Crime Scene Investigator Forum

Private and Independent Labs

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by Budde • | | 3 comments
I was wondering, How often, do you think Private and Independent labs work with law enforcement agencies to process and analyze crime scenes? Meaning they would get a call, go to the scene, process it and take it to their lab and analyze it; along with notifying the police agency with their more

Forensic Biologist Career Advice

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by Cassandra Williams • | | 3 comments
I don't think I went about posting this correctly, but whoever gets it please feel free to respond. I am also trying to knock down the door to the forensic science world and I feel that as I progress academically I get further away from that goal. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Cell more

Crime Scene Technician/Photographer

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by nmmarin • | | 1 comment
In 2006 I graduated from The Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University with a Certificate of Professional Digital Photography. Since then, I have been trying to get into the Forensic Photography field, without much luck. I live in Mass and have written to many people. What I have more

Australia Crime Scene/Forensic Work

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by Sam • | | 3 comments
Hi Everyone, I should be moving to Australia soon from the UK, and I am looking for information as to the availability of crime scene and forensic positions and if anyone can point me in the right direction. I have a 1st class BSc Honours in Forensic Science, and have done voluntary work for more

German Girl

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by jas • | | 2 comments
Hi, first of all i am so happy that i found this website.... :-) I am a 26 years old girl from germany. I wanted to become a CSI for a long time, but i dont really have the chance here. I am moving to my boyfriend in Texas next year so i thought maybe thats my chance to get my dream job. Do more

Job Interview for Crime Scene Technician

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by wa98059 • | | 13 comments
First and foremost, this is an awesome forum. Thanks Steve! I've been peeking at it ever since it went online. Does anyone have any advice for an upcoming interview for a CST position in Tacoma, WA? Any tips, hints, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Liffting Prints that are wet

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by bsmith • | | 4 comments
are there any new procesess for lifting prints that are wet?

Is this more of a "who you know" career?

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by gatlin • | | 1 comment
I have a science degree, spent considerable volunteer time in a crime lab, have taken additional crime scene related classed, ie; serial # restoration, minor crime scene investigation, etc, have had 5 job interviews, placing second in two of them, to people who volunteered within that more

in Resources
by Boyd Baumgartner • | | 0 comments
Complete Latent Print Examination A great resource for latent fingerprint related items.


in Education
by Felicia • | | 6 comments
I am currently enrolled in a two year college taking criminal justice classes. I am aiming towards becoming a crime scene investigator. I know that I do not want to work in the labs, I want to work in the field. However, I have a feeling that criminal justice classes are not going to help me more

Re: forensic photography

in Equipment and Supplies
by DennisD • | | 12 comments
For those of you already in the field, what camera do you use? I use a Nikon D200, GREAT camera! I play with the camera on the weekends to improve the quality of my photos due to the camera being SO blasted complicated LOL!

Re: hours

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by Rob • | | 1 comment
I am intersted in being a CSI. What is a typical salary for this profession?

Processing Firearms for latents

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by D7 • | | 8 comments
Does anyone know of any good links or articles that are detailed on the proceedures of some of the new techniques being tried to developed prints on firearms and casings. I am especailly interested in the use of method using an electric charge and toner or the gun bluing methods. Thanks, D7

Questions.... :)

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by lilbit1971 • | | 26 comments
First off, this site rocks!!! And thanks for creating the forum! I just graduated from an online school, Kaplan University, with my Bachelor's in CJ. My questions is: With my degree being from an online school, is that a problem? I mean, would any agencies frown upon an online degree? I' more

Electrostatic Dust Lifter

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by CSIjoe • | | 2 comments
I have used an electrostatic dust lifter to get shoe prints off a tile floor. I was wondering, can it be used to get shoe prints or tire tracks off a body?

International Positions

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by anthony88 • | | 4 comments
I am from Britain and currently studying for a degree in forensic science. In May 2009 I will have completed my degree and in July 2010 we intend to move to the USA. If you can, could you tell me a little about the jobs available to internationals and if you have any knowledge of the more


in Education
by Lynette • | | 10 comments
Why exactly is getting a bachelors degree in forensic science not recommended? I am 26 and working on my second bachelors and a new career (my first was in music, very unrelated). I am looking at two different schools to transfer to, both are CA state universities, and one of them offers a more


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by annie • | | 9 comments
what are the hours of a forensic investigator?

First time job seeker

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by Danielle G. • | | 20 comments
Ok my question for everyone is what is the best way to get my foot in the door for a CSI job? I am a senior in college and am graduating in the spring with my bachelors in criminal justice and I have really been trying to get a job at a crime lab. The catch 22 that I am finding is they wont more

Welcome to the Crime Scene Investigator Network Forum

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by Steve Staggs • | | 44 comments
This forum has been created so those in crime scene investigations, as well as those interested in becoming crime scene investigators, may ask and reply to questions in all areas of forensics. Questions may include career advice through specific forensic techniques. I invite you to register more
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