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Our latest publications. We frequently produce materials concerning the practice of forensics. Here you’ll find our latest publications, as well as an archive of much of our most request work. To get updates by email of our newest publications, please take a moment to complete the form on this page, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

11/16/2018

Do winter tires prevent collisions? Is it as simple as
This week reminded us in southern Ontario that winter driving season is upon us! With it, winter tire publicity...
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10/30/2018

Hold on – does carrying an object impact handrail use?
When someone loses their balance on a stairway, even if they were not initially holding the handrail, they can...
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10/18/2018

Marijuana legalization, claims of impairment and driver behaviour – Has
Nothing else stirs up a debate quite like the topic of marijuana legalization. What was once a discussion premised...
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09/28/2018

“Adults admit they often skip belt in rear-seat” – IIHS
In a society where almost half the population uses ride-hailing services such as taxis, Uber, and Lyft, it’s shocking...
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09/28/2018

Are High Heels High Risk?
High heels are a fashion staple that wearers often have a love/hate relationship with. Chances are you’ve worn them,...
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08/15/2018

Silo Failures Caused by Unrealistic Design Considerations
Many silo failures have occurred as a result of unrealistic loading conditions assumed during the design phase. Other failures...
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06/27/2018

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to an Explosive Situation
Forensic investigators are both scientists and detectives, fueled by the commitment to pursue knowledge and the drive to successfully...
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06/25/2018

Faro Focus: The Benefit of Precise 3D Documentation
The Faro Focus is a compact 360 degree laser scanning device used for detailed measurement and documentation. It is...
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05/30/2018

Convenience at a Cost: Autonomous Vehicles are not (yet) what
Leading automotive manufacturers and technology developers have made exceptional advancements in autonomous vehicle technology, but they have not yet...
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05/17/2018

Are Hurt People Injured?
In the 10 years I have been working in the forensics field, two of the questions I am most...
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04/25/2018

Segmental Retaining Wall Failures
Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) or modular block retaining walls have gained popularity over the years as a soil retention...
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03/27/2018

Human versus Machine: Self-driving vehicles could benefit by behaving more
Who is to blame when a human operator could have performed better than their self-driving car? The recent fatal...
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