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John Jay’s Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Programs are Ranked Top in the Country

John Jay’s Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Programs are Ranked Top in the Country

January 2018 – According to CollegeChoice.Net, John Jay College is ranked #1 in best undergraduate degree in criminal justice in the country. Out of 35 public and private institutions, John Jay emerged as the leader in criminology education, making it one of the “absolute best” places for students to pursue a Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science degree.

In a different list compiled by CollegeChoice.Net, John Jay was also recognized for its undergraduate Forensic Science program with a #28 ranking. Academic reputation, retention rates, affordability, and early salaries of graduates were factored into both rankings.

John Jay students who pursue a Criminal Justice BS can expect to “gain a broad, multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional understanding of criminal justice,” according to CollegeChoice. Students who pursue a Bachelor of

Read more at: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/news/john-jay%E2%80%99s-criminal-justice-and-forensic-science-programs-are-ranked-top-country

Beaver native, forensic criminologist to present on cold cases at Geneva College

BEAVER FALLS — Beaver native and forensic criminologist Laura Pettler will be speaking at Geneva College on Thursday on cold case investigations involving domestic violence homicide.

Pettler, a 1997 graduate of Geneva, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Skye Lounge in the student center. The public is invited to her presentation, “The American Cold Case Epidemic: Crime Scene Staging in Domestic Violence Homicide.”

“I hope the community will join me on this special occasion at Geneva, my alma mater, to open discussion about where we are as a country in cold case investigation and how we as citizens can support our law enforcement agencies and families of murdered victims,” Pettler said.

Pettler’s area of expertise is crime scene staging, specifically cases involving domestic violence homicide.

“It is an exciting time for LPA because we are currently in discussion with potential stakeholders about opening a branch of Laura Pettler

Read more at: http://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/20180212/beaver-native-forensic-criminologist-to-present-on-cold-cases-at-geneva-college

‘Major incident’ forensic, police and paramedic exercise passes off successfully

Mon 05 February 2018

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‘Major incident’ forensic, police and paramedic exercise passes off successfully

A series of murders, false trails and a suspect with knowledge of specialist forensic skills meant 80 forensic, police and paramedic students at the University Cumbria faced a real test of their skills as part of a major incident exercise (Feb 1 and 2).

The diverse grounds and buildings of the Ambleside campus were an ideal location to offer the kind of testing conditions students will face when they graduate and join the professional services.

“The fact that we can bring together all disciplines means we can offer real inter-professional learning,” Ashleigh Hunt, senior lecturer in forensic and investigate science, said.

Read more at: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/major-incident-forensic-police-and-paramedic-exercise-passes-off-successfully-.php

CSI effect is a myth: forensic detective series do not make criminals better at crime

Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first penned the exploits of Sherlock Holmes in 1887, the justice profession has despaired that revealing the art of the detective could only help criminals evade capture.

Similarly, when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation launched in 2000, detailing the forensic techniques of the Las Vegas Police Department, social commentators warned it gave miscreants the means of, literally, getting away with murder.

Even Lord Leveson warned of the ‘CSI Effect’ claiming it created unrealistic expectations of forensic services which helped criminals escape a guilty verdict if crime scene evidence was inconclusive.

But now a research project has proved that the phenomenon does not exist.

A team of psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, trawled police databases, interviewed criminals and carried out crime-scene experiments and concluded the ‘CSI Effect’ is simply a myth.

“We can now dispel certain of the myths that have been coursing through the

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/01/05/csi-effect-myth-forensic-detective-series-do-not-make-criminals/

CSI effect is a myth: forensic detective series do not make criminals …

Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first penned the exploits of Sherlock Holmes in 1887, the justice profession has despaired that revealing the art of the detective could only help criminals evade capture.

Similarly, when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation launched in 2000, detailing the forensic techniques of the Las Vegas Police Department, social commentators warned it gave miscreants the means of, literally, getting away with murder.

Even Lord Leveson warned of the ‘CSI Effect’ claiming it created unrealistic expectations of forensic services which helped criminals escape a guilty verdict if crime scene evidence was inconclusive.

But now a research project has proved that the phenomenon does not exist.

A team of psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, trawled police databases, interviewed criminals and carried out crime-scene experiments and concluded the ‘CSI Effect’ is simply a myth.

