Past Research

A list of students and their research topics from past years.

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Anthropology

Chemistry

Criminalistics

Pathology/Toxicology

Psychology


Anthropology

2014

Alexandra Johansen
Validation of 3D Photogrammetric Measurements on Human Crania
Canadian Museum of History
Ontario, Canada

 

2013

Anila Qasim
Skeletal Sex Determination: Radiographic Assessment of the Maxillary Sinuses
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Ontario, Canada

Ou Bai
The Use of 3D Scanning and Comparison Method in the Identification of Shovel Impressions in Soil
AI2-3D
Ontario, Canada

 

2012

Daniel Altman
Diagenesis and the Taphonomic Changes of Buried Bone in a Tropical Environment
Central Identification Laboratory Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Account Command
Hawaii, United States of America

Jessica Lam
The Effect of Soil pH on the Rate of Bone Decomposition
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Ontario, Canada

 

Chemistry

2014

Stephen Ho
Development of Rapid In-Field Testing for Pathogenic Contamination by Paper Assay
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Ontario, Canada

2012

Jaslynn Wong
Validation of Protocol for Analysis of Cotton Fibre Dyed with Reactive Dyes by Cellulase Digestion and Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
Centre of Forensic Sciences
Ontario, Canad
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Niall Crawley
The Construction of a New Database for Vehicle Identification by Chemical Analysis of the Clear Coat Layer of Original Equipment Manufacturer Automotive Paints via Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Centre of Forensic Sciences,
Ontario, Canad
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Simon Liu
The Effect of pH on the Clarity of Fingerprints on Cartridge Casings and Subsequent Microscopic Examination
Peel Regional Police,
Ontario, Canada

 

Criminalistics

2014

Mohammed Faynus
3D Bitemark Analysis: Digital Overlay of 3D Dental Casts onto 3D Bite Mark Impressions Using Cloud Compare
AI2-3D
Ontario, Canada

Rebecca Lee
The Accuracy of Bloodstain Origin Determination on Multiple Surfaces Using Laser Scanning Technology
AI2-3D
Ontario, Canada

Walid Dabbour
The Use of Phadebas Paper to Distinguish Between Expirated and Impact Bloodstain Patterns
Peel Regional Police, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Richard Pang
Determination of The Effectiveness of Gun Bluing, Cyanoacrylate Fuming, and PEDOT Deposition In The Development of Fingerprints on Fired Cartridge Cases
Toronto Police Service, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Tsoi Yan Yee Jennifer
Comparison of Genpin with Ninhydrin for Fingerprint Enhancement
Singapore Police Force
Singapore

Tara Goel
A Comparison of 1, 2-Indanedione/Zinc Chloride Method to the Hot Print System in Developing Latent Fingerprints on Thermal Paper
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Ontario, Canada

Alfred (Ka-Leong) Chan
Comparison of Reagent Pairs for Use on Bloody Fingerprints on Paper and Glass
RCMP, Forensic Science and Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Shannon Goel
A Comparison between Cyanoacrylate Fuming and Sticky Side Powder Latent Print Fingerprint Development on the Adhesive Side of Duct Tape
Toronto Police Service, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

 

2013

Alyssa Novoselac
A Validation Study of ThermoPrintTM for Developing Latent Fingerprints on Thermal Paper
Toronto Police Service, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Cameron Power
Testing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Collision Scene Documentation and Reconstruction
Halton Regional Police, Forensic Identification Services, Collision Reconstruction Unit Regional Investigation Services
Ontario, Canada

Guanzhi (George) Li
Comparison of 1,8-Diazafluoren-9-one (DFO) and 1,2-Indanedione Zinc Chloride
Sûreté du Québec Headquarters
Qu
ébec, Canada

Jacob Bronowicki
Visualization of Sebaceous Fingerprints on Discharged Brass Cartridge Cases
Toronto Police Service, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Jessica Piekny
Decontamination of Tools During Fire Debris Collection
Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal
Ontario, Canada

Kathryn Montgomery
Iron Transfer From the Trigger of a Firearm to the Index Finger
York Regional Police
Ontario, Canada

Monique Johnson
Suspect Height Analysis Using Laser Scanning Technology
AI2-3D
Ontario, Canada

Stephanie Ribeiro
Evaluation of CN-Yellow as a One-Step Cyanoacrylate Development Process
Peel Regional Police, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Tamryn Loy Son
Finding a Suitable Replacement for Malachite Green
RCMP "O" Division
Ontario, Canada

Tiffany Tse
Latent Fingerprint Development Technique on Canadian Polymer Banknotes
RCMP "A" Division, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Yan Monette
ADROIT Prototype / CK1 Dye Sublimation vs. 1,2-Indanedione / Zinc Chloride for Thermal Paper
Toronto Police Service, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Yaqoob Jamal
Determining Shotgun Area of Origin Using Shot-spread Patterns
AI2-3D
Ontario, Canada

