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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...

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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...

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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...

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Forensic Heroes: Dr. Henry Lee

Fargo. For those who are familiar with the movie in which I am referencing, you are likely horrified, and about to click over to your happy place, be it Amazon, Target, Walmart or what have you, in order to get the pure trauma out of your mind. Those who are not familiar, and even those that are,...

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Crime Scene Reconstruction: Importance to Scene Documentation and Asking the Right Questions

Crime Scene Reconstruction involves knowledge of crime scenes, crime scene investigation, blood stain pattern interpretation, evidence analysis, and familiarity in interpreting autopsy reports. Crime scene reconstruction experts must work closely with medical examiners, firearm experts,...

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New Guest Blogger--Samantha Hanlon-Beaulieu

Let me introduce you to our newest guest blogger, Samantha (Sam) Hanlon-Beaulieu. I met Sam during a forensic conference I attended in San Diego--actually she found me since she was in the East Coast at the time (and still resides there). Sam has agreed to write a series of blogs involving...

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Getting a Forensic Job Right-Away

A student asked: If I take/enroll in training courses, can I get a forensic job right away? I love questions like these because it allows me to point out why specialized training is needed and what factors must be considered when looking for and applying to forensic jobs. I can't think...

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Does Your Resume Need a Revision?

Students are faced with the challenge of standing out from the sea of job applicants vying for the same (forensic) job position. These days it’s not uncommon to hear an agency with one job posting only to receive hundreds (yes, hundreds) of applicants. Also, it’s not unusual for a job posting to...

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DNA, The Golden State Killer, and Forensic Training Conference

I LOVE SCIENCE! I LOVE DNA! So it was a thrill to me to read about the use of genealogy and GEDmatch to help law enforcement help capture Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer! Although I wasn't familiar with the case, I was familiar with the process of using DNA to...

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Job Burnout?

This week's blog post is from my good friend and colleague, Darren Dake, medico-legal investigator, forensic instructor, online instructor, and creator of CoronerTalk.com, a podcast devoted to the death investigators. I wanted to include his July post since this is a topic you should be aware of...

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