An assassin slit the throat of Egypt's last great pharaoh at the climax of a bitter succession battle, scientists say in a report on the 3,000-year-old royal murder.Wednesday, 19 December, 2012, 4:38am
A high-profile forensic expert with the mainland's top prosecutorial body has publicly challenged the official account of the cause of death of British businessman Neil Heywood, whose murder triggered the country's biggest political scandal in two decades.28 Sep 2012 - 3:08am
The popular television drama Crime Scene Investigation has made a lot of people like the idea of being a forensic scientist, rushing around crime scenes collecting evidence, tracing murderers.8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Just like detectives in crime fiction, forensic chemists collect evidence at crime scenes, do tests in labs and present reports in court. They tackle crimes from burglary to homicide, solving mysteries and helping enforce the law.
Young Post meets To Kwong-yuk, chief chemist at the Forensic Science Division of the Government Laboratory.
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Director of Buildings Au Choi-kai received a grilling yesterday from legislators dissatisfied with the lack of a concrete finding in Monday's preliminary report of the investigation into January's fatal collapse of a To Kwa Wan tenement building.28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
A young woman, suspected to be the mother of a human embryo found dumped outside a refuse-collection centre in Tseung Kwan O yesterday, was in hospital last night after police investigating the discovery found her in a park near her King To House flat.6 May 2008 - 12:00am
The American television drama CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) has been one of the most popular programmes worldwide since first broadcast in 2000.
In some episodes the programme will deal with data on a computer which the team will extract for legal purposes. This is called forensic computing and it is a growing industry in America and other parts of the world.29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Crime fighters hope software to be introduced soon will help foil computer crooks who are using ever more sophisticated ways to hide evidence.
The police technology crime division will use the software to collect data from computers that might have been used in crimes.13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Apart from helping track down criminals, forensic science plays a more important role - proving the innocence of wrongly convicted people, the secretary for justice says.23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Defendant's side finishes putting its case unexpectedly after computer expert tells trial of internet searches for pornographic websites
The defence counsel for Nancy Kissel closed his case unexpectedly yesterday after he finished his re-examination of a computer forensics expert in the Court of First Instance.23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Hong Kong would not have enough forensic scientists to carry out investigations and mass victim identification in a major catastrophe, local experts have warned.22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Forensic techniques are widely used on the mainland in disciplines ranging from pathology to criminology - but given that human rights is such a new concept, it could be some time before they are applied to cases.21 May 2005 - 12:00am
A sharp increase in computer crime and a low detection rate have led police and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) to focus on training.
A total of 226 cases of computer crime were reported to police last year, compared to 34 in 1998 and 25 in 1997. But the ICAC has only successfully used computer evidence in two prosecutions.8 Jan 2000 - 12:00am
The naked body of a 30-year-old Australian businessman, thought to be a partner in an advertising company, was discovered on the bedroom floor of a flat at Village Terrace, Happy Valley, yesterday.
An electrical cord was found tied around the dead man's neck and he appeared to have suffered injuries to his elbows.7 Apr 1998 - 12:00am
Forensic specialists who conduct vital tests for investigators are 'already heavily stressed' with huge amounts of work but will still be able to cope with the additional work generated by the weekend's fires.
Dr Ned Dailly, head of the forensic science division of the Government Laboratory, said fire investigations could take months.27 Jan 1997 - 12:00am