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Inside the World of Crime Scene Investigation

Forensics For Dummies takes you inside the world of crime scene investigation to give you the low down on this exciting field. Written by a doctor and former Law & Order consultant, this guide will have you solving crimes along with your favorite TV shows in no time. From fingerprints and fibers to blood and ballistics, you’ll walk through the processes that yield significant information from the smallest clues. You’ll learn how Hollywood gets it wrong, and how real-world forensics experts work every day in fields as diverse as biology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, information technology, and more. If you’re interested in a forensics career, you’ll find out how to break in—and the education you’ll need to do the type of forensics work that interests you the most. Written for the true forensics fan, this book doesn’t shy away from the details; you’ll learn what goes on at the morgue as you determine cause of death, and you’ll climb into the mind of a killer as you learn how forensic psychologists narrow down the suspect list.

Crime shows are entertaining, but the reality is that most forensics cases aren’t wrapped up in an hour. This book shows you how it’s really done, and the amazing technology and brilliant people that do it every day.

  • Learn who does what, when they do it, and how it’s done
  • Discover the many fields involved in crime scene investigation
  • Understand what really happens inside a forensics lab
  • Examine famous forensics cases more intriguing than any TV show

Forensic scientists work in a variety of environments and in many different capacities. If you think television makes it look interesting, just wait until you learn what it’s really like! Forensics For Dummiestakes you on a tour of the real-world science behind solving the case.

Ultraviolet Photography Reveals the Unexpected Fluorescence of Flowers

UV Flowers UV Photography Ultraviolet Photography Craig Burrows

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Self-proclaimed “photon-packing mixed photographer” Craig Burrows continues to captivate with his unique series of floral illuminations. Captured using cameras modified for ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence, the fanciful photographs showcase Burrow’s ability to turn ordinary flora into beaming blooms.

To create each dazzling depiction, Burrows imaginatively employs a filtered 365nm LED light and a special lens (found, he explains, in “kits typically used for crime scene investigation”). This Technicolor treatment brings out the flower’s natural fluorescence, as it only conveys ultraviolet and infrared light. This results in an ethereal aesthetic, making everything from pollen and

Read more at: https://mymodernmet.com/craig-burrows-uv-flowers/

Lawsuit filed against Albany by Albany Police widow – Spectrum News

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Albany by the widow of an Albany Police Officer who died in the line of duty.

Douglas Mayville died four years ago. The 26 year veteran of the force spent years working with chemicals and toxins as a crime scene investigator before being diagnosed with Wegner’s disease.

Though he was honored on several occasions for dying in the line of duty, his wife Linda Mayville said she’s not getting the benefits she deserves, leading to the lawsuit being filed.

“It’s disheartening,” said Linda Mayville. “I think for Doug’s memory, he loved his job and unfortunately he’s not here to do it anymore.”

“What really appalls me is you want to take credit, and make Doug a hero, name a dog after him, and ask her to pose in front of the wall with all of the fallen officers,” said Retiree Chapter Council 82 President James

Read more at: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2018/02/17/douglas-mayville-linda-mayville-lawsuit-albany-police

Lawsuit filed against Albany by Albany Police widow

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Albany by the widow of an Albany Police Officer who died in the line of duty.

Douglas Mayville died four years ago. The 26 year veteran of the force spent years working with chemicals and toxins as a crime scene investigator before being diagnosed with Wegner’s disease.

Though he was honored on several occasions for dying in the line of duty, his wife Linda Mayville said she’s not getting the benefits she deserves, leading to the lawsuit being filed.

“It’s disheartening,” said Linda Mayville. “I think for Doug’s memory, he loved his job and unfortunately he’s not here to do it anymore.”

