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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.

8 of TV’s most complex shared universes, ranked – from DC superheroes to the Whoniverse

There was also Wings, another NBC sitcom that ran for eight seasons from 1990 to 1997. Created and produced by Cheers veterans David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee, it would also feature guest appearances from Cheers characters – including Frasier.

Frasier also appeared in an The John Larroquette Show in 1995, and Cheers crossed over with the medical drama St. Elsewhere in 1985. More on that later…

4. The CSI universe

7 TV series

This first part is pretty straightforward: the CSI franchise counted four series among its ranks, across a period of 16 years. There was the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015), David Caruso hamming it up on CSI: Miami (2002-2012), Gary Sinise furrowing his brow on CSI: NY (2004-2013) and finally Patricia Arquette tackling tech terror in CSI: Cyber (2015-2016).

But there’s also William Petersen’s appearance as CSI‘s

Read more at: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/feature/a831780/tv-shared-universes/

Campers learn facets of law enforcement

In a second-floor classroom of Seminary Hall at Northeastern State University, a few inquisitive minds are considering a life of crime fighting.

During a summer youth camp offered through NSU Continuing Education, the kids are dipping their toes into a multi-faceted pool of careers that includes police departments, sheriffs’ offices, forensics, district attorneys’ offices, corrections, probations and parole, ethics activity and victims advocacy.

All are topics to be discussed with experts during the Criminal Justice Camp, running through Thursday.

“Last year, we did a week-long mock crime,” said Haley Stocks, camp director. “This year, we’ve broken it down so that each day they have a crime to solve. Instead of one big story, they now get exposure to multiple miniature scenarios.”

The Criminal Justice Camp has six campers this year. They are high school students, and some are traveling a distance this week to attend.

“This has been a lot of fun, and my favorite

Read more at: http://www.tahlequahdailypress.com/news/campers-learn-facets-of-law-enforcement/article_c5d9d24e-aaf9-5296-b73d-e1c9b84b0955.html

Punta Gorda Police Chief on Trial for Citizen’s Academy Shooting

Testimony resumes Tuesday morning in the trial of suspended Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis. He’s charged with culpable negligence in the shooting death of 73-year-old Mary Knowlton during a shoot/don’t shoot scenario last August at Punta Gorda police headquarters.

During the first day of testimony, the prosecution called three citizens who witnessed the shooting, three  Punta Gorda police officers who were there, including the current interim chief, Jason Ciaschini, and a Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime scene technician who collected evidence on the night of the shooting. They also called Gary Knowlton, whose was there when his wife, Mary, was accidentally shot and killed.

In the prosecution’s opening statement, Assistant State Attorney Stephanie Russell focused on their

Read more at: http://news.wgcu.org/post/punta-gorda-police-chief-trial-citizen-s-academy-shooting-0

UCR Today: UCR Extension Offers Free Lectures in CSI Topics

UCR Extension Offers Free Lectures in CSI Topics

“Evenings with the Experts” series highlights various contributors to the investigative process

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RIVERSIDE, California (www.ucr.edu) — Each summer, investigators and other public safety specialists join forces with UCR Extension’s science, law, and humanities department to share their expertise and experience in various topics within the

Read more at: https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/48065

UCR Extension Offers Free Lectures in CSI Topics

UCR Extension Offers Free Lectures in CSI Topics

“Evenings with the Experts” series highlights various contributors to the investigative process

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RIVERSIDE, California (www.ucr.edu) — Each summer, investigators and other public safety specialists join forces with UCR Extension’s science, law, and humanities department to share their expertise and experience in various topics within the

Read more at: https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/48065

Keeping the Opioid Crisis Out Of Schools Starts with Early Education

The opioid crisis has a firm grip on the well-being of  Americans and drug-related overdoses now account for the leading cause of death among adults under the age of 50. It’s a startling statistic and one that has sadly led to numerous headlines of parents overdosing with children present.

Opioid abuse isn’t limited to adults of course and is a growing problem in schools, both in small towns and large cities all across the United States. The prescription drugs which fall under the opioid umbrella —  hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone — generally lead abusers to turn to heroin once the prescription runs out. Going beyond the “Just Say No” campaign of the 1980s, educators and lawmakers are working to combat the growing use of these drugs at all age levels, from elementary up through college.

Rebecca King, a school nurse in Delaware’s New Castle School District believes children need

Read more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/keeping-opioid-crisis-out-schools-starts-early-education-120305787

15-year-old driver crashes into SUV, telephone pole in Bacliff, authorities say

BACLIFF, Texas – A 15-year-old driver crashed a Jeep into an SUV and a telephone pole in Bacliff Sunday, authorities say.

The crash happened on 8th Street at Avenue B.

The Galveston County Sheriff said a teen believed to be 15 years old was driving the Jeep that struck a white SUV.

The teen driving the Jeep and driver of SUV were taken by ambulance to an area hospital. Sheriff Henry Trochesset said it did not appear the injuries were life-threatening.

Because the accident involved a possible unlicensed minor driving, the sheriff’s office puts out its full crime scene investigation unit for full accident mapping, the sheriff said.

The driver of the SUV was taken to UTMB in Galveston with a broken clavicle. We are working to confirm the conditions and severity of injuries of others involved.
 

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What’s on TV Sunday: Season Premieres of ‘Preacher’ and ‘Power’

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Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga in “Preacher.”

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“Preacher” is back with a vengeance as its stars hit the road in search of God. And the season premiere of “Power” finds Ghost behind bars at the hand of his former love.

What’s on TV

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/25/arts/television/whats-on-tv-sunday-season-premieres-of-preacher-and-power.html

Suspicious death investigated at 13th and S streets in Sacramento …

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a suspicious death Saturday afternoon at 13th and S streets.

Police Sgt. Bryce Heinlein said a report of an “unresponsive white male” came in about 2 p.m., and officers arriving on the scene found a man believed to be between 50 to 60 years of age with signs of body trauma. The body was found on the sidewalk on S Street, between 13th and 14th streets. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heinlein said investigators are still trying to ascertain the cause of the trauma.

Homicide detectives and the department’s Crime Scene Investigation unit were on the scene, with S Street closed between 13th and 14th streets.

That portion of S Street will be closed for several hours during the homicide investigation, Heinlein said.

Heinlein said investigators believe the deceased was a “transient,” and added, “It’s really early at this point. It’s going to take some time

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article158077959.html

Suspicious death investigated at 13th and S streets in Sacramento

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a suspicious death Saturday afternoon at 13th and S streets.

Police Sgt. Bryce Heinlein said a report of an “unresponsive white male” came in about 2 p.m., and officers arriving on the scene found a man believed to be between 50 to 60 years of age with signs of body trauma. The body was found on the sidewalk on S Street, between 13th and 14th streets. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Heinlein said investigators are still trying to ascertain the cause of the trauma.

Homicide detectives and the department’s Crime Scene Investigation unit were on the scene, with S Street closed between 13th and 14th streets.

That portion of S Street will be closed for several hours during the homicide investigation, Heinlein said.

Heinlein said investigators believe the deceased was a “transient,” and added, “It’s really early at this point. It’s going to take some time

Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article158077959.html