Posts by jgingo

Fingerprints Aren’t Foolproof

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Slider Post | 0 comments

Fingerprints Aren’t Foolproof

In movies and on television, once a fingerprint has been discovered at the crime scene, it’s only a matter of time until the criminal is caught. A fingerprint seems to be the most damning piece of evidence that can be used against an individual. Real-life forensic scientists will tell you, however, that while each person does have unique fingerprints, matching them can be difficult, even for experts. Although fingerprints are distinct among individuals, their patterns are so intricate and variable that it takes a well-trained eye to recognize a match. Computer technology has made this...

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Bullets Aren’t Foolproof

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Slider Post | 0 comments

Bullets Aren’t Foolproof

As with fingerprints, ballistics and bullet markings are not easily matched. The barrel of each gun has its own unique grooves and surfaces, creating a distinct imprint that acts as the “fingerprint” of the gun. As the bullets shoot out of the gun, they fly through the barrel and are marked by that imprint. While this ballistics theory is sound, the process of actually finding a match for the gun and bullet has no strong statistical formula behind it. When you consider the fact that a bullet can be damaged upon impact, finding a matching pattern becomes even more difficult. Although...

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Forensic Science Wasn’t Invented by Scientists

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Slider Post | 0 comments

Forensic Science Wasn’t Invented by Scientists

Although its methods are highly scientific, forensic science owes its beginnings to cops who relied heavily on observation and common sense. Police officers using fingerprints to identify culprits led to forensic science as we know it today. The most impressive advances, such as DNA testing and UV light screening, came into the picture much later, when technology was more advanced. The practicality of investigators in the past is responsible for modern scientific forensic methods.

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Training

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

Training

Attorney training (Continuing Legal Education or CLE) Courtroom Testimony training for forensic scientists, evidence professional, forensic nurses, etc. Forensic science training (crime scene processing, photography, questioned documents, drunk driving, etc.)

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