There are several forensic techniques being explored for the future. This essay will describe the various techniques that are currently being researched.
One future technique is called Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS). It is an up and coming technique that gives more data about DNA evidence. It will be useful for cases in missing people and crimes where more than one person is killed. MPS works by separating DNA from more than one person and DNA that is somewhat damaged. One advantage is that the MPS technique can ôdistinguish stutter peaks from minor contributor allelesö .
Another future forensic technique is Hair Bacteria Assessment. The technique is being studied to try and match perpetrators to sex crimes. The suspect and victimÆs hair bacteria can be matched to see how the bacteria mix together. Hair samples have certain bacteria elements that combine when people have sexual relations .
3-D models are another technique that is being investigated. Crimes scene pictures and photos from a morgue can be difficult to look at and see. Hence, the 3-D technique can highlight certain things that jurors may not see with the naked eye. Through image layering, more details about the dead body can be explained to jurors. This includes any inner damage to the body, i.e. repeated injuries that may suggest sexual or physical abuse that are not visible in regular pictures .
Time-tracing fingerprint technology is another new technique. If the technique works the way that it is supposed to work, then the time-tracing can detect when the fingerprints were left a at the crime scene. This method has many benefits, such as filtering out subjects who did not commit the crimes and discovering fingerprints that were there before the crimes occurred .
As you can see, future forensics techniques include time-tracing fingerprinting, 3-D models, Hair Bacteria Assessment, and MPS. All these techniques should make it easier to solve crimes in the future.
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