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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.

PH develops crime scene investigation training course with US …

The United States Embassy in Manila said it has sponsored six Filipino maritime law enforcement experts to attend a curriculum development workshop on underwater crime scene investigation training in San Diego, California, from July 17 to 20, 2017.

“The workshop is part of a larger P25 million U.S. government initiative to strengthen underwater crime scene investigation training programs for Philippine maritime law enforcement agencies, through partnership with the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL),” the US Embassy said.

The Filipino maritime experts were from Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and the Philippine National Police Maritime Group.

They met with U.S. counterparts, including representatives from

Read more at: https://www.update.ph/2017/07/ph-develops-crime-scene-investigation-training-course-with-us/19420

PH develops crime scene investigation training course with US

The United States Embassy in Manila said it has sponsored six Filipino maritime law enforcement experts to attend a curriculum development workshop on underwater crime scene investigation training in San Diego, California, from July 17 to 20, 2017.

“The workshop is part of a larger P25 million U.S. government initiative to strengthen underwater crime scene investigation training programs for Philippine maritime law enforcement agencies, through partnership with the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL),” the US Embassy said.

The Filipino maritime experts were from Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and the Philippine National Police Maritime Group.

They met with U.S. counterparts, including representatives from

Read more at: https://www.update.ph/2017/07/ph-develops-crime-scene-investigation-training-course-with-us/19420

Boulder police arrest suspect in 2 beatings; 1 victim suffers ‘grave …


James Craig Dobson

Boulder police arrested a homeless man on suspicion of attempted murder and assault after they say he beat two men four hours apart late Monday and early Tuesday — leaving one victim hospitalized in critical condition.

James Craig Dobson, 56, was booked into the Boulder County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and first-, second- and third-degree assault.

Police initially were dispatched to the corner of 27th Way and Baseline Road at 10:30 p.m. Monday on a report of a 50-year-old man who had been attacked and sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

That man was transported to Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital,

Read more at: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_31165773/boulder-crime-scene-investigation-shuts-down-u-s

Boulder police arrest suspect in 2 beatings; 1 victim suffers ‘grave injuries’


James Craig Dobson

Boulder police arrested a homeless man on suspicion of attempted murder and assault after they say he beat two men four hours apart late Monday and early Tuesday — leaving one victim hospitalized in critical condition.

James Craig Dobson, 56, was booked into the Boulder County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and first-, second- and third-degree assault.

Police initially were dispatched to the corner of 27th Way and Baseline Road at 10:30 p.m. Monday on a report of a 50-year-old man who had been attacked and sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

That man was transported to Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital,

Read more at: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_31165773/boulder-crime-scene-investigation-shuts-down-u-s

Police: Shooting incidents might be linked

Police are investigating whether two shooting incidents that happened just minutes apart on Monday afternoon are connected.

Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to the 4100 block of High Street on a report that there was a residence that had been shot at, Logansport Police Department Det. Brad Miller said. Upon arrival, officers found two occupants inside the house. Neither were hurt, Miller said.

Officers then contacted Indiana State Police’s crime scene investigator, who later processed and secured the scene.

Around the same time, LPD officers were also dispatched to the first block of 18th Street in reference to a suicidal person, Miller said. When they arrived at the scene, Miller said officers heard what they believed to be a gunshot behind the residence. Miller also said that as officers rounded the residence, they observed an unidentified male take his own life.

ISP was called in to secure that scene as well, and

Read more at: http://www.pharostribune.com/news/local_news/article_6c377707-158c-5683-b213-8b9308c5897f.html

What The Tensing Trial Sidebar Conversations Reveal

Court documents unsealed this week reveal some of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ conversations that took part during Ray Tensing’s second trial. More documents are expected soon detailing in-chamber discussions, too.

Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose. Two juries failed to reach verdicts and the charges were dismissed Monday. A federal civil rights violation investigation continues.

Transcripts of the sidebar conversations tell what was discussed at various points during the trial when Judge Leslie Ghiz met with assistant prosecutors Seth Tieger and Stacey DeGraffenreid and defense attorney Stew Mathews.

The first documents show the prosecution was concerned about the number of African-Americans the defense was dismissing during jury selection. Twice prosecutors requested Mathews give race-neutral reasons citing Batson v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court decision that says one can’t use a peremptory challenge (a challenge where no reason is needed) to exclude a potential juror based

Read more at: http://wvxu.org/post/what-tensing-trial-sidebar-conversations-reveal

Boulder police locate person of interest in assault that left victim with ‘grave’ injuries


James Craig Dobson

Boulder police are interviewing a person of interest after a 43-year-old homeless man suffered “grave injuries” in an overnight assault at the corner of 27th Way and Baseline Road.

Boulder police were called out at 2:30 a.m. today on a report of an aggravated assault. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from what they characterized as “grave” injuries. 

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to the Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital for treatment.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses and identified James Craig Dobson, 56, as a “person of interest” in the case. Police initially did not know where Dobson was, but said

Read more at: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_31165773/boulder-crime-scene-investigation-shuts-down-u-s

Brown County Sheriff’s Office seeks recruits for Citizen’s Academy

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is looking for recruits for the Citizen’s Academy.

The course, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, Sept. 14, lasts 10 weeks.

Topics include Crime Scene Investigation, S.W.A.T., firearms training, and Vehicle Accident Investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office says the goal is “to give the community it serves a better understanding of law enforcement operations and procedures.”

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be a Brown County resident or work within the county.

Classes will run Thursdays from 6:30 p.m to 9 p.m.

Click here for the application.

Read more at: http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Brown-County-Sheriffs-Office-seeks-recruits-for-Citizens-Academy-436539453.html