Award recipients 2017

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BEST PAPER IN A REFEREED JOURNAL

Winner

Duncan Taylor & David Powers.

Teaching artificial intelligence to read electropherograms.

Highly Commended

  1. Foon Yin Lai, Jake O’Brien, Raimondo Bruno, Wayne Hall, Jeremy Prichard, Paul Kirkbride, Coral Gartner, Phong Thai, Steve Carter, Belinda Lloyd, Lucy Burns & Jochen Mueller. Spatial variations in the consumption of illicit stimulant drugs across Australia:  A nationwide application of wastewater-based epidemiology.

  2. Melanie Archer & James Wallman. Context effects in forensic entomology and use of sequential unmasking in casework.

BEST TECHNICAL ARTICLE OR NOTE

Winner

Duncan Taylor, Damien Abarno, Emily Rowe & Lauren Rask-Nielsen.

Observations of DNA transfer within an operational Forensic Biology Laboratory.

Highly Commended

Kelly Olds, Roger Byard, Calle Winskog & Neil Langlois.

Validation of alternate light sources for detection of bruises in non-embalmed and embalmed cadavers.

BEST CHAPTER IN A BOOK

Winner

Jared Castle, Danielle Butzbach, Stewart Walker, Claire Lenehan, Frank Reith & Paul Kirkbride.

Microbial impacts in postmortem toxicology.

Highly Commended

Soren Blau.

Missing persons investigations and identification:  Issues of scale, infrastructure and political will.

BEST LITERATURE REVIEW

Winner

Roger Byard, Ian Musgrave, Garth Maker & Michael Bunce.

What risks do herbal products pose to the Australian community?

BEST CASE STUDY

Winner

Jackie Wright, Michaela Kenneally, John Edwards & Stewart Walker.

Adverse health effects associated with living in a former methamphetamine drug laboratory – Victoria, Australia 2015.

THE HENRY DELAFORCE AWARD

Winner

Sgt Gerard Dutton.

A homemade firearm and unconventional ammunition used in a suicide.

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