Untying the knots
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I was amazed to learn about an area of expertise very peculiar: Forenisc Knot Analysis.
Did you know that are thousands of knots and an infinite number of variants of some of them? Or that two identical knots may have different names if they are tied by different methods or used for different purposes? What about the fact that tying behavior is consistent and reproducible?
I became interested in knots after a few cases I had where bondages were found.
There are only a few experts worldwide contribuiting to solving crimes which involve the tying of knots. They identify a knots, the sort of cordage or rope used (natural or synthetic), maybe help ID the ropemaker…
The areas of expertise are wide. From analysis of knots used in strangulation, hanging ligatures, binding of limbs, suicide, murder, and death in police custody, to assessment of urgency of tying knots and the skills involved.
I wish I had one of those experts handy for my cases.
Welcome to the fascinating world of Forensic Knot Analysis through an interview to Robert Chisnall!
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More info about knot analysis here.