Criminal profiling through MALDI MS based technologies – breaking barriers towards border-free forensic science

FRANCESE, Simona (2019). Criminal profiling through MALDI MS based technologies – breaking barriers towards border-free forensic science. Australian journal of forensic sciences.

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The theme of the 2018 ANZFSS symposium, ‘Forensic Science without borders’ is probably the key to Forensic Science progress. Advocating the need for ‘no borders’ acknowledges the existence of barriers to break and this can only be achieved through the delivery of research that is impactful. Certainly, every researcher values their research but not every research generates impact; the first border to cross for research implementation is that of the laboratory in which the research takes place. This transition requires strategic planning through the design of the pathways to impact the beneficiaries of the research. The 2018 ANZFSS symposium theme offered a good opportunity for reflection on the several meanings of ‘forensic science without borders’ and the barriers to break. This article will be a reflection from a personal perspective in developing, alongside other researchers, a new discipline which the author has named ‘chemical criminal profiling’ through fingermark analysis. Here, glimpses into the journey of developing this research area will be provided, highlighting the barriers that need to be broken in order to make the technology operational and available with no borders.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: pissn 0045-0618; eissn 1834-562X **History: published 14-02-2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine
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SWORD Depositor: Louise Beirne
Depositing User: Louise Beirne
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 10:35
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 14:15

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