Category Archives: Forensic

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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6 Mistakes to Avoid at a Crime Scene Straight From a Cold Case Detective

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Photo: Courtesy of coldcasesquad.com Crime scenes aren’t as cut and dry as one might think.  There are many variables and each one should be carefully identified, searched, documented, and processed correctly.  The process doesn’t…

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What Would You Write in Your Crime Scene Investigator’s Notebook?

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The job of a crime scene investigator isn’t glamorous or exotic as it is portrayed on popular television shows or even in the movies.  This daunting task is extremely important and necessary for any…

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Forensics – The Past Meets the Present

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Here are some fun facts about forensics. It is often thought that police forensics has been a relatively new contribution to interpreting, reconstructing, and solving crimes in our society.  Quite the contrary, police forensics,…

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Which Key Piece of Evidence Can Make or Break a Case?

I have received so many questions, comments and emails about fingerprint evidence and crime scene investigations, so I decided to keep with the theme from one of my previous posts about fingerprints.  There is so much more the fingerprint evidence … Continue reading

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Examining the Digits: Uncovering Tough Clues in Crime Investigations

There are forensic scientists discovering and applying new scientific techniques to help solve cases and uncovering clues in cold cases.  Since fingerprints are the most fragile pieces of evidence in a criminal investigation and are the most important to identify … Continue reading

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