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Examining the Digits: Uncovering Tough Clues in Crime Investigations

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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…

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Impression Evidence Takes a Front Row Seat at Crime Scenes

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“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…

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Gunshot Residue: Now You See it Now You Don’t

Gunshot residue or GSR is an important component to any homicide crime scene involving the discharge of a firearm.  It tells a story.  The big question is how accurate is the story and is it retold correctly.  As they say, … Continue reading

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FBI: The Mafia’s Worst Enemy

Organized crime, or the mafia, has been a part of the American cultural landscape for centuries. Fortunately, for us, the mob has a worthy opponent – the Federal Bureau of Investigation. With seemingly limitless resources, the FBI will extend its … Continue reading

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KILLER ON THE LOOSE: Chapter 2 Emily Stone

KILLER ON THE LOOSE Chapter 2 – Emily Stone by Jennifer Chase Emily Stone deliberately slid down the rocky hillside and cautiously approached the house. The heat and humidity of the summer bore down on her. The dense trees on … Continue reading

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Gruesome Mysteries: Forensics Cracks the Case

Photo courtesy of fineartamerica.com For many of us, the area in which we live is filled with relative peace and tranquility. But, sometimes, a gruesome and brutal crime will occur in our community. And then suddenly, that harmony is turned … Continue reading

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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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