2012 MRes projects
- Twitter and Crime: The spatio-temporal link between social-media and criminal activity
- To what extent do water treatment processes affect the concentration of peroxide explosives in river water?
- Dual-band Frequency Reconfigurable Antennas
- Incorporating Nanostructures to Enhance the Performance of Semiconducting Metal
- A relevance study determining the use of GSR upon clothing and shoes as an item of evidence
- Automating the conceptual analysis of large-scale text-based subjective data sets
- Assessing the potential of e-noses for illicit drug detection in future drug-trafficking interdiction strategies
- Judgement in UK fingermark recovery: room for development?
- Modelling the allocation of crowd control resources
- Comparative study of the different feature extraction algorithms used for fingerprint identification
- Domain Adaptation of Statistical Classifiers for Security-related Bug Reports
- The detection of clandestine methamphetamine laboratories using semiconducting metal oxide gas sensors
- The evaluation of geochemical analysis methods for forensic provenance and interpretation
- Confirmation bias: A Study of biasability within Forensic anthropological visual assessments on skeletal remains
- Statistical change point detection of internet traffic
- Trace evidence dynamics: assessing the transfer and persistence of microbial diatom evidence in forensic investigation
- Data Communication for Underwater Sensor Networks
- Automated Cargo Inspection: Exploring the use of Machine Vision in X-ray Transmission Imaging
- Network Externalities and Migration: An Agent-Based Model Distinguishing Documented and Undocumented Flows
A relevance study determining the use of GSR upon clothing and shoes as an item of evidence
22 March 2013
There is currently significant debate within the field of Forensics Science concerning the weight of scientific evidence. However, to increase the evidentiary value of such samples, there needs to be empirical experimental data to provide a knowledge base for the collection, analysis and interpretation of such evidence in a forensic setting. This is extremely important for items such as trace evidence (in particular for gunshot residue (GSR)). GSR has shown to be an ambiguous evidentiary item as little is known about the manner in which it redistributes and is reincorporated on particular items after initial transfer. This study therefore aims to address this, and undertake experimental studies to provide an empirically derived knowledge base to increase the understanding of the dynamics of GSR evidence and thereby provide a means to enhance its evidentiary value.