Forensic Imaging

Forensic Imaging

A dozen law enforcement professionals from around the world recently visited USF to take part in an annual workshop that teaches them how to use forensic imaging tools, like facial reconstruction and age progression, to help identify suspects and find missing people. We show you some of the methods they learned on University Beat on WUSF TV.

Forensic Imaging

In April 2013, a body was found in Sumter County, and investigators turned to the USF Forensic Anthropology Lab for help in identifying it.
On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we take a look at the forensic imaging tools the researchers used to identify that woman, and we tell you how a recent workshop at USF led by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is helping law enforcement around the world.

Video Extras

What It's Like to Use Art to Solve a Cold Case

Joe Mullins, a forensic imaging specialist with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, talks about the emotion he feels when an age progression helps solve a cold case.

More Information: 

Forensic Imaging
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website
Erin Kimmerle, Assistant Professor, USF Department of Anthropology
kimmerle@cas.usf.edu
813-974-5139

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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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