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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.

Caleb Bailey death inquiry ongoing – The Banner

Several days after the body of a Reelsville man was discovered on a rural Putnam County Road, law enforcement agencies continue their investigation.

An autopsy of the body of 24-year-old Caleb Bailey was completed on Friday by medical examiner Dr. Roland Kohr at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

A cause of death will not be determined until lab results are returned.

Additionally, officers continue to look into other aspects of the case, Putnam County Sheriff Scott Stockton told the Banner Graphic.

Baileys body was found in the road in the area of county road 525 West and 1100 South, about a quarter mile south of Intestate 70. The call to Putnam County Dispatch around 2 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriffs department confirmed that Bailey had been fishing with a friend in the area late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

Besides interviews with Baileys unidentified fishing companion and other potential witnesses, police are also investigating a

Read more at: http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/2437358.html

Family thinks ex-boyfriend shot Cheektowaga homicide victim …

Family members gather at the scene of a homicide on Sierra Drive, August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Family members gather at the scene of a homicide on Sierra Drive, August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit was at the scene of a homicide Monday morning and family members think the victim’s ex-boyfriend was the shooter.

Assistant Chief of Police Jim Speyer says a woman in her 30’s was found dead inside 33 Sierra Drive off Cedargrove Circle of an apparent gunshot wound.

“Approximately at 8 o’clock this morning we got a call from a frantic neighbor who stated they believe somebody nearby here, next door, died from an apparent homicide,” said Assistant Chief Speyer.

Police officers arrived and found the victim.

Read more at: http://cheektowagachronicle.com/police-investigating-death-sierra-drive/

Police investigating homicide on Sierra Drive

Cheektowaga Police are investigating a homicide on Sierra Drive, August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Cheektowaga Police are investigating a homicide on Sierra Drive, August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Police Department is currently conducting a homicide investigating on Sierra Drive.

Assistant Chief of Police Jim Speyer says a woman in her 30’s was found dead inside 33 Sierra Drive off Cedargrove Circle of an apparent gunshot wound.

Family members gather at the scene of a homicide on Sierra Drive, August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Family members gather at the scene of a homicide on Sierra Drive, August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

“Approximately at 8 o’clock this morning we got a call

Read more at: http://cheektowagachronicle.com/police-investigating-death-sierra-drive/

House of fingerprints displays the fine art of solving mystery

Vinayak Garode is hard at work at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) office in Pune, poring over fingerprints with the help of a linen tester, a pocket-size magnifier considered a must for any crime-scene investigator. A theft has taken place at a home in Koregaon division of Satara district and he is trying to zero in on the culprit by scanning the fingerprints of probable suspects.One of the suspects has stolen Rs 1.61lakh kept in a drawer.

Garode studies the photographs of the fingerprints found on the drawer closely and finds that they match with the fingerprints of one of the suspects. Helping in his work is another device: a table lamp with a magnifying glass, which aids in observing small objects on a bigger scale.

“There is not an iota of doubt that he is the culprit,” says Garode,

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/house-of-fingerprints-displays-the-fine-art-of-solving-mystery/articleshow/60157670.cms

Police on scene of emergency at Kentwood restaurant | WOODTV.com

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — An investigation is underway after two people were assaulted at Moe’s Southwest Grill in Kentwood Sunday morning.

The assault happened just before 11:40 a.m. inside the restaurant, which is in a strip mall on the northwest corner of the East Beltline and 28th Street near the Woodland Mall.

Kentwood, Moe's Southwest Grill, assault
A sign on the door of Moe’s Southwest Grill in Kentwood after an assault on Aug. 20, 2017.

The Kentwood Police Department said the victims were attacked with “a cutting instrument,” but Sgt. Ryan VanderVeen wasn’t sure about describing the injuries as stab wounds.

The victims’ injuries are not considered life-threatening. A man in his 40s was hospitalized and a woman in her 30s was treated on the scene.

