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Robotic vacuum evidence recovery for low yield samples overlooked post investigation

Luckhurst, Paige (2019) Robotic vacuum evidence recovery for low yield samples overlooked post investigation. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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Prioritization during a criminal investigation is always the most challenging aspect for a crime scene investigator. For the purpose of not letting any biological evidence go undetected, research into different collection techniques is being investigated. Different types of collection techniques suitable for collecting all potential forensic evidence types were reviewed to determine the most efficient technique suitable at detecting minute amounts of biological material. Forensic Intelligence is also explored due to the importance of crime scene linking and the incorporation of current databases to assist criminal investigations. The main aim of this review is to demonstrate, that collecting all possible unnoticed biological material is very important, as even the most minute samples can help solve a criminal investigation. This is to be assessed using a robotic vacuum device, to ensure mass coverage of an area of interest.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
United Nations SDGs: Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Supervisor(s): Chapman, Brendan and Coumbaros, John
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