Forensic Training Unlimited Academy Blog

Read The Latest Forensic Science News

Packaging Evidence

Crime scene investigators encounter many different type of evidence found at scenes: physical, biological, trace, and digital just to name a few. Collecting evidence is a vital part of what crime scene investigators do and knowing how and what to collect is the corner stone of their duties....

READ MORE

Interview with Jeanne Assam—Hero in the 2007 New Life Church Shooting in Colorado Springs, Co.

I'm a big fan of listening to podcasts. These gems provide learning on many different topics: sports, finances, weight loss, fitness, teaching, and yes, even forensic science and law enforcement. Podcasts provide entertainment, bring awareness topics and concerns that affect our daily lives, and...

READ MORE

Forensic Science Academy Training Modules

This week's blog is a short video about the hands-on training offered at Forensic Science Academy. I put together this video because we receive many emails asking what our training modules include. Here's the video: We offer a FREE online Orientation Class about the many benefits of our...

READ MORE

Student Question: What are the steps CSIs take to preserve a crime scene?

Student question: What steps do CSIs need to take to preserve a crime scene? Are there special steps when collecting evidence? I've outlined the steps below. Remember each agency is different and the steps may be differ from what is written. For Scene Preservation: This is one of the most...

READ MORE

Question & Answer with Terri Armenta, Founder of Forensic Training Unlimited--Forensic Science Training

I was recently interviewed on the Real Life podcast, by Tamara Mickelson, retired CSI, who has written Through My Eyes: CSI Memoirs, a collective of stories from the CSI point of view, and who has created ThinBlueLine4Woman, a page dedicated to the women (and men) wearing The Blue. Here are a...

READ MORE

The Murder of Holly Lynn Moore: Case Summary

This beautiful young woman pictured above is Holly Lynn Moore. Holly loved figure skating, snowboarding, and was an engineering student at the University of Colorado. Described by friends and family as goofy, adventurous, fun, and silly, Holly was your typical 19-year-old young woman, who...

READ MORE

International Overview of Women in Forensic Science

Why do women dominate the forensic field? Technology has helped to transform forensic methods and processes into powerful investigative tools used to capture touch DNA, solve cold cases, and identify how long latent prints were on a particular surface. 3-D scanners and drones help crime scene...

READ MORE

Revisiting The Importance of Training

In this month's blog post, I'm revisiting my guest speaking on CoronerTalk.com. If you're unfamiliar with CoronerTalk.com, it is the only podcast dedicated to medico-legal professionals and others who are associated with roles dealing with decedents. CoronerTalk and Death Investigation Training...

READ MORE

Critical Skills for Crime Scene Investigators

I often get asked: What skills do I need to be a crime scene investigator? My answer: there is no SINGLE answer to that question nor is there a SINGLE skill that is better than others. The bottom line is no matter what the field, there are specific key qualities an individual must have to...

READ MORE

Hybrid CSI Training Program

Happy 2020! With this new year, my staff and I decided to launch a Hybrid CSI Training Program. I know how challenging it is to train for a career when your schedule simply doesn't allow for yet another thing to fit on your plate. Sound familiar? The Hybrid CSI Training Program consists of...

READ MORE