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9 Historical Innovators and Leaders in Forensic Science

Forensic science is in a continuous state of evolution. Here are nine individuals who have had a significant role in shaping the past, present and future of this fascinating science.  Bernard Spilsbury (1877 – 1947) Famed for bringing forensic science … Continue reading

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The Fascinating World of Forensic Science: 5 Surprising Facts

Forensic science is a world filled with mystery, intellect and instinct. During a forensic investigation, every morsel of evidence discovered could be crucial, and no detail is too small. It truly is a fascinating science, and here are five captivating … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Understanding Mitochondrial DNA with D.P. Lyle

I’m absolutely delighted to have D.P. Lyle on my blog today! He’s an amazing writer, doctor, and forensic expert. I had the honor and opportunity to serve with him on a panel at Bouchercon 2014 to talk about forensics and … Continue reading

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FACT or FICTION: Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation Portrayed in Entertainment

(article originally posted on CrimeFictionBook.com 11/19/2015) If you’re not already reading crime writer/criminologist Jennifer Chase’s blog and Emily Stone series of novels, you’re missing out. In addition to those great reads, Chase cranks out posts on her website worthy of a … Continue reading

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Proceed Carefully When Diagnosing Violent Criminals

When we read about a horrific crime that has been committed or we watch a news clip of an alleged murder smiling as he walks in handcuffs into a courtroom, we often ask the question, “How could someone be so … Continue reading

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Eat Junk Food, Commit a Crime, and Leave Visible Fingerprints for Cops

Consuming processed foods on a regular basis has contributed to a higher level of salt excreted through fingerprints.  Many processed and junk foods possess a high level of sodium (generally used as a perseverative), which in turn allows fingerprints to … Continue reading

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