Category Archives: Forensic

Analyzing Crime Scene Characteristics

Crime scene characteristics are extremely important to all criminal investigations, especially homicides and all serial crimes.  After the forensic analysis of the physical evidence found at the crime scene is completed and the victimology is established, then the task of … Continue reading

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Modern Forensics: A Criminal’s Worst Nightmare

Cutting-edge technological innovations in the field of forensic science has always been spurred by criminals and their insatiable pursuit of the perfect crime. Here are a few modern forensic advances that strike fear in the hearts of those nefarious characters … Continue reading

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Corruption and Incompetence: Crime Labs Gone Bad

The American justice system is designed to not only keep us safe from criminals, but also – to protect us from the potential intrusions of the state. So, when we hear stories of systematic corruption and incompetence in state mandated … Continue reading

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The New Face of Crime

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”              ~ Walt Whitman The ability of law enforcement to maintain order has always depended on its capacity to outmatch the technological … Continue reading

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To Lie or Not To Lie

Years ago I had an interview with a police department for a forensic position.  I had already been fingerprinted, interviewed by the supervisor, had an in-depth background meeting with the background investigators trying to catch me in a lie from … Continue reading

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The Art of Impression Evidence

“There is no branch of detective science that is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps”, simply stated by the fictional detective character, Sherlock Holmes, from “A Study in Scarlet” written in 1881. How important … Continue reading

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Forensics and Criminology: How Did They Do That?

As we go about our daily routines, there are scientists hard at work trying to discover answers for the criminal justice arena, as well as breakthroughs to improve our way of life.  Many of these tests, studies, and theories aren’t … Continue reading

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