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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.

Taos’ unsolved mystery

An inscription by Waters in his book about Manby, ‘To Posses the Land,” to longtime friend Alan Kishbaugh reads: “Alan — This one is laid on the dark shadow side of the sacred mountain — Best — Frank Waters.”

On July 3, 1929, the bloated, fly- and maggot-infested, headless corpse of 70-year-old Arthur Rochford Manby (allegedly the body of Manby, that is) was discovered by two lawmen on a cot in his 19-room Taos Spanish hacienda. His disfigured head was on the floor in an adjoining bedroom. The only potential witnesses were two dogs in the house; one was his German police dog, Lobo. The potential suspects, however, were nearly countless.

For decades, any mention of Manby’s death was said to bring bad luck. I’ll take my chances.

The short, round, self-proclaimed entrepreneur from Britain, you see – who often wore English-style riding pants, a floppy-brimmed hat and

Read more at: http://www.taosnews.com/stories/taos-unsolved-mystery,43193

At least one killed in crash on Harding Place – WSMV Channel 4

Just after 3:30 p.m. on the second day of deliberation in the murder trial accusing Zach Adams of Holly Bobo’s murder, the jury reentered the courtroom to ask Judge Creed McGinley a question regarding the case.  This is the second question jurors have stopped deliberation to ask. The first was on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. Unlike the first question, where the judge wrote a note and sent it back to them in their chamber, he brought them into the courtroom. He explained that t…

Read more at: http://www.wsmv.com/story/36434846/at-least-one-killed-in-crash-on-harding-place

At least one killed in crash on Harding Place

Just after 3:30 p.m. on the second day of deliberation in the murder trial accusing Zach Adams of Holly Bobo’s murder, the jury reentered the courtroom to ask Judge Creed McGinley a question regarding the case.  This is the second question jurors have stopped deliberation to ask. The first was on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. Unlike the first question, where the judge wrote a note and sent it back to them in their chamber, he brought them into the courtroom. He explained that t…

Read more at: http://www.wsmv.com/story/36434846/at-least-one-killed-in-crash-on-harding-place

10 Reasons to Hate UNLV

10. cHUMLEE

Hate the Rebels because everyone’s favorite degenerate pawn broker loves everything there is about the UNLV Rebels. 

I think Pawn Stars is some of the worst television out there and it’s highlighted by giving this butterball the outlet and exposure that’s resulted in him having a a net worth of $5 million.

When he’s not trying to severely undercut customers like the rest of the shop does, being a general liability or getting pinched for meth possession and unregistered firearms, Chumlee loves to sit court-side and watch UNLV play basketball. By himself. No one else goes to UNLV games.

9. GUY FIERI

Disclaimer: I don’t hate Guy Fieri.

This isn’t about him. I will watch any Guy Fieri cooking show out there. 

I hate UNLV because they know this man better than we all do. He’s a native son of Columbus and was born at Riverside Hospital, though the Ferry family moved to California almost immediately after.

Read more at: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2017/09/85408/10-reasons-to-hate-unlv

Mysteries against the backdrop of the Thompson Fire

This is the third book in a series called the “Glacier Mystery Series” by Montana author Christine Carbo; however, each book stands alone. The author stated: “The Weight of Night is more than a mystery to be solved, it is also a novel of friendship, survival, and redemption set against a stark and stunning landscape.”

By far my favorite of the three — and not because my son’s name is used for a character — “The Weight of Night” absolutely nails the author’s love of nature and of course the grandeur of Glacier Park. The fire in this story is one of the actual fires from 2015. The actual Thompson Fire started on a Sunday and by Tuesday morning it had burned 1,900 acres, growing to 5,500

Read more at: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/life/2017/09/22/mysteries-against-backdrop-thompson-fire/694474001/

Escape rooms slated at WVU Tech – Beckley Register

The student-run Forensic Investigation Association and Psychology Club at WVU Tech will host two escape rooms in the Crime Scene House on campus Oct. 5-8. 

WVU Tech staff said two themed escape scenarios have been designed. The first, a take on “Alice in Wonderland,” will task escapees with finding White Rabbit’s pocket watch in time for tea with the Mad Hatter. 

The second escape room, Crime Scene Investigation: Beckley, will challenge visitors to solve a string of grisly crimes before the case goes cold. 

The rooms cost $20 per visitor and will run on the following schedule: 

Thursday, Oct. 5: 5 to 9 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 6: 5 to 9 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 7: noon to 9 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 8: 2 to 6 p.m. 

Staff members said each room will give a maximum of 10 visitors 50 minutes to escape, and the clubs will offer prizes for escapees who complete certain challenges during the escape rooms. 

Proceeds will

Read more at: http://www.register-herald.com/news/escape-rooms-slated-at-wvu-tech/article_58d1566a-e9ce-546c-8792-3155530b964b.html

Bellingham Police assist FBI near Fairhaven Park

Bellingham Police gathered evidence in a cul-de-sac near Fairhaven Park with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Wednesday.

Around 10:30 a.m., Bellingham police’s crime scene investigator assisted the FBI document and gather evidence involving a “suspicious circumstance,” according to Lt. Danette Beckley, a police spokeswoman.

Beckley said officers assisted the FBI for about three hours. Whether that was time on scene or included time used to write a report was unclear, Beckley said.

The FBI is the lead agency on the case.

Ayn Dietrich-Williams, public affairs officer at the FBI’s Seattle field office, said she couldn’t comment any further on Wednesday’s activity “given the ongoing nature of our investigation.”

Read more at: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article174731616.html

6 reasons the Catoctin Mountains can be creepy | WUSA9.com

In the wake of the indictment this week of six alleged MS-13 members for the murder of a man found buried in a shallow grave in the Catoctin Mountains near Frederick, we looked at the sinister side of history there.

Read more at: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/frederick-county/6-reasons-the-catoctin-mountains-can-be-creepy/477665590

6 reasons the Catoctin Mountains can be creepy

In the wake of the indictment this week of six alleged MS-13 members for the murder of a man found buried in a shallow grave in the Catoctin Mountains near Frederick, we looked at the sinister side of history there.

Read more at: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/frederick-county/6-reasons-the-catoctin-mountains-can-be-creepy/477665590