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Los Alamos Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Driven To Solve Cases

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez is proud of the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Department Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez remembers police officers coming to speak as guests at his high school in Loving and says he found what they had to say about the job intriguing. Even when he studied mechanical engineering at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., law enforcement was always in the back of his mind.

Rodriguez returned to New Mexico after a year and because he was still not old enough to be a police officer, he became a detention officer at the Dona Ana County Detention Center and soon went on to graduate from the Las Cruces Police Department’s Training Academy in 2004.

In 2005, Rodriguez and his wife Darlene moved to Los Alamos where they both

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Stealing Ancient Trees is a Conservation Nightmare. Criminal Forensics Could Help

Northern California’s redwoods tower majestically above the forest floor, protected and cherished by all. All, that is, except tree poachers, who lurk in the shadows waiting to hack into some of the world’s oldest organisms and extract valuable chunks of knotted burl. Theirs is an unlikely prize: a heavy, knotted chunk of rust-red wood, nestled near the base of older trees and reminiscent of a large hornet’s nest. In the right hands, these chunks of ancient wood can prove infinitely valuable.

Burls grow like large, knotted tumors from the base and spine of a tree, but are filled with smooth flesh. That makes them perfect for use in manufacturing tables, mantels, picture frames and souvenirs like salt and pepper shakers. For poachers—often dubbed “midnight burlers”—they’re accessible and surprisingly valuable. Large slabs can fetch thousands of dollars; one furniture manufacturer estimated that a heavy stump with a burl could retail for upwards

Read more at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/stealing-ancient-wood-crime-now-researchers-are-finally-treating-it-such-180964731/

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/

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:

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:

SMHS Criminal Justice team competes in national competition

Stone Memorial High School’s Criminal Justice team recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition in June. The competition was held in Louisville, KY. This is the first time competitors in crime scene investigation from Cumberland County have advanced to the national level of SkillsUSA. The students that competed were Brooke Ritzman, Autumn Begley and Kimberly Fisher. The team represented the state of Tennessee in the Crime Scene Investigation competition. SMHS placed 11th out of 35 teams from all over the United States.

Another notable accomplishment was Tyler Davis, a senior at SMHS, placing fourth in the SkillsUSA State Competition in the Criminal Justice division for the second year in a row.

These accomplishments couldn’t have been obtained without support and training provided by Cumberland County Sheriffs Office, Crossville Police Department, Crossville Cumberland County Crimestoppers, City of Crossville and several other valued supporters. The Stone Memorial High School Criminal Justice Department advisors Kylee

Read more at: http://www.crossville-chronicle.com/community/school_news/smhs-criminal-justice-team-competes-in-national-competition/article_79e7eae6-7622-11e7-ac44-93a6ebd5c500.html

SMHS Criminal Justice team competes in national competition …

Stone Memorial High School’s Criminal Justice team recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition in June. The competition was held in Louisville, KY. This is the first time competitors in crime scene investigation from Cumberland County have advanced to the national level of SkillsUSA. The students that competed were Brooke Ritzman, Autumn Begley and Kimberly Fisher. The team represented the state of Tennessee in the Crime Scene Investigation competition. SMHS placed 11th out of 35 teams from all over the United States.

Another notable accomplishment was Tyler Davis, a senior at SMHS, placing fourth in the SkillsUSA State Competition in the Criminal Justice division for the second year in a row.

These accomplishments couldn’t have been obtained without support and training provided by Cumberland County Sheriffs Office, Crossville Police Department, Crossville Cumberland County Crimestoppers, City of Crossville and several other valued supporters. The Stone Memorial High School Criminal Justice Department advisors Kylee

Read more at: http://www.crossville-chronicle.com/community/school_news/smhs-criminal-justice-team-competes-in-national-competition/article_79e7eae6-7622-11e7-ac44-93a6ebd5c500.html

Reasons To Look Forward To Lee Joon Gi’s Role In Upcoming Drama “Criminal Minds”

Lee Joon Gi will be taking on the lead role of tvN’s “Criminal Minds” as Kim Hyun Joon, a talented crime scene investigator and profiler who works at the NCI. Although his character is sometimes misunderstood due to his tendency to show off and be mischievous, Kim Hyun Joon is a character who cares deeply about his team and possesses a strong sense of justice.

The actor’s role in the drama is attracting a great deal of interest, as this is his first contemporary work in about four years and the drama’s genre is similar to that of “Time Between Dog and Wolf,” a drama that is recognized to be one of Lee Joon Gi’s trademark works. Furthermore, as a widely acknowledged expert at action, fans are also looking forward to what kind of action scenes the actor will pull off for “Criminal Minds.”

Read more at: https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/25/reasons-look-forward-lee-joon-gis-role-upcoming-drama-criminal-minds/

Lee Joon Gi Revealed To Be Learning Magic And Martial Arts To Perfect His Role In tvN’s “Criminal Minds”

Lee Joon Gi is known for giving his all for every role he plays, and his new character in “Criminal Minds” is no different!

Lee Joon Gi is currently busy filming for tvN’s first Wednesday-Thursday drama “Criminal Minds” as the leading man. His character is Kim Hyun Joon, a talented crime scene investigator and profiler who works as an agent of the NCI. Though he likes to show off and is full of mischief, he is also someone who is full of empathy and fights for justice for the victims he meets.

The actor is already known as a true professional who does everything he can to perfect his role, figuring out the fine details of his characters and studying them before cameras roll. For his upcoming role, the first thing he picked up was magic. His script required him to use magic tricks while helping child victims go through

Read more at: https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/17/lee-joon-gi-revealed-learning-magic-martial-arts-perfect-role-tvns-criminal-minds/

Poll: Louisiana residents largely support criminal justice reform proposals

More than half of Louisiana residents don’t think the state’s criminal justice system is fair, and many more say they support efforts to overhaul the system, including shorter sentences for some non-violent offenders, a new poll shows.

Researchers began last week releasing the findings of the 2017 Louisiana Survey, an annual poll on Louisiana residents’ views on various topics. Tuesday’s release is the third of six reports anticipated from the poll.

The Louisiana Survey is based off responses from 1,012 residents in live interviews by cellphone or landline from Feb. 23 to March 23. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.

About 34 percent of respondents said that they agreed with the statement that “Louisiana’s current criminal justice system is fair,” with a sharp divide between how black residents’ answered compared to their white counterparts.

Seven out of 10 black respondents said that they disagreed with the statement, while just four

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_d9c8d13e-18dd-11e7-830a-5f5dc14e8043.html