“What really appalls me is you want to take credit, and make Doug a hero, name a dog after him, and ask her to pose in front of the wall with all of the fallen officers,” said Retiree Chapter Council 82 President James

Read more at: http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2018/02/17/douglas-mayville-linda-mayville-lawsuit-albany-police

Getting a visual

SkillsUSA Results

To advance to the state competition, students had to earn first, second of third place in their contest. Those students are:

Sentinel Career and Technology Center

Kaylie Martin, senior, Columbian High School, basic health care, first place; Nickolas Miller, senior, Calvert High School, CNC milling, first place; Edward Lucius, junior, New Riegel High School, CNC technician, first place; Bryston Smith, junior, Hopewell-Loudon High School, CNC turning, first place; Noah Borer, junior, Hopewell-Loudon, collision repair, first place; Brianna Chaney, junior, Bridges Community Academy, crime scene investigation, first place; Austin Horn, junior, Calvert crime scene investigation, first place; Jonathan Radecki, senior, Tri-Rivers Educational Computer Association, crime scene investigation, first place; Cecilia Broadman, senior, Calvert, health knowledge bowl, first place; Violet Hoffman, senior, Columbian, health knowledge bowl, first place; Trinity Knight, senior, Columbian, health knowledge bowl, first place; Mikayla Reker, senior, Calvert, health knowledge bowl, first place; Austin Curtin, senior, homeschool, first aid/CPR, first

Read more at: http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/news/local-news/2018/02/getting-a-visual/

Flint Police respond to shooting in the hallway of 3rd floor apartment at Country Club Manor Apartments

FLINT (WJRT) (2/16/2018) – Police are investigating after a third-floor apartment at Country Club Manor Apartments allegedly was shot by unknown assailants Friday evening.

Flint Police responded after 6pm on Friday, setting up a crime scene investigation in coordination with Michigan State Police detectives.

A large area around the building where the shooting took place was cordoned off with yellow crime tape.. Authorities could not immediately confirm anything about the incident, but an active investigation was under way.

Stay with ABC12 on air and online as this story develops.

Read more at: http://www.abc12.com/content/news/Flint-police-investigating-possible-shooting-at-Country-Club-Manor-Apartments-474350353.html

El Cajon Police looking for citizen academy prospects – The San … – The San Diego Union

El Cajon residents and those who do business in the city, do you want to see what it’s like to be a member of the El Cajon Police Department for a couple of months?

A maximum of 25 people will be allowed to take part in this year’s Citizens Police Academy, a 10-week program that offers an unscripted, insider’s look into how the El Cajon Police do their jobs.

“The first citizens academy I was a part of, and it will happen again at this one, the No. 1 thing I hear people always say at the end is, ‘I didn’t realize you were just like us,’” said Police Chief Jeff Davis. “That’s really what we’re shooting for. For people to see that we’re your neighbors, we’re your baseball coaches, we’re your soccer coaches. We’re part of your community.”

Davis has been a part of the program for its entirety, about 15 years,

Read more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/sd-me-elcajon-academy-20180216-story.html

El Cajon Police looking for citizen academy prospects – The San Diego Union

El Cajon residents and those who do business in the city, do you want to see what it’s like to be a member of the El Cajon Police Department for a couple of months?

A maximum of 25 people will be allowed to take part in this year’s Citizens Police Academy, a 10-week program that offers an unscripted, insider’s look into how the El Cajon Police do their jobs.

“The first citizens academy I was a part of, and it will happen again at this one, the No. 1 thing I hear people always say at the end is, ‘I didn’t realize you were just like us,’” said Police Chief Jeff Davis. “That’s really what we’re shooting for. For people to see that we’re your neighbors, we’re your baseball coaches, we’re your soccer coaches. We’re part of your community.”

Davis has been a part of the program for its entirety, about 15 years,

Read more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/sd-me-elcajon-academy-20180216-story.html

Woman faces murder charge connected to body found in Calhoun

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Human remains were discovered in west Ouachita early Wednesday by OPSO investigators looking into a three-year-old homicide. Titus Harris, 24, was taken into custody on one count of second degree murder in connection with the homicide.
Ashley Mott

A second suspect is now facing a charge of second degree murder connected to the discovery of a body in Calhoun in June 2017.

Amanda M. Franklin, age 20, J.B. Cypress Road was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Friday on the charge. 

More: Marion man arrested for Wednesday murder

In June 2017, investigators with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office received information about a murder. During an investigation, officers reportedly spoke with several witnesses who provided consistent statements about hearing one suspect speak

Read more at: http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/crime/2018/02/16/woman-faces-murder-charge-connected-body-found-calhoun/345877002/