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(UNDATED) – In recognition of the important role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty, we would like to recognize the scientific and technical professionals that serve our communities in this vital role.
September 17-23, is recognized as the Fourth Annual National Forensic Science Week.
The Indiana State Police Laboratory Division operates four forensic laboratories within the state and provides scientific analysis and evidence collection and security.
The Division prides itself in providing the highest level of service and demonstrates its commitment to quality and efficiency by continued compliance with required accreditation standards of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.
Laboratory offices are located in Indianapolis, Lowell, Fort Wayne and Evansville. Approximately 91 percent of analytical services and 59 percent of crime scene
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The Night Of….
Using IR Imaging to Solve Crimes
An Errant Paint Chip can Mean 25 Years to Life…
Body Heat: A Criminal’s Worst Enemy
The Night Of….
January 3rd 2012 was an evening that started out as a jovial evening among friends, but unfortunately turned into a bloodbath. On that fateful day, three men were enjoying a meal around a fire, at a camping area in Sarasota, Florida, when an argument broke out between two of them. Although witnesses in the area instantly called police, unfortunately they were too late. The suspect, wielding a machete, had fled the scene after murdering his friend.
One witness stayed back, and told his version of the evening. However, to figure out exactly what happened Investigators employed infrared imaging. By examining the blood spatter on the clothing of the victim, witnesses and suspects, as well
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WEST HAVEN Crammed into a University of New Haven-owned residence at 196 Rockdale Road, 36 high school students from across the country put their newly learned forensic skills to the test, trying to figure out what happened at various mock crime scenes.
Crime Scene Investigation Academy is a week-long program that gives high school students the chance to gain hands-on experience in the field of criminal justice and forensic science. The campers spent four days learning about fingerprinting, blood spatter analysis, and crime scene investigation as a whole, and Friday they got a chance to apply the skills.
“We kind of walk them through the whole process of what it takes to process a crime scene. Both from the legal standpoint and the practical, and then we culminate it … with this big [practicum],” said Peter Massey, director of CSI Academy.
The capstone experience is extremely involved as the students not only
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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – High school students got to be forensic scientists for the day at the University of New Haven‘s Crime Scene Investigation Camp.
This is not your typical summer camp. High school students from across the country spent the week learning about forensic science, then applying what they learned on Friday.
“They are very eager to come out and participate because it ties everything together that we’ve done over the last 30 hours or so in the classroom,” said Peter Massey, program coordinator and lecturer for UNH’s forensic science undergraduate program.
Friday was the most exciting day of their week. Students processed two crime scenes at UNH’s Crime Scene House. There were bodies, blood spatter and drugs – all fake. The idea was to make everything look as real as possible. It was very real for the kids.
“I was so excited. I am excited. I’m happy that I
Read more at: http://wtnh.com/2017/07/28/high-school-students-learn-about-forensic-science-at-summer-camp/
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017. 4:18 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Yesterday, the United States Embassy in Belize donated almost $1.4 million worth of vehicles and equipment to the National Forensic Service.
The donation included nine Ford F-150 pick-up trucks equipped with forensic crime scene investigation equipment.
Present at the handing over was Elodio Aragon who stated that the vehicles will be used by the scenes of crime units country-wide to enhance their crime scenes’ processing capabilities, along with other miscellaneous equipment and gear for the forensic firearms unit,
Read more at: https://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2017/07/27/embassy-donates-9-vehicles-national-forensic-service/
Jul 26, 2017
C.S.I. Belize: Equipment and Wheels for Scenes of Crime, Forensic Service
Over a million and a half Belize dollars in forensic equipment was handed over to the Ministry of Home Affairs today. The donation, gifted by the US Embassy, is to assist the National Forensic Science Services in its work to properly analyze evidence handed over by the Scenes of Crime Unit. As a part of the donation, the agency received brand new mobile units that will help them to move easily from crime scenes to base. Andrea Polanco was in Ladyville today; she tells us more about the items that were handed over and how they will be used.
Andrea Polanco, Reporting
These nine, spanking new Ford F-150 customized pick-up trucks fitted with crime scene investigation kits will
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