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Heuristics

The science behind crime investigation

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.

Monday, 8 August, 2011, 12:00am

It always pays to look for simple solutions

An eagle-eyed reader spotted a lovely error on my part a few weeks ago. I answered a question about handling file extensions with a long and complex response. Harry Chen wrote in with what he thought might be a far simpler explanation:

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

Justice chief hails the role of forensics

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

Disaster would catch forensic teams out

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

Time ripe for better rights

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