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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.

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Stolen pickup belonged to combat vet – WOWT.com

(WOWT) — Car thieves caught on camera have caused a stir on social media and an emotional response from a victim.

A stolen pickup that once belonged to a war veteran was abandoned by three suspects and his widow says the thieves should have known they were stealing memories. Terri Hamelin said, ”There are stickers on it that state combat veteran. It’s like stealing from the deceased, it’s wrong.”

After surviving three tours in Iraq, Patrick Dubas died two years ago in an Omaha car crash and the pickup went to his son. The vet’s widow said, ”He’s refused to take the combat stickers or Iraq stickers off because the memory of his dad.”

The suspects tried to wipe away evidence, which can be seen on the security camera video, but Douglas County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigator CL Retelsdorf said that won’t

Read more at: http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Stolen-Pickup-Belonged-To-Combat-Vet-458948753.html

Stolen pickup belonged to combat vet

(WOWT) — Car thieves caught on camera have caused a stir on social media and an emotional response from a victim.

A stolen pickup that once belonged to a war veteran was abandoned by three suspects and his widow says the thieves should have known they were stealing memories. Terri Hamelin said, ”There are stickers on it that state combat veteran. It’s like stealing from the deceased, it’s wrong.”

After surviving three tours in Iraq, Patrick Dubas died two years ago in an Omaha car crash and the pickup went to his son. The vet’s widow said, ”He’s refused to take the combat stickers or Iraq stickers off because the memory of his dad.”

The suspects tried to wipe away evidence, which can be seen on the security camera video, but Douglas County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigator CL Retelsdorf said that won’t

Read more at: http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Stolen-Pickup-Belonged-To-Combat-Vet-458948753.html

PHOTOS: These gruesome dollhouse death scenes reinvented murder investigations

From the outside, the 19 dollhouse rooms spread across a darkened space in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery look like perfect replicas of familiar spaces: a family home, a neat parsonage, a woman’s bedroom. But inside, under the glow of a flashlight, these meticulous miniaturized spaces are covered in blood spatters, murder weapons and “dead” porcelain figures: A man hanging from a rope in his barn. A girl collapsed backward into a grungy bathtub. A baby shot in its crib.

These are the so-called “Nutshells,” death scenes created by 20th century heiress, scientist and artist Frances Glessner Lee, the “godmother of forensic science,” who made these dioramas of real-life cases to help future investigators do more accurate forensic crime analysis.

Now, visitors to the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., can also try to solve the cases in Lee’s 19 miniature death scenes — some of them

Read more at: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/photos-these-gruesome-dollhouse-death-scenes-reinvented-murder-investigations

Main jailed after interrupting crime scene investigation, officers say

He apparently didn’t have the best timing.

Panhandle deputies said they noticed a car driving quicky down a road,  swerving around their around parked patrol cars as they were investigating a robbery, reports the Panama News Journal.

The driver, Troy Alexander Duncan, then allegedly abruptly stopped near them and got out of the car.

And no wonder, as officers found 12 Mason jars filled with grass, strips of acid and a bag of Xanax pills in the car, according to his arrest report.

Retiring SBI agent looks forward to focusing on family

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The Tiny, Murderous World Of Frances Glessner Lee

How do you learn to solve a crime? Police detectives spend years learning on the job, sifting through evidence in real world crime scenes. But a new show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. explores another approach — it’s called Murder Is Her Hobby, and it showcases the work of one woman who was both a master craftswoman, and a pioneer in the field of forensic crime scene investigation. Her teaching tool? Tiny replica crime scenes.

And at first glance, there’s something undeniably charming about the 19 dioramas on display. That is, of course, until you start to notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood spattered comforter. And there’s always a body — stabbed, drowned, shot — or something more mysterious.

The tiny cans of food in these model rooms, the newspapers printed with barely legible newsprint, the ashtrays

Read more at: http://wwno.org/post/tiny-murderous-world-frances-glessner-lee

Road closed after officer-involved shooting | The Sacramento Bee

Auburn Boulevard was closed Sunday morning after an officer shot and injured a fleeing suspect, law enforcement officials said.

At 2:45 a.m., an officer approached a man and woman standing in the parking lot of the Ranch Motel on Auburn Boulevard, said Citrus Heights Police Department spokesman Lt. Dave Gutierrez in a release.

The officer searched the man, 24-year-old Nickolas Russo. Russo pulled away from the officer and ran away on foot. The officer chased him and fired his weapon an unknown number of times, according to the release. More officers arrived at the scene and found Russo had been shot in the upper torso. He was also in possession of a gun.

Russo was transported to the hospital and is stable condition.

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The officer was not injured and has been placed

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article185525383.html

Officer-involved shooting shuts down Auburn Boulevard

Auburn Boulevard was closed Sunday morning after an officer shot and injured a fleeing suspect, law enforcement officials said.

At 2:45 a.m., an officer approached a man and woman standing in the parking lot of the Ranch Motel on Auburn Boulevard, said Citrus Heights Police Department spokesman Lt. Dave Gutierrez in a release.

The officer searched the man, 24-year-old Nickolas Russo. Russo pulled away from the officer and ran away on foot. The officer chased him and fired his weapon an unknown number of times, according to the release. More officers arrived at the scene and found Russo had been shot in the upper torso. He was also in possession of a gun.

Russo was transported to the hospital and is stable condition.

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The officer was not injured and has been placed

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article185525383.html

The Tiny, Murderous World Of Frances Glessner Lee

How do you learn to solve a crime? Police detectives spend years learning on the job, sifting through evidence in real world crime scenes. But a new show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. explores another approach — it’s called Murder Is Her Hobby, and it showcases the work of one woman who was both a master craftswoman, and a pioneer in the field of forensic crime scene investigation. Her teaching tool? Tiny replica crime scenes.

And at first glance, there’s something undeniably charming about the 19 dioramas on display. That is, of course, until you start to notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood spattered comforter. And there’s always a body — stabbed, drowned, shot — or something more mysterious.

The tiny cans of food in these model rooms, the newspapers printed with barely legible newsprint, the ashtrays

Read more at: http://apr.org/post/tiny-murderous-world-frances-glessner-lee