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Different Photographs for Different Scenes.

Our Forensic Photography Academy is starting soon and I thought it would be fitting to write about the photographing of decedents. Although each scene has its unique set of circumstances and characteristics, the type of photographs needed during the investigation process may be different from...

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Forensic Career Workshop: 5+ Common Asked Questions During a Forensic Job Interview

I'm so excited to announce our very first interactive live session workshop--5+ Common Questions Asked In A Forensic Job Interview. Here's what the workshop is all about: This 6 week workshop gives you the tools so you can ACE answering those interview questions--both general and...

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What is Chain of Custody?

Chain of custody accounts for everyone who had posession of an item of real evidence from the time it came into police custody until it has been introduced in court. So what s real evidence? Anything that can be perceived by the five senses is considered real evidence. All types of real...

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Duties of Crime Scene Investigator: REDCAP

Crime scene investigators do the REDCAP thing everyday!! What? Yep, you read that right--REDCAP. Crime scene investigators: Recognize evidence Evaluate importance of evidence Document evidence (note taking, photos, video) Collect evidence And Package evidence REDCAPing is second nature...

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The Importance of Physical Evidence: What, Why, How

Question from a student: What is the purpose of physical evidence? I mean, I know I need to collect physical evidence, but why? Before I answer, let's define what physical evidence is all about. What is physical evidence? Physical evidence is any and all objects that can establish that a...

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Basic Rules for Crime Scene Investigations

Our first training module in The Forensic Science Academy, Basic Crime Scene Investigations, offered our students, many of which have only seen crime scene investigation via a tv show, the real behind the scenes view of how crime scene professional record, document, process, and collect...

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Forensic Resources: Where to Buy Your Training Stuff

"Where do you get all the great forensic supplies I see your students using at The Forensic Science Academy? I want to get those same supplies." There are lots of places that cater to students interested in Forensic Science and most of these supply vendors do sell to students as well as to...

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Using Pathbrite for Your Forensic Training Portfolio

Me: Do you have a professional portfolio? You: What? What's that? Me: Keep reading. The Forensic Science Academy started earlier this month and from the get-go, I've planted the seed to each of them they MUST start a professional portfolio that showcases their skills and their learning....

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Mid-Range Photos: The Whys

This part 2 of a 3 part series about the different types of scene photos. Mid-Range Photographs The purpose of mid-range photos is to establish the location of evidence and what relationship that evidence has to the scene. These photos should be taken in a normal ‘fashion’—capture the scene...

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Capturing a Crime Scene: Overall Photographs

Capturing a Crime Scene: Overall Photographs View one of the 3 steps/views is called overall/overview photographs. It is what the name implies—lets others visualize the scene as you, the photographer, does. These photos should show the scene as you found it. You should plan your interior...

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