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Abstract

Technology in Forensic Science

Author(s): B. Fakiha*

Forensic technologies have improved in recent years improving the sensitivity and strength of the investigative potential of forensic scientists. Further, the rules and guidelines for conducting digital forensic investigations have evolved over time. This article examined the different technologies applied in the field. Five technologies were assessed namely: scanning electron microscopy, DNA fingerprinting, alternative light photography, facial reconstruction and LA-ICP-MS. The study found a significant application of technology in forensic investigations, which has aided in improving the field substantially. The study recommends a collaboration of scholars to aid in converging the existing and the emergent knowledge for beneficial application in the field since different stakeholders are involved in the field. Also, it recommends the application of forensic genetics in more areas that are not necessarily linked to human genetic material.

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