BEST PAPER - FORENSIC FUNDAMENTALS
Phola Ramos, Oliva Handt and Duncan Taylor
Investigating the position and level of DNA transfer to undergarments during digital sexual assault.
Kevin Cheng, Jessica Skillman, Stephanie Hickey, Rebecca Just, Lilliana Moreno, Jo-Anne Bright, Hannah Kelly, Meng-Han Lin, James Curran and John Buckleton.
Variability and additivity of read counts for aSTRs in NGS DNA profiles.
BEST PAPER - CAPABILITY ENHANCEMENT AND INNOVATION
Duncan Taylor, Lydie Samie and Christophe Champod.
Using Bayesian networks to track DNA movement through complex transfer scenarios.
BEST TECHNICAL ARTICLE OR NOTE
Matthew Di Rago, Supranee Pantatan, Melynda Hargreaves, Katherine Wong, Dylan Mantinieks, Alex Kotsos, Linda Glowacki, Olaf Drummer and Dimitri Gerostamoulos.
High throughput detection of 327 drugs in blood by LC-MS-MS with automated data processing.
- Julianne Henry and Lenara Scandrett.
Assessment of the Yfiler® Plus PCR amplification kit for the detection of male DNA in semen-negative sexual assault cases.
- Jessica Pandohee, Jeff Hughes, James Pearson and Oliver Jones.
Chemical fingerprinting of petrochemicals for arson investigations using two-dimensional gas chromatography – flame ionisation detection and multivariate analysis.
BEST LITERATURE REVIEW
Eden Johnstone-Belford and Soren Blau.
A review of bomb pulse dating and its use in the investigation of unidentified human remains.
Bethany Forsythe, Lisa Melia and SallyAnn Harbison.
Methods for the analysis of mitochondrial DNA.
BEST CASE STUDY
Jackie Wright, Michaela Kenneally, Kirstin Ross and Stewart Walker.
Environmental methamphetamine exposures and health effects in 25 case studies.
Cameron Johnson, Chrissy Stansfield, V Hassan, Emma Kolbe, Hannah Partington, Diana Kappatos and Robyn Somerville.
The phenomenon of para-Fluorophenylpiperazine (pFPP) in combination with the synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA in seized plant material in New Zealand.
BEST NEW PUBLISHER IN A REFEREED JOURNAL
- Kevin Cheng, Jo-Anne Bright, Zane Kerr, Duncan Taylor, Anne Ciecko, James Curran and John Buckleton.
Examining the additivity of peak heights in forensic DNA profiles.
- Peter Woodman, Caroline Spiranovic, Roberta Julian, Kaye Ballantyne and Sally Kelty.
The impact of chemical trace evidence on justice outcomes: exploring the additive value of forensic science disciplines.
THE HENRY DELAFORCE AWARD
Fingerprint identifications from explicit photographs lead to pedophile convictions.
A curious case of bogus toolmarks.