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Angela Gallop: A Modern Day Forensic Scientist

This week's blog post is by Kelly Arana, who is one of my students in the Criminalistics course I teach. I wanted to showcase her research paper. Enjoy! Thanks~Terri Angela Gallop: A Modern Day Forensic Scientist Angela Gallop is the true definition of what it means to be a forensic...

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10 Facts About Blood Evidence

Here's some facts about blood evidence, which is especially useful when studying blood stain patterns. Knowing these facts will help making collecting and analyzing blood evidence more familiar to you, thus allowing you to become more knowledgeable. Blood is 8% of our total body...

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Do Crime Scene Investigators Analyze Evidence at Crime Scenes?

Question from a student: do crime scene investigators analyze evidence at a crime scene? This is a fantastic question that is often answered during our Basic Crime Scene Investigation Module in The Forensic Science Academy. There is a difference between collecting evidence vs. analyzing...

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‚ÄčIntroducing Our NEW CSI Training Program

Introducing Our NEW CSI Training Program You know, I'm all about training. Online, onsite, hands-on, theories, reading, and doing. Just continue to train--that's the key. My passion is to bring every type of training, not only with our programs, but other training programs as well. This year...

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What's Better for Taking Notes? Your Brain or Your Computer?

Another year is here and many great training opportunities are coming in 2019. I've seen many colleges and universities increasing their distance learning departments and have had the opportunity to help others develop and publish their own online training program. There are many challenges that...

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The How and Why of Securing Crime Scenes

Happy 2019! In this first blog of 2019, I will be answering a question I received from a student: "How and why are crime scenes secured?" Crime scenes are preserved so that evidence/material discovered at that scene is protected before it's lost or destroyed. Crime scenes can be very chaotic...

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Thank You 2018! Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! This past year, my staff and I have seen so many positive changes to both of our programs, The Forensic Science Academy, our onsite, hands-on training program, located in Southern California, as well as our online training program, ForensicTrainingUnlimited.com. At The...

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What position am I applying to? Criminalistics or Forensic Science?

There can be quite a bit of confusion about the differences between criminalistics and forensic science and I receive many questions when students find themselves applying to Criminalist positions vs. Crime Scene (or Evidence Technician) Investigators. To help clear up this confusion, I've...

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Meet Sara Bisel: Major Contributor in Forensic Anthropology

The history of forensic science is important for ALL students to be familiar with--at least in regards to those who have paved the way for the forensic science we have today AND know the history of fingerprinting and it's role in personal identification. This blog entry was written by one my...

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Be Authentic to Your (Future) Forensic Career

I simply love LinkedIn. In my opinion, it's the most powerful professional platform students can use in their favor. I tend to my LinkedIn profile on a daily basis (I highly recommend making this a habit so you can connect with forensic professionals and connect with other students who share...

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