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How spectrometers can aid crime scene investigations

Science and technology play a major role in the current criminal justice system. From crime scene to investigation to trial, police departments use an array of technology-based scientific processes for evidence collection and handling.

Today’s juries, brought up on a TV diet of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Law Order,” expect to see detailed forensic evidence presented during a trial. While forensic technologies have traditionally been expensive and something few law enforcement agencies could include in annual budgets, the good news is that access to forensic tools such as spectrometry technology is improving.

Identifying unknown substances

On a daily basis, police agencies encounter unknown substances that require quick and accurate identification. (Photo/NIJ)
On a daily basis, police agencies encounter unknown substances that require quick and accurate identification. (Photo/NIJ)

On a daily basis, police agencies encounter unknown substances that require quick and accurate identification. Current identification methods

Read more at: https://www.policeone.com/police-products/crime-scene-investigation/articles/421505006-How-spectrometers-can-aid-crime-scene-investigations/

UPDATE: MSP investigators on scene of death

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities are trying to piece together events that left a man dead in a Garfield Township home.

Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said deputies responded to King’s Court early Wednesday morning after a caller indicated there was an unresponsive man at a trailer on David Place. They entered, found who they believe to be a 48-year-old man dead with “obvious injuries,” he said.

Alger said deputies requested a Michigan State Police crime scene investigation because of witness statements about how the death occurred and the “nature” of the man’s body. He declined to elaborate on the extent of the injuries and said the man has yet to be identified because of the “positioning” of his body.

“The officers noticed there was obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger added.

A 23-year-old Traverse City man — who deputies believe was at the man’s home on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning

Read more at: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/update-msp-investigators-on-scene-of-death/article_075d0e87-bcf5-50b5-99f3-2eca48991ad5.html

Job of Ajman crime scene investigator is a far cry from Hollywood shows

Crime TV shows such as CSI and Law and Order portray a glitzy side of detective work that is great for the small screen but often they don’t reflect the harsh reality of the job for those who do it away from rolling cameras.

While crime scene investigators say their jobs are important and interesting, it can also be traumatic and consuming, and not many people have to see the things they see going to work each day.

“We finish office hours but can be called in to attend to a crime scene at any time during the day,” said Emirati captain Mohammed Abdullah, a crime scene supervisor at Ajman Police CSI whose role is to oversees the evidence-gathering process.

“There are so many challenges, from the images we see to the effects of the things we see. For example, the odour of a dead body finds its way to our skin despite

Read more at: https://www.thenational.ae/uae/job-of-ajman-crime-scene-investigator-is-a-far-cry-from-hollywood-shows-1.626784

Realistic south Cumbria crime scene exercise in running for national recognition

SCOURING for evidence, analysing forensics and responding to emergency situations, students at the University of Cumbria are given a truly authentic experience when it comes to crime scene investigation training.

Now, that experience has seen the institution’s Major Incident team shortlisted for a prestigious Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). The accolade recognises outstanding contributions to teaching by teams from higher education providers.

The team reached the finals for the award with its annual mock crime scene investigation scenario, staged at the university’s Ambleside campus in real time over three days. Uniting members of the university’s Forensic Science, Policing and Paramedic Practice departments, it delivers a highly realistic scenario unique to the university which helps students develop the skills required to work in their prospective professions.

Students play their respective roles in a major incident – from crime scene investigators to forensic scientists, paramedics and police officers alongside serving professionals and trained

Read more at: http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/lakes/Realistic-south-Cumbria-crime-scene-exercise-in-running-for-national-recognition-da21c02d-c0f4-473b-a3a9-0fbe46cc5c41-ds

New lab preps crime scene investigators

Fake maggots. Synthetic blood. Fingerprinting powder.

These are just a few of the supplies in Indiana University Kokomo’s newest lab — the crime lab – which gives students a chance to learn how to protect and process a crime scene.

“We believe this is how our students can hone their skills before they get to the job market. It will make them more prepared and more marketable,” said Kelly Fisher, lecturer in criminal justice and homeland security. “There are a lot of things this regional campus offers that makes our students stand out, like this crime lab.”

The lab, installed just weeks before fall semester, is one of three college crime labs in Indiana. Possible careers with this experience include police officer or detective, attorney or judge, crime lab analyst, or crime scene investigator.

And, it’s not just for those interested in forensics — it can benefit students interested in social work, nursing, science, and other

Read more at: http://kokomoperspective.com/kp/news/new-lab-preps-crime-scene-investigators/article_2afccb92-8840-11e7-be3b-cbdb3b19900a.html

Two to replace one as Fayetteville Police crime scene technicians … – Northwest Arkansas Democrat

FAYETTEVILLE — Police are searching for two full-time crime scene technicians, splitting the work done by one man for 16 years.

John Brooks filled the position since the job’s creation in 2001. He retired in May.

About the job

The full job requirements and application for crime scene technician can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov under the Jobs Careers icon on the left. Anyone with questions regarding the position can call (479) 587-3520 and ask for a CID supervisor. Anyone with questions regarding the application process can call human resources at (479) 575-8278.

Source: Staff report

Investigations Capt. William Brown said the biggest reasons to split the position were the money could be found in the budget and to allow for on-call rotation, which Brooks said would give much-needed time off to the future technicians.

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Two to replace one as Fayetteville Police crime scene technicians – Northwest Arkansas Democrat

FAYETTEVILLE — Police are searching for two full-time crime scene technicians, splitting the work done by one man for 16 years.

John Brooks filled the position since the job’s creation in 2001. He retired in May.

About the job

The full job requirements and application for crime scene technician can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov under the Jobs Careers icon on the left. Anyone with questions regarding the position can call (479) 587-3520 and ask for a CID supervisor. Anyone with questions regarding the application process can call human resources at (479) 575-8278.

Source: Staff report

Investigations Capt. William Brown said the biggest reasons to split the position were the money could be found in the budget and to allow for on-call rotation, which Brooks said would give much-needed time off to the future technicians.

The job is a demanding one. Technicians are

Read more at: http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2017/aug/26/two-to-replace-one-as-fayetteville-poli/

New lab preps crime scene investigators

KOKOMO, Ind. — Fake maggots. Synthetic blood. Fingerprinting powder.


View more photos from the new lab.

These are just a few of the supplies in Indiana University Kokomo’s newest lab — the crime lab – which gives students a chance to learn how to protect and process a crime scene.

“We believe this is how our students can hone their skills before they get to the job market. It will make them more prepared and more marketable,” said Kelly Fisher, lecturer in criminal justice and homeland security. “There are a lot of things this regional campus offers that makes our students stand out, like this crime lab.”

The lab, installed just weeks before fall semester, is one of three college crime labs in Indiana. Possible careers with this

Read more at: http://newsroom.iuk.edu/articles/2017/08-aug/new-lab-preps-crime-scene-investigators%20.php

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/