Crime Scene Investigator Forum

Drone usage on a crime scene

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by nanettefl2 • | | 1 comment
Hi all. I have recently started researching the possibility of using drones in crime scene. If you and/or your agency use drones either on a crime scene or for aerial photographs can you let me know what agency you are with and what state and how long you have been using them? If you have resear...read more

Crime Scene Reconstruction and Computer Graphics

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by Tony • | | 0 comments
Hi there, my name is DEL GAIZO Antonio I've got on your wepage surfing on the web that's why I have some inquiry to you to get some informations: I'm 42 yrs old Italian guy with 22 police job xperience on my cv, and since I've been dealing with Computer Graphics from the first years of the ...read more

Otaining a career in the Forensic Investigations Field

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by plug428 • | | 1 comment
I recently graduated with my Nurse Practitioner's degree and studying for the Broads at this time. I have always wanted to be a forensic investigator. Also, I took an online forensic course with Kaplan University that was very exciting to me in 2007. I live in South Florida and willing to rel...read more

Crime Scene Cameras

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by jerry • | | 1 comment
My department is looking into new cameras for the Crime Scene guys, so I'm trying to get information. What cameras are you Crime Scene Techs using these days? What lens sizes do you have? Any special equipment that goes with them? Also, where do you buy your camera equipment? We previously u...read more

UK CSI looking for a days attachment with US CSI Department

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by Louise • | | 1 comment
Hi, I am a CSI with a UK police force with 13 years experience I am coming to Washington in November as part of my masters degree for a week. I was wondering if it would be possible to do a days attachment with a CSI department. Would anybody know how I go about contacting the relevant person/s...read more


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by Jasmine • | | 2 comments
I will be graduating from college in the spring and was wondering if I had to do an internship before I can get a job in my field. If so any suggestions of where and how? I live in the San Francisco/East Bay Area of California. Any help would be great. Jasmine

Wrongly convicted of rape

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by Tony • | | 0 comments
If three men were to have sex with the same woman, would a positive secreta cancel out a negative secreta. So if two of the men were negative secreta and one was a positive secreta, would the positive secreta sperm, cancel out the negative, so that you wouldn't be able to distinguish whether th...read more

Crime scene skills

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by Mosorio12 • | | 0 comments
Hello, what is a particular skill that you have and how do you process evidence from a crime scene to court testimony?

Can I take Biology instead of Forensics?

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by Nicole Calderon • | | 1 comment
Hey, I'm a high school senior and I'm starting to apply to some colleges. I would like to be a CSI but I'm wondering if instead of majoring in forensics (most of the colleges I'm applying to don't offer it) I could major in Biology. I just would like to know before I officially start applying to...read more

Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods

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by Boyd Baumgartner • | | 0 comments
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released a report today titled Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods . This follows the 2009 National Academy of Science's Report: 'Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward...read more

Writing a forensic supernatural story, need advice

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by ChrisJ • | | 0 comments
So I'm writing a story about what a college town thinks is an elusive serial killer is actually a killer ghost. The scene is essentially a young woman goes to use a pregnancy test and is cut to pieces while in the girls restroom, however, since the killer is from another plane of existence, base...read more

Forensic Examination of Shoe Print to Bodily Injury - Expert Needed

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by strategicintelligenc... • | | 3 comments
Hi Group, I am working a case and need a forensics expert to compare shoe (boot) tread to a facial injury (photo). Any suggestions? Thank you, Christine Burke, MAOM Strategic Intelligence Services PLLC Investigate the Possibilities 1900 W Chandler Boulevard, 15-263, Chandler AZ ...read more


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by Courtney B. • | | 1 comment
Recently the administrations would like us to record live video of when officers enter to serve a search warrant from a distant. As well record the entry and exit of the scene. As of now we only have a Nikon D3100 for our photograph but we used it to record video. Problem is the video and microp...read more

Death Smell

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by kirstenk_hall • | | 1 comment
I've just started as a crime scene analyst, and had my first badly composed body the other day. The smell was awful at first but I eventually got used to it. So used to it, I guess I couldn't smell it on my uniform, although all the detectives assured me it was there. My question is, what's t...read more

active oxygen at a crime scene

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by CG Bauer • | | 0 comments
I've read that bleach with active oxygen removes indications of hemoglobin, which makes using luminol ineffective for discovering blood at a crime scene. Can forensics folks test a crime scene for the use of oxygenated bleach as a neutralizing agent? I'm a crime novelist. Thanks.


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by Liz • | | 1 comment
I'm currently a CSI, and I'm working on a powerpoint presentation. I want to keep it interesting. I'm trying to remember ... During the BTK investigation, the Wichita PD inserted an image into a regular TV broadcast, hoping to get Rader's attention. I want to do that in my powerpoint, only, I ca...read more

CSI, Forensics

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by Latasha Newton • | | 2 comments
Hello, I would like to know a couple of different ways to get into this field?

checking out my options

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by Mari • | | 1 comment
Hello, I am working on getting a degree in chemistry as it seems many of the agencies that I have looked into seem to require that prior to applying. For example, my state crime lab has this requirement. I have a 3.7 GPA with two years left. I understand this is a hard field to get into but am ...read more

Course Project

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by Brandon A • | | 0 comments
A portion of my course project for my Bachelors in Criminal Justice requires me to interview a local newspaper or TV Station (been very unlucky for two-weeks). I have to compile 10 questions regarding the realities of the criminal justice system and the media (The Crime Report). Anyone intereste...read more

differentiation of fingerprints and toe prints

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by Ashok Nagaraj • | | 0 comments
If we get a bit of friction skin imprint, how to differentiate it as finger print or toe print?

Likelihood of Getting Employed?

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by Jason Merchey • | | 3 comments
Hi all. First post. Love this site. I am thinking of making a mid-life career change to some kind of forensic investigator. There is a certificate from the local junior college in crime scene investigation. 30 hours, ten classes including an internship. I'm 42. I have a BA in psychology and a...read more

DNA and finger print queries

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by Natasja • | | 2 comments
Hallo. CSI got me very interested and I wish I knew more about it a view years back. Is it possible that one can get some DNA and finger prints of a rope from about 9 years ago? Or will it be to difficult for its so long ago?

Courtroom testimony

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by Moe • | | 1 comment
Hello, I am looking for any books that involve crime scene and courtroom testimony. I was recently hired as a CST and although I have worked in a volunteer capacity as a crime scene technician for quite some time, I have never actually been called into court. Do any of you know any books or...read more

Becoming a crime scene investigator or related

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by makaea • | | 3 comments
Hello, I am interested in looking into becoming involved in the forensic science field. However, I am almost done with my sociology degree, emphasis in law and society. I am looking into the CSI program at UCR, Will I need to get a higher degree more related to be able to get a forensic job. Als...read more

Ultraviolet Equipment Question

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by plunkettphoto • | | 1 comment
RE: Civil, not criminal, evidence photography. I am a civilian - not an office. I have been a professional photographer for almost 20 years and now wish to expand my business to include evidence/legal photography. In the past, I was a member of EPIC (evidence photographers international...read more
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