“We can now dispel certain of the myths that have been coursing through the

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/01/05/csi-effect-myth-forensic-detective-series-do-not-make-criminals/

How the next generation of forensic scientists are being trained in Preston

Hidden away inside a shabby row of terraced houses in Preston are the scenes of multiple brutal crimes.

But these crimes scenes are not all they appear, and the staged scenes are in fact used to teach students from across the world cutting-edge forensic science techniques.

Photo Neil CrossThe UCLan forensic house and labKristina Mavrangelidou

Photo Neil CrossThe UCLan forensic house and labKristina Mavrangelidou

Deryck Sharples, course leader in Forensic and Applied Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire, is proud of the resource which has helped to train some of the country’s finest forensic scientists since 2001.

He said: “The Forensic Science and Criminology course launched in 2000 and students genuinely love it. Being able to teach the practical elements in this way is just one of the things that sets us apart.

Read more at: https://www.lep.co.uk/news/crime/how-the-next-generation-of-forensic-scientists-are-being-trained-in-preston-1-8936372

10 Great ‘Forensic Files’ Episodes and How to Find Them on Netflix

Where to Stream:

Forensic Files


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Why watch a true-crime series that stopped production in 2011?

Well, first of all, because everyone else does. Forensic Files is shown in syndication on TV in 142 countries and on YouTube. HLN has six-hour marathons.

The series stays fresh because it never uses pre-commercial teasers or the other repetition that shows like Dateline and 48 Hours employ to pad themselves into an hour or more. And there’s no Keith Morrison or Erin Moriarty prodding murder victims’ moms and dads to melt down on camera. Instead, the docuseries uses a half-hour unsensationalized whodunit format with off-camera narration by the late Peter Thomas. (He and Don “In a World” LaFontaine are considered the greatest male voice artists of their generation.)

Now, thanks

Read more at: https://decider.com/2017/11/28/10-great-forensic-files-episodes-and-how-to-find-them-on-netflix/

CSI UIndy: School to use vacant house for forensic studies lab

Neighbors of a vacant, two-story residence near the University of Indianapolis campus shouldn’t be alarmed if they start to see crime-scene tape strung around the property.

They can rest easy, knowing the house near the southeast corner of East Hanna Avenue and Shelby Street is set to become a criminal justice education lab. The lab is a partnership between the university and the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency.

“We’re always struggling for places to train, so this benefit is huge for us,” said Michael Medler, the city’s director of forensic services. “You just can’t do it anywhere.”

Students enrolled in UIndy’s criminal justice program will benefit as well, by experiencing mock crime scenes in a realistic setting instead of a classroom.

The home, owned by UIndy, sits at 4018 Bowman Ave. and most recently had been used to house visiting professors from China. Its stone’s-throw proximity to the campus is one of its major

Read more at: https://www.ibj.com/articles/66450-csi-uindy-school-uses-vacant-home-for-forensic-studies

Spring Hill High hosts student Forensic Sciences Competition

SPRING HILL Scenes of murder, domestic violence and arrests took place at the Northfield Workforce Development Conference Center on Wednesday, but, thankfully, it was all just a drill.

The future law enforcement agents put their knowledge of criminal justice to the test here in Maury County for Spring Hill High School’s annual Forensic Sciences Competition.

In the two-day event, the high school students from 18 schools worked in teams, competing in activities related to law enforcement.

They were tested on their ability to investigate a mock crime scene, using the same standards and procedures employed by law enforcement including examining an object for fingerprints and recording those prints, conducting roadside sobriety tests, making a traffic stop with an armed felon, responding to a domestic assault call and holding appellate court.

“It gives them a lot of leadership,” Spring Hill High School’s criminal justice instructor

Read more at: http://www.columbiadailyherald.com/news/20171108/spring-hill-high-hosts-student-forensic-sciences-competition

FoxFury Announces CS Eye™ Glasses for Forensic / CSI Use

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – FoxFury® Lighting Solutions announces the release of its CS Eyeâ„¢ Glasses for forensics. These glasses feature a lightweight frame and the ability to remove and interchange lenses to create a single color or a dichroic (two different color) configuration. Models are available with yellow, orange or red lenses with the user needing to purchase multiple units for use in the dichroic option.

Speed up forensic search time by using the dichoric (2 color) option available with the FoxFury CSâ„¢ Eye Glasses. Simply purchase Red, Orange or Yellow glasses, then interchange the lenses with the colors needed.

Goggles / glasses

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