Diploma in Corporate Investigation

BACKGROUND OF 1 MALAYSIAN DEVELOPMENT BERHAD (1MDB)

1MDB stands for the 1Malaysia Development Berhad. In its own words, the 1MDB had this to say about itself published as part of the media statement released in April 2013 (Gunasegaram, 2013): “1MDB is Government-owned and supported but driven by private sector thinking and practices. It strives to fulfill the aspiration of the Government with …

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Role of Forensics in the Cases of Criminal Poisoning

Criminal homicidal poisoning is a murder in which poison is the murder weapon. Poisoning homicides are rare and in some cases likely go undetected. There are a total of about 16,000 homicide deaths reported per year in the United States, and less than 1% of these are the result of intentional poisoning. As the symptoms …

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Technique Improves Use of Hair for Drug Tests

Hair analysis is becoming more common in forensics, especially in cases where investigators want to know if drugs facilitated a crime, if a child was exposed in utero, or if someone, say, an athlete or employee, needs to be tested for long-term drug use. But current tests make it difficult to determine actual drug consumption. …

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Ultra-fast bomb detection method

Researchers from the University of Surrey have revealed a new ultra-fast method to detect materials that could be used to build explosives. The new detection method is able to analyse a wider range of materials than current thermal based detection systems used in today’s airports, while reducing false positive reports. In a comprehensive two-part paper …

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Sub-surface imaging technology can expose counterfeit travel documents

New research by the University of Kent has found that optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging technology can be utilised to distinguish between legitimate and counterfeit travel documents. OCT imaging has been widely used in the medical and biomedical fields, recognised as transforming the field of clinical ophthalmology, and this research published in Science & Justice has now …

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Illuminating invisible bloody fingerprints with a fluorescent polymer

Careful criminals usually clean a scene, wiping away visible blood and fingerprints. However, prints made with trace amounts of blood, invisible to the naked eye, could remain. Dyes can detect these hidden prints, but the dyes don’t work well on certain surfaces. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed a fluorescent polymer that …

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The life of a celebrity bodyguard: from protecting Michael Jackson to acting with Robert Downey Jr

Simon Newton is a former bodyguard who has spent many years protecting the richand famous stars such as Michael Jackson, Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora and BellaHadid is now a striving actor starring in films alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jrand playing Dave Bautista’s body double. Besides acting, Newton now owns aprivate security company, Askari Secure …

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Recognizing situation involve Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the violence or other abuse in domestic setting such as in marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence is often used as synonym for intimate partner violence which is committed by person in power in an intimate relationship against another person. This can relate with spouses or partner and include former spouse or partner. …

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Off the scale: Can forensics save the world’s most-trafficked mammal?

A pioneering new project trials fingerprinting techniques to battle pangolin poaching Forensic fingerprinting techniques will now be used in the battle against illegal wildlife trade as new methods of lifting fingermarks from trafficked animals, are announced today. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth and international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London), with support from …

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