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Basic Rules for Crime Scene Investigations

Our first training module in The Forensic Science Academy, Basic Crime Scene Investigations, offered our students, many of which have only seen crime scene investigation via a tv show, the real behind the scenes view of how crime scene professional record, document, process, and collect...

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Forensic Resources: Where to Buy Your Training Stuff

"Where do you get all the great forensic supplies I see your students using at The Forensic Science Academy? I want to get those same supplies." There are lots of places that cater to students interested in Forensic Science and most of these supply vendors do sell to students as well as to...

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Using Pathbrite for Your Forensic Training Portfolio

Me: Do you have a professional portfolio? You: What? What's that? Me: Keep reading. The Forensic Science Academy started earlier this month and from the get-go, I've planted the seed to each of them they MUST start a professional portfolio that showcases their skills and their learning....

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Mid-Range Photos: The Whys

This part 2 of a 3 part series about the different types of scene photos. Mid-Range Photographs The purpose of mid-range photos is to establish the location of evidence and what relationship that evidence has to the scene. These photos should be taken in a normal ‘fashion’—capture the scene...

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Capturing a Crime Scene: Overall Photographs

Capturing a Crime Scene: Overall Photographs View one of the 3 steps/views is called overall/overview photographs. It is what the name implies—lets others visualize the scene as you, the photographer, does. These photos should show the scene as you found it. You should plan your interior...

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3 Step Approach to Photographing a Crime Scene

How to Photograph Crime Scenes—3 Step Approach I’m sure you know by now, photographing a scene is not the same as taking a picture of your dog (in my case, her name is Chip—after chocolate chip cookies—my fav). Photographing the crime scene is usually done after the crime scene has been...

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Forensic Career Series: What is a Forensic Accountant?

What is Forensic Accounting? Well, if you've ever been involved in a legal setting which required financial records to be analyzed and summarized--especially with companies undergoing a financial change, such as a takeover, lawsuits, or even a division between business owners--by a forensic...

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Mini Courses--What You Need to Know

New Forensic Training Series: Mini Courses--What You Need to Know Where do you find the time to get forensic training? I understand you're stretched for time--family, pets, school, work--it all adds up to having a full plate and not enough time to tackle yet another commitment. If you can...

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I Quit. Now What?

I quit. I'm done. I'm tired. How many times have you said this to yourself because you're simply too tired of waiting for a break, a foot in the door, something to go your way...anything. So you decide to quit and go in a different non-forensic direction because you're done. Your forensic...

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Whorls--Fingerprint Patterns

This is part 3 in our 3 part series about the different fingerprint patterns. Whorls are the last classification group we will explore. Unlike loops and arches, whorls have 4 sub-classifications. Each sub-classification has it's own characteristics that set it apart from the other whorl...

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