Tag Archives: forensic science

6 Fascinating Advances in Forensic Science

Photo courtesy of http://www.mitnicksecurity.com. Forensic science is a captivating topic, as evidenced by the droves of television shows and movies that dabble in the theme. The problem is – these programs, albeit entertaining, are full of misinformation. One common entertainment … 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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Why Write about Serial Killers?

One of the most common questions that I receive from readers is, “What made you want to write about serial killers?” To answer that question, I must first answer the question of what made me study and obtain degrees in … Continue reading

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Five Human Face Genes Identified

Look around a crowded room at various people and study the shapes of their faces.  Some people have long or oval shapes faces, while others have rounder or heart-shaped faces.  After you study people for a while, it seems that … Continue reading

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Investigating Cold Cases with New Forensic Methods

There are more than 14,000 murders committed every year across the United States.  That number averages out to about 38 murders every single day.  This number is based on crime statistical data from 2011 by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. … Continue reading

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Forensics and Criminology: How’d 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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