The Persistence of Latent Forensic Evidence

The iCURE Team is situated in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. We are an interdisciplinary School within an interdisciplinary college.  One of our many majors is Forensic Science, an exciting, interdisciplinary, and applied discipline, combining rigorous coursework with hands on experiences.

The iCURE Team was exceptionally happy to collaborate with Professor Kim Kobojek to develop the first forensic science iCURE, The Persistence of Latent Forensic Evidence.  Students researched what forensic evidence was most left at crime scenes and how time, weather, and other treatments could change or ameliorate the identification of that evidence.  Evidence included blood, blood spatter pattern, saliva, and fingerprints.  Professor Kobojek will present her iCURE work at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2019.  

Two student groups from the summer 2018 course presented at the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting! Congratulations to these students!  Check out their posters here.

 Experimental Design of Persistence of Saliva on Decomposing Bodies

Experimental Set Up of Fingerprint Persistence on Differing Substrates

Alpha-Amylase Testing

Blood Applied to Wallboard Before Obfuscation Techniques