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From Student to Forensic Professional

Keeping You and Your Loved Ones Safe in a Crisis

In Today’s Complex Local Security Environment Learn “How to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe in a Crisis” As the creator and instructor of “How to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe in a Crisis”, I developed the course idea based on lessons from a career protecting community and country....

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Steps to Success: A Guide for (Forensic Career) Beginners

If you've been following my blog, you know I'm a BIG advocate in giving you all the steps you need to start, prepare, and study for your forensic career. And this post is no different; you need to get prepared to start a forensic career. But how? I get a gazzillion calls about how to start a...

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Cross Training with Forensic Science Classes? Why You Need it For Your Career.

Cross-training. Why Your Career Needs It. I love to exercise. The gym, my road bike, hiking, walking (even though I can't run--torn meniscus--I did walk a half-marathon), yoga, and my favorite, spin classes. Cross training is what makes me motivated to be fit and makes being fit exciting....

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What Comes First Your Degree or Your Forensic Training?

What comes first? The degree or the forensic training? Student Question: Should I start/finish my degree first or start my forensic training first? This is a question I'm asked to answer very often and I usually respond with, YES! But 'yes' to which question? Although there isn't a right or...

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Forensic Career Tips for High School Students Wanting a Career in Forensic Science

Recently I was asked to be a guest lecturer at local high school here in Southern California One of the great things I love about teaching forensics is being able to give career building tips to students who are thirsty for career tips to maximize their college time AND reduce any 'oops'...

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The Myths of Circumstantial Evidence

The Myths of Circumstantial Evidence “Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing,” answered Holmes thoughtfully. “It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally...

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The Peterson Triad--Drew, Michael, and Scott--of Wife Killers

I recently posted an article about parents who raise murderers (read it here)--yes, I know...I read kinda out of the norm things but I think you share similar interests, right? While reading the article, I started thinking about other characteristics commonly found in murderers: childhood,...

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Forensic Career Series: What is a Forensic Document Examiner?

Student Question of the Week: I'm really interested in getting a job in forensics. I'm exploring a career as a document examiner. What does a document examiner do and how much education is needed to become one? Forensic document examiners often determine the authenticity of legal documents,...

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Natural Disasters and Forensic Evidence

Hurricane Harvey is beyond a doubt a event the State of Texas, or the rest of the United States, won't soon forget. As of this writing, Hurricane Harvey has dumped over 19 trillion gallons of water in southeast Texas, creating massive flooding, and the death toll stands at 46, and most likely...

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The ABCs of Investigations

This week's blog is inspired by a good friend of mine who has over 30 years of law enforcement and forensic experience. Students often ask how will they know what steps to take when starting or assisting with an investigation. Although the answer can be quite in depth, the basics are very...

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