Point of View
Why Do A Study When I Could Just Tell You?
The value of social science–forensic science partnerships
The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) has established a framework of standards to improve forensic science programs.
The Case for a Professional Doctorate in Forensic Science
In order that research be carried out in forensic science, it is essential that there is research degree provision, particularly up to and including doctoral level, for the profession.
Taking the Crime Scene to the Scientists
Forensic scientists need a dose of yearly education in order to stay informed on modern forensic science. Ideally, hands-on experience along with well-designed lectures would comprise the total learning experience.
Delivering Blended Learning to Trace Evidence Examiners
We have found that using a “blended learning” approach, one that augments classroom training with distance learning from the student’s lab, works well for our students.
The New Eyewitness
Forensic DNA Phenotyping—predicting a person’s appearance by analyzing crime scene samples with suitable DNA markers—is a nascent science. But the potential exists. The scientific work just needs to be done.
Being “Scared Safer” is the positive effect of hearing an accident story. It’s the desired result.
Spend More Time at the Scene: Spend Less Time on the Stand
Crime scene processing requires a methodical approach each and every time and deviating from this can have negative consequences.
Seventeen months, Seventeen resolved cases
The National Missing and Unidentified Person System (www.namus.gov) has aided in solving an average of a case per month since its launch in January 2009.
Time to Sell the Farm
It’s time to retire usage of the vernacular term “Body Farm.” The term “Body Farm” is misleading and unhelpful.