Forensic Training Unlimited

From Student to Forensic Professional

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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Do Your Research Before Embarking on Your Forensic Career: 5 Tips

Student: I want a forensic science job but not sure how to get started. Me: What TYPE of forensic job? CSI? Forensic Scientist? Criminalist? Forensic Accountant? The above question is one of the most often asked question I get from students--undergraduates, recent graduates, or those who...

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Introducing Death Investigator Magazine--Another Training Resource

I’m all about resources. Resources to help you start your forensic career, resources that can help you define and narrow your forensic discipline career search, and resources that will enhance your education and knowledge. There are resources devoted to almost any forensic discipline you can...

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Expert Advice about Training

This week's post is an interview I had with one of my closest friends and professional colleagues, Sheri Orellana, (retired) Crime Scene Investigator from Pomona Police Department, Pomona, CA, who has taught in The Forensic Science Academy since 2003. Sheri touches upon the subject of training...

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Forensic Interview Question Series: A Guide to Answering Forensic Job Interview Questions

This is the first in a series of blog posts focusing on a specific question asked during a forensic job interview. For each question showcased, you will learn how to script an answer that will leave you feeling confident and those who are interviewing you, will see that you really know your...

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Career: Forensic Toxicologist

This blog post is a bit different from many of my others--this one is an interview I conducted with Ms. Teri Prince, Sheriff's Forensic Laboratory Forensic Specialist from San Luis Obispo, CA, Crime Lab/Detective Unit, AND a former student from The Forensic Science Academy! Although Teri has...

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