It gives a wide floor level light beam which is ideal for detecting and photographing surface debris, shoe prints and any other micro traces evidence on the ground and wall
Integrated design of white strong light and multi-band light source meets the requirements of actual use.
Within the detection range, the wavelength of the instrument can be rapidly switched to detect various suspicious material evidence, traces, fingerprints, body fluids, semen stains, etc.
Color separation photography can be performed.
Treat the material evidence or its fluorescence with the excitation reagent of a particular wavelength.
1. Detect the fluorescence reaction of the material evidence such as fingerprint (on metal surface, plastic mat and duplicating paper), saliva, seminal stain, bloodstain trace, urine trace, fiber, bonesnap, and the gunshot residue on the textile.
2. Searching for hidden material evidence.
The team involved in excavating and analysing 19th century burials from Rat Island in Gosport harbour has won the prestigious MOD Sanctuary Award for Best Heritage Project 2017.
The 28th annual Sanctuary Awards were presented at the MOD Main Building in Whitehall, London by Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood on 20 November.
Archaeologists and anthropologists from Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) and members of Operation Nightingale and Breaking Ground Heritage excavated nine skeletons from Rat Island – also known as Burrow Island – overlooking Portsmouth harbour, after they were unearthed during a storm in 2014.
The human remains were then brought back to laboratories at CFI for further analysis, revealing that they could have been prisoners, or prisoners of war, from prison ships moored in the harbour during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Dr Nicholas Márquez-Grant, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology and Course Director of the MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology at Cranfield, said: “It is a huge honour to receive this Award from the MOD in recognition of our work on Rat Island in close collaboration with our colleagues. Analysis of the human remains recovered has provided insight into the living conditions and lifestyles of the people buried on the island.”
Follow-up analysis at CFI revealed information on the age at death, stature, dental hygiene, diet and possible diseases which affected the skeletons.
Richard Osgood, MOD archaeologist and director of the Rat Island project said: “It was extremely important that the discoveries on Rat Island were dealt with in a sensitive and professional manner. Being able to link the work of the service personnel on Operation Nightingale with the forensics team from Cranfield was, I think, an excellent result for both parties as well as for the continued conservation of the MOD Estate.”
MOD Sanctuary Awards are presented by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to recognise the commitment to sustainability from staff, volunteers, industry partners and contractors across the Defence estate. DIO manages thousands of military sites in the UK and overseas.
Read more about findings from the Rat Island project here: https://blogs.cranfield.ac.uk/forensics/who-were-the-humans-buried-on-rat-island
A new handbook providing a comprehensive guide to terrorism and counterterrorism worldwide will tackle myths and raise understanding of the realities of both subjects, according to the academic behind the project.
The 694-page Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism seeks to provide an overview of current knowledge and debate, and set a benchmark for further research. As well as being used by students studying the topics, it is hoped that the book will become a reference resource for researchers and those working in policy in both areas.
Professor Andrew Silke, Professor of Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at Cranfield University, edited the book. He said: “If you look back over the past 50 years, terrorism is something that has always been with us, and has always been a serious issue. But one of the biggest challenges of working in this area is that there are a lot of myths; people think they know what causes it and what the appropriate responses should be. Even in counterterrorism policy circles, there can be a lot of misunderstandings about – for example – what causes terrorism, and a lot of faulty assumptions around what will work when trying to counter it.
“Books like this that are aimed at raising understanding and tackling some of these myths are very important. The individuals who have contributed to the book are among the best and brightest people working on terrorism and counterterrorism out there, and the insights they bring are enormous.”
The first section of the book covers the history of terrorism, its causes and characteristics, major tactics and strategies, major trends and critical contemporary issues such as radicalisation and cyber-terrorism, and includes detailed case studies on groups including the IRA, Hamas and Islamic State.
The second section draws on the main themes and critical issues surrounding counterterrorism, covering the major strategies and policies, key events and trends, and the impact and effectiveness of different approaches. It also includes case studies focusing on major counterterrorism campaigns.
“As a threat to society, terrorism will be with us for the foreseeable future,” Professor Silke continued. “We might see a change in where the threats are coming from, or in the types of groups, but terrorism overall has been around a very long time and looks set to continue. Perhaps the most worrying thing about it is this longevity. Even if you resolve a conflict in one region, others break out elsewhere. It is a little bit like crime – we don’t seem to be able to completely eliminate it, and I don’t think we will; certainly not in my lifetime.”
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