The CSI effect

Here is an extract from the IrishTimes.com (19 August 2009, article by Bernice Harrison): “It’s thanks to CSI that millions of us fancy ourselves as forensics experts. DNA profiling, blood spatter patterns, latent prints – who couldn’t throw a bit of forensic banter into a conversation and, after nine years of the mega-hit TV series, …

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Mobile phones and driving in New Zealand

I wholeheartedly agree that it should be against the law to use a mobile phone whilst driving – additional divided attention when driving is not safe: and I can say that having worked on many road traffic incident cases where mobile phones were contributory to crashes. Who thinks that the penalties as they stand (the …

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How to get a job in forensic science

This is a question that I am frequently asked by students or people who want a career change. The first thing to say is that it’s not the same as CSI or Bones. Don’t get me wrong: it’s certainly full of variety, intrigue and laboratories, but it’s also full of paperwork, frustration and being on-call. …

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Just the start….

If you have come to this blog then I assume that you want to know more about forensic science or you are having a look, just out of curiosity. Forensic science is the presentation of science in a court of law. Practically anything can be presented as evidence in court if it can be shown …

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