Crime Scene Investigator (CSI), Criminalist, Forensic Scientist…What’s the Difference?

Although popular television shows and films have made great strides in making the public interested in how science can help solve crimes, it is fair to say they are not completely accurate. The popular television show CSI has its agents going to …


One of Modern History’s First Forensic Experts

Forensic science existed long before there were television shows like CSI and Dexter and the age of DNA testing. In fact, it has existed since ancient times. Investigation Discovery Channel’s forensics timeline begins with the first recorded autopsy being performed …


Should I Take a Forensic Science Degree?

If you are naturally curious, are well versed in science and technology, want to help solve crimes and believe in true justice, then forensic science may just be the degree you’re looking for. A career as a forensic scientist is …


Dying Declarations – When Victims Help Solve their own Murder Cases

After Casey Jones was shot, he tried to seek help by knocking on a neighbor’s door in San Bernardino, reported the Rome News-Tribune in April 1979. There was no answer so instead he dipped his finger in his own blood …


Forensic Science is Constantly Evolving

Forensic science involves analyzing evidence to help solve criminal investigations and often these findings are vital components of court proceedings. Suspects do not always confess. Witness testimonies are not always reliable due to misperception, spotty memories or even in some …