Crime Scene Investigator Forum

differentiation of fingerprints and toe prints

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by Ashok Nagaraj • | | 1 comment
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 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 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. 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 more

Evidence Packaging on Scenes

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by Kelsey • | | 3 comments
Hello! I am conducting a quick survey about evidence packaging: Does your laboratory package and seal evidence on scene, or, do you use convenience packaging until you return to the lab? Please respond with an explanation of your practices, your lab's name, and whether or not you are ASCLD more

Job Requirements

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by Pedro Santos • | | 1 comment
Good evening everybody! I just wanted to ask you if it's required to be a US citizen for most/all of the jobs posted here. Thank You!

Personal Protection

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by Tuc8 • | | 2 comments
I'm doing research for a proposal at my agency. I'm currently a Forensic Technician with a Sheriff's dept. I'm located in the Southwestern US. On occasions we process crime scene in remote desert locations. The only protection I have is one deputy on scene with me. In light of the changing more

How to be in Forensics Field?

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by Jessica • | | 2 comments
Hi, I am really interested in pressuring a career in the forensics field in the future. However, the college that I am currently attending does not have a forensics major. Is it possible to still be in the forensics field with a degree in science such as biology or chemistry degree? Or is it more

Designating a crime scene as a Major Crime Scene, NYC

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by Idrian • | | 1 comment
I'm a writer. The crime in my story takes place at an isolated subway entrance in Queens NY late at night. "Noises" are reported by a neighbor; otherwise no witnesses. Victim is black male 25 well dressed. Unconscious as a result of a brutal beating. Wallet gone. Precinct receives more


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by Griha • | | 1 comment
To become a CSI, we should only study science and is it possible to study other subject like account ,for example

Can someone with a theft felony become a csi

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by lori • | | 1 comment
Hi...I'm looking into becoming a csi and am concerned that my felony might hold me back. Does anyone know if they will still hire you for this with a theft record? Thanx

I'm stuck...

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by Jason • | | 5 comments
I will be completing my Ph.D. in Bioanalytical Chemistry in about two months, and I have applied to multiple forensic scientist positions so far, and only received rejections without any interviews. I use GC, GC-MS, LC, LC-MS, and FTIR for my graduate projects pretty heavily, and I have more

study Forensic Sceince and criminal investgation

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by Saara • | | 1 comment
good day i want to study forensic science and criminal investigation BSc(Hons) please refer me to a college or university where i can study this course. here is my address: thanks


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by Crystal Perez • | | 1 comment
My name's Crystal and I was wondering if there are any forensic scientists that would be able to answer a few questions for a school project. I am interested in being a forensic scientist in the future so if someone could answer my questions that would be great. When did you decide you more


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by Dnash • | | 0 comments
Is there anyway i could interview someone in this career field for a project? If so can you respond and state your name and email address? I can also post the questions on here: What is an average day in the field for you? Is it anything like the tv shows? How do you feel when you're on more

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Interested in Persuing

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by Lakesha D. • | | 1 comment
Since I was younger, I always would watch marathon's upon marthon's of CSI. I graduated high school and decided that was exactly what I wanted to do. I'm currently out of college but would love to get back into it. My only question is, if I wanted to pursue going to school for CSI , and got my more

Crime Scene Investigator/Advice

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by gradman88 • | | 1 comment
Hello All, Looking for some advice I'm currently a graduate student studying at Capella University and will be done in September with my degree in public safety with concentration in forensic science. I also am studying to the take the criminal investigator exam through ACFEI. I was just more

Math Careers Interview - In the Criminal Justice Field

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by Thiaba • | | 0 comments
Name : Occupation : Phone number : Email : Interview Question for people in the Criminal Justice Field 1. What's your occupation? 2. Have you ever used Algebra in your occupation? 3. Have you ever used the burring process formula to remove some of the bur in a picture of a more

Potential to work in the US, coming from the UK, with UK accreditation

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by Sam Danby • | | 0 comments
Hi, my name is Sam Danby. I recently completed my degree in Forensic Biology and also completed accredited basic 40 hour blood pattern analysis training and due to hopefully do the Advanced this year. Before moving home to England to take my degree, I was living in California for 4 years ( more

Applying for jobs

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by cs14 • | | 2 comments
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Becoming A CSI

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by Sade • | | 1 comment
I keep hearing that you absolutely have to become a police officer first before being a crime scene investigator. Is this true ? I was wondering if you can do other things in the police field other than an actual police officer like for example , being the person who takes inmates fingerprints more


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by Shelly • | | 1 comment
I have a crime analyst interview coming up shorting, I was told there would be an oral and an lab interview. Being that I have never worked in a crime lab I have no idea what they would be looking for in the lab. Does any one have any pointers on how I can prepare for this interview, or any more
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