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Forensic Career Options

Most jobs in the forensic science field are not glamorous. They involve great attention to detail and may involve standing for extended periods of time. There are various disciplines in forensic science. Some of the most well-known disciplines are forensic pathology, toxicology, anthropology,...

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Write Like a Forensic Professional

I LOVE answering emails about forensic related questions students have about career advice, what courses to take, where to get specialized training, what degree is best for a forensic degree, and…well, you get the idea. As an educator, I’m passionate about helping students meet their...

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What Should YOU ask in a Forensic Job Interview

You’ve been on a job interview right? You know the drill—you looking your best, shaking hands, the smiles, the kind welcoming words, and then comes the series of questions and/or scenarios you are called upon to answer, all the while trying to make the best impression. Sounds familiar,...

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The Challenges of Starting a Forensic Career

So what are my chances of getting hired? When will I get hired? These are the comments I hear most often when I'm speaking to students either at The Forensic Science Academy or during the one on one forensic career sessions I offer to students. The challenges facing students who are...

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How Forensic Science Works Side by Side

Recently news came out of Virginia about a young woman having been mauled by her pet pit bills.The woman was found in a wooded area being “guarded” by her pets. Following this news, neighbors and friends were in disbelief with the initial news that Bethany Stephens ‘dogs could have been...

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6 Places to Research for Your Forensic Career

Confused about what forensic career you want? Here’s a few ways to get the information you need so you can decide (and study) for the forensic job you want. Education is expensive so choosing the right degree that will be relative to the forensic job you want takes a bit of research....

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Would you give up your DNA to catch a predator?

I think it’s simply WRONG! Recently, there was some talk about the use of familial DNA to capture a serial predator in Ohio, who had been targeting children. Parents were on alert and the FBI had exhausted their search for the predator. Read more about the case here DNA was collected at a...

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Timothy Spencer and DNA in the United States

Timothy Wilson: The Use of DNA in United States I’m a big science geek…I love the wonder of science and how science plays a BIG part in forensic science. I’ve spent the majority of my career doing the ‘DNA’ thing—sampling, extraction, cell work—ya know, some of the cool stuff. So with the...

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Polygraph Training at The Vollmer Institute

I have often asked myself, “Who is preparing the next generation of law enforcement professionals?” I now have the answer! The Vollmer Institute. With an emphasis on the scientific and technical aspects of law enforcement such as Polygraph and Crime Scene Investigation and Forensics, Vollmer...

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What is Forensic Training Unlimited?

What is Forensic Training Unlimited? A few years ago, I recognized the need for forensic training courses for students who were unable to attend our hands-on training program, The Forensic Science Academy, which is located in Southern California. Many students told me over and over again: I have...

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