Yvonne Ly
Bloodstain Dating using Reflectance Spectroscopy
Toronto Police Service, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada


2012

Adrian Chow
Using HemoSpat to Determine the Origin of Shotgun Blast Patterns
Durham Regional Police, 17th Division, Forensic Identification Unit
Ontario, Canada

Cherry Pun
Determining Optimal Wavelengths to Detect Trace Evidence
Singapore Police Force, Forensic Management Branch, Criminal Investigations Department
Singapore


Deirdre Marley
Alien Technology Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags: Accuracy and Applicability for Evidence Tracking
Centre of Forensic Sciences
Ontario, Canada

Gerald Lee
The Percentage Transfer of Gunshot Residue (GSR)
Centre of Forensic Sciences
Ontario, Canada

Jennifer Hunter
The Use of 360 Degree Capturing Devices in Varying Light
Ontario Provincial Police, Orillia
Ontario, Canada

Kyrene Fabroa
The Effect of Time and Temperature on the Recovery of Salivary DNA from Drinking Cans
Toronto Police Service, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Lara Matiisen
Testing iWitness Photogrammetry Software for Crime Scene Documentation
RCMP, Red Deer, Forensic Identification Services
Alberta, Canada

Maya Beidoun
A Validation Study of Zar-Pro Fluorescent Blood Lifting Strips
Toronto Police Service, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

Nashad Hakim
Calculating Area of Origin of Blood Spatter Using Laser Scanning Technology
AI2-3D
Ontario, Canada

Nina Harnarine
The Factors Affecting the ESDA-2 (Electrostatic Detection Apparatus) when Visualizing Indented Writing
York Regional Police
Ontario, Canada

Priscilla Yuen
Determination of Bloodstain Origin for a 90° Drop
AI2-3D
Ontario, Canada


Wai Wan Vivian Tam
Comparison of Two Carrier Solvents, HFE-7100 (HFE) and HFC-43-10mee (Identi-sol), for Ninhydrin
RCMP "O" Division, Forensic Identification Services
Ontario, Canada

 

Pathology/Toxicology

2014

Andrew Mazurek
Review of Workplace-Related Fatalities in the Hamilton Area, 2003-2013
Hamilton Regional Forensic Pathology Unit
Ontario, Canada

Sabrina Moffat
The Use of 3D Scanning Documentation in Post Mortem External Examinations
AI2-3D
Ontario, Canada

Danielle Marvin
Factors Affecting Pollutant Origin Determination at the Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of the Environment
Ontario, Canada

 

2013

Gabrielle Lee-Inniss
A Retrospective Study of Traumatic Brain Injuries from 2006-2011
Hamilton Regional Pathology Unit
Ontario, Canada

Meera Johannah Bissram
Validation of a Simultaneous LIquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) Method for the Detection and Quantification of Six Opiate/Opioid Drugs in Hair
Provincial Toxicology Centre
British Columbia, Canada

Veronika Peycheva
Trend Analysis of Pediatric Drug Toxicity Deaths in Ontario from 2008-2010
Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario
Ontario, Canada

2012

Andrea Zumrova
Positional Asphyxia Patterns in Adults Aged 16 and over in Ontario from 2000-2009
Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario
Ontario, Canada

Kyla Jorgenson
A Descriptive Study of Homicide in Ontario of Children Ages 0 to 19
Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario
Ontario, Canada

Melanie Markovic
Retrospective Analysis of Oxycodone and Cocaine Related Deaths for Southwestern Ontario, 2003-2010
Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton Regional Pathology Unit
Ontario, Canada

Sharon Ling
Trend Analysis on Drug-Related Deaths in Nova Scotia - A Study on Prescription and Illicit Drugs
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Nova Scotia, Canada


Psychology

2014

Regine Co
Relationship Between Callous-Unemotional Traits, Resistance to Peer Influence, and Peer Delinquency
University of Durham
Durham, United Kingdom

Natalie Yurkewich
Parenting Practices and Exposure to Violence
University of Durham
Durham, United Kingdom

2013

Olga Gorska
Variables, Outcomes and Risk Communication in Forensic Psychiatric Patients
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Ontario, Canada

2012

Angela Kwok
The Relationship between Psychopathic, Borderline, Antisocial Personality Disorder Traits and Sexual Behaviours in Romantic Relationships
Durham University, Department of Psychology
Durham, United Kingdom

Larissa Johnson
The Effect of Sentence on Recidivism in the Cayman Islands
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service
Cayman Islands

Nicole Misura
Verbal Expression of Embarassment in Individuals with Psychopathic Traits
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Ontario, Canada

Rahul Gandotra
Assessment of the Toronto Mental Health Court - Courtroom 102 Diversion Court in Providing Client Satisfaction
Ontario Court of Justice
Ontario, Canada