts can help bring closure to families, identify victims of mass disasters, and find missing persons. Listen along as our guests detail techniques for human identification including forensic genetic genealogy, postmortem fingerprinting, forensic anthropology, and forensic art, as well as the application of comprehensive databases to casework.

This season of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.

Listen to all podcast episodes here: Apple PodcastsStitcherSoundcloudSpotify, & Google Podcasts!

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Just Using Forensic Art and Anthropology for Identification

Original Release Date: September 30, 2022 In episode four of our Applications of Forensic Science for Human Identification season, Just Science sat down with Katharine Pope, a Research Public Health Analyst at RTI International, Dr. Bruce Anderson, a Forensic Anthropologist…
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Just Identifying Individuals with Forensic Genetic Genealogy

Original Release Date: September 9, 2022 In episode one of our Applications of Forensic Science for Human Identification season, Just Science sat down with Dr. Heather McKiernan, a Research Forensic Scientist at RTI International, and Ashley Rodriguez, a Research Public…

Past Season

2022 Case Studies: Part 1

Case studies generate in-depth, multi-faceted understanding of complex issues in real-life contexts. As the criminal justice landscape continues to evolve, practitioners see and experience new and different cases every day. No two cases are alike and though it would be impossible to learn from all of them, this special Case Studies mini-season provides something for everyone. Listen in as our guests share tales of curious latent print evidence, a Sin City hit-and-run, forensic archeology in “no-body” homicides, an elusive serial rapist in the South, and more!

This season of Just Science is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence.

 

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Just Using Forensic Art and Anthropology for Identification

Original Release Date: September 30, 2022 In episode four of our Applications of Forensic Science for Human Identification season, Just Science sat down with Katharine Pope, a Research Public Health Analyst at RTI International, Dr. Bruce Anderson, a Forensic Anthropologist…