A Trigo Southwest Grill LLC spokesperson told 24 Hour News 8 over the phone Sunday afternoon that one of the victims

Read more at: http://woodtv.com/2017/08/20/police-on-scene-of-emergency-at-kentwood-restaurant/

Police on scene of emergency at Kentwood restaurant

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — An investigation is underway after two people were assaulted at Moe’s Southwest Grill in Kentwood Sunday morning.

The assault happened just before 11:40 a.m. inside the restaurant, which is in a strip mall on the northwest corner of the East Beltline and 28th Street near the Woodland Mall.

Kentwood Police Department Sgt. Ryan VanderVeen said the victims were injured with a “cutting instrument,” but wasn’t sure about describing the injuries as “stab” wounds. The injuries are not considered life-threatening. One person was hospitalized and the other was treated on the scene.

VanderVeen would not say whether the victims were customers at the restaurant. He did say they know the suspect, who police were still looking for as of about 1:30 p.m. The sergeant declined to provide many details about the suspect.

There was not believed to be any danger to the public.

Four Kentwood police cruisers and a Kent County Sheriff’s Department cruiser remained

Read more at: http://woodtv.com/2017/08/20/police-on-scene-of-emergency-at-kentwood-restaurant/

DMACC Adds CSI Certification To Criminal Justice Program

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has added a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) certificate to their Criminal Justice Program. According to instructor, Danielle Galien, DMACC is working to prepare students for an exciting, fast-paced and highly technical career that is becoming more in demand as technological advancements bring an increased reliance on forensic science technicians. The DMACC Criminal Justice program is 20 credits of hands-on courses such as forensic photography, impressions, bloodstains and effective courtroom testimony, with classes taught by industry veterans. To learn more about the newly added certificate program, follow the instructions below.

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To learn more about DMACC CSI Certificate:

          Email Danielle Galien: dgalien@dmac.edu

          Log on to: https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/criminaljustice/Pages/crime-scene-investigation.aspx

Read more at: http://www.1380kcim.com/news/2017/dmacc-adds-csi-certification-to-criminal-justice-program/

Spinoso Masters Scholarship awards $30000 for higher education

John and Vivian Spinoso (from left) are pictured with scholarship recipients Anna Stiker and Carlie Hayes. Not pictured are Rachael Pazsotta and Kelsey Rodgers.

The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently named the 2017 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients. Four students will receive a total of $30,000 to use toward Master’s level education. The award winners are Carlie Hayes, Rachael Pazsotta, Kelsey Rodgers and Anna Stiker.

To receive a Spinoso Masters Scholarship, individuals must be graduates of a high school located in DeKalb County and enrolled in a post-undergraduate institution working toward a master’s or higher degree in any field of study.

Carlie Hayes is a graduate of DeKalb High School and is pursuing a master’s degree in Crime Scene Investigation at George Washington University. Rachael Pazsotta is a graduate of DHS and is pursuing a Master of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Southern California.

Kelsey Rodgers also is

Read more at: http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2017/08/11/spinoso-masters-scholarship-awards-30-000-for-higher-education/asnwfxz/

Youth Academy offers teens lessons in criminal justice system | The …

Sacramento County high school students interested in learning about the criminal justice system are invited to apply for the third annual Youth Academy.

The program is presented by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department; Sacramento County Probation Department; and the Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove and Galt police departments.

Topics will include the anatomy of a criminal case, race as a factor in the criminal justice system, use of force, gun violence, gangs, dating violence, human trafficking, marijuana, crime scene investigation and evidence, and distracted driving, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. A career fair will be held at graduation.

The evening classes will be held twice a month at four locations throughout the county:

Youth Academy offers teens insight into criminal justice system

Sacramento County high school students interested in learning about the criminal justice system are invited to apply for the third annual Youth Academy.

The program is presented by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department; Sacramento County Probation Department; and the Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove and Galt police departments.

Topics will include the anatomy of a criminal case, race as a factor in the criminal justice system, use of force, gun violence, gangs, dating violence, human trafficking, marijuana, crime scene investigation and evidence, and distracted driving, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. A career fair will be held at graduation.

The evening classes will be held twice a month at four locations throughout the county: