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First of all what is forensics? No, it’s not “NCIS, CSI “. According to Merriam-Webster the definition of forensics is: “relating to the use of scientific knowledge or methods in solving crimes”. There are multiple things that people think of when they think of when forensics comes to the table. Among those are: fingerprints, blood and weapons. Here are 5 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Forensics.
#5 Forensics Time Travels
Believe it or not forensics in on aspect does time travel. Forensics can be used to find new evidence on cold cases, cases that were previously declared unsolvable.
#4 Bullets Aren’t Foolproof
The Barrel of each gun has distinct grooves. As a bullet passes through those grooves the grooves of the barrel are transferred onto the bullet. If someone is shot they can identify the grooves on the bullet and trace it back to the gun it was fired from.
#3 Your Chompers Are Helpful
When visual records and fingerprints fail, due to decomposition of the elements or by other means, your teeth are usually the best preserved area when observing human remains. If the remains of the person in question ever visited a dentist that dentist somewhere in his office has an x-ray of the person’s teeth. Then if the people who found the body have any idea about who it would be then that can be confirmed by matching the dental records.
#2 Mother Earth Loves Forensics
Above is a picture of what water looks like after a chemical contamination. Forensics isn’t just for humans. There are numerous cases where forensics is used to trace a chemical spill back to the person or persons that persons that were responsible for the Ecological crime.
#1 Beneficial Bugs
Yes this image is disturbing to the ordinary person. However the little rice-like bugs depicted on the human remains are called maggots and are very helpful to forensic scientist. These little bugs play an important roll in determining the individuals time of death.