Science News Magazine – Article Discusses Tom Mauriello’s use of Crime Scene Dollhouses

Posted by: on Sep 1, 2015 | No Comments

Science News – Magazine of the Society for Science & the Public, August 20, 2015, “How dollhouse crime scenes schooled 1940s cops – Frances Glessner Lee’s dioramas helped bring a scientific approach to forensic science.” by Helen Thompson.  This article discusses the development of dollhouses to training police and students in the art of criminal scene investigation.  Tom Mauriello was interviewed for this article to discuss how he was inspired to use dollhouse crime scenes to teach his students.

ForensicWeek.com Show broadcasting from the IAI Centennial International Educational Conference

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing three shows during the week of August 2-8, 2015.  Each episode will be broadcasting LIVE from the Convention Center in Sacramento California, where the International Association for Identification (IAI) is holding their Annual Centennial Educational Conference.  The IAI is celebrating their 100th anniversary as the oldest and largest forensic science and identification association in the world.  The shows are being sponsored by Bevel, Gardner & Associates, Inc.   So join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

ForensicWeek.com Show – “The Crime Scene Analyst – For Real”

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 75 this Thursday, April 23rd 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic “The Crime Scene Analyst – For Real.”  This show will clear-up all the misconceptions brought on by Hollywood with the “CSI Effect.”  Hear from a real crime scene analyst and learn what the job really involves.  Guest Lurena Huffman, a certified crime scene analyst from the Suffolk Police Department will make this happen for you.  So join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

The ForensicWeek.com Show – NamUS “National Missing and Unidentified Persons System”

Posted by: on Apr 7, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 74 this Thursday, April 9th @ 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic is “NamUS – The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.”  NamUs is a powerful resource to assist law enforcement officers, medical examiners, coroners, allied criminal justice professionals, and the family members of missing persons in resolving these cold cases. Guest Todd Matthews, Director of NamUs Communications and Case Management from the University of North Texas will give us an in-depth understanding of how this tool is making a difference. Join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

The ForensicWeek.com Show – Reaching out to over 52K Viewers to date – See Episode this week

Posted by: on Mar 10, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 72 this Thursday, March 12th at a special time, 7:30 P.M. (EST). The topic “Missing Identity Children from the Holocaust – Forensic Identification at Its Most Challenging.”  Returning guest Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick will tell us how forensic genealogy skills have been used to learn the true names and family histories of holocaust survivors. Join host, Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 70 this Thursday, January 29th at 7 P.M. (EST).

Posted by: on Jan 28, 2015 | No Comments

The topic “Forensic Interviewing in Child Abuse cases,” with a distinguished panel of guests from the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice community.  There is some controversy in regards to whether or not some police and prosecutors are choosing to use forensic interviewing to assist the child with pretrial preparations and investigations for evidence and convictions.  How are child advocates handling these delicate cases? Find out by viewing this episode. Join host, Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

 

Special guests on this show will be Dr. Quanda Stevenson, Ph.D, Program Director Criminal Justice, Athens State University;  Claire Jones, Esq., former Deputy District Attorney for Limestone County Courts, Alabama and Board Member of the Child Advocacy Center;  Susan McGrady, Director of the Child Advocacy Center, Limestone County; and Marcia Milliken, Executive Director of the Minnesota Children’s Alliance.

ForensicWeek.com Show – Topic – “Polygraph – A truthful discussion about lie detection.”

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2014 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 68 LIVE this Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic this week, “Polygraph – A truthful discussion about lie detection.”  ForensicWeek.com has aired two episodes on the polygraph process (Episodes 7 & 8), and this time we will hear from a member of the Board of Directors for the American Polygraph Association (APA), Barry Cushman; and return guest and Washington attorney, Mark Zaid.  Expect to hear honest discuss on how the polygraph is a valued investigative tool and how the legal community calculates its use. Join host, Tom Mauriello on www.ForensicWeek.com, brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

Forensic Sstudents intern with FBI

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2014 | One Comment

Two forensic science students at Cedarville University, are doing an internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They were chosen from a national pool of applicants for the FBI’s Honors Internship Program. Banks and Chavez used the past summer to begin learning from practical experience with the FBI agency. Last upon completion of their summer internships they were offered an extension through the school year at the Dayton office. For additional details on this article, please go to the website below”

http://xeniagazette.com/news/news_education/150311436/Forensic-science-students-intern-with-FBI

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 11/30/14]

“What College Program is Best for You?”

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2014 | One Comment

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 67 LIVE this Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 P.M. (EST).  The topic this week, “What College Program is Best for You?”  Is it criminology, criminal justice, law, criminalistics, cybercrime or of course – forensic sciences?  What about an Associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree?  How do these programs prepare you for a career in criminal justice or forensic science?  Special guests, Professors Laura Ellsworth, Michael P. Bouchard, and Philip Newsome are educators who represent these types of programs and will provide the answers and guidance you need to make those decisions.  So join host, Tom Mauriello on www.ForensicWeek.com, brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

Enhance Your Skills with Sirchie Training in 2015 Plus New Free Training Webinar Next Week

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2014 | No Comments

Sirchie Laboratories has announced that the 2015 website & access to their Training Section where you can sign up for each class or contact them for more details: full schedule starting in January.

 Visit their website at  www.sirchie.com

Download the brochure and visit their webpages via the links and images below to learn more about the classes and register before the sessions sell out.

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 11/13/14]

Fingerprinting in Adverse Conditions

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2014 | No Comments

When it comes to getting fingerprints from a crime scene they are not always in the pristine weather, weather is often a problem. In this article, they look at fingerprinting essentials in extreme conditions such as  extreme heat, extreme cold and wet conditions. In extreme heat it interferes with the lifting tape; in extreme cold when the temperature dips below freezing, you have to thaw prints before processing them; and in wet conditions you need the correct product and techniques to get the latent prints. For additional information and more details on fingerprints in adverse conditions please got to the website below:

http://www.forensicmag.com/articles/2014/11/fingerprinting-adverse-conditions?et_cid=4248691&et_rid=454863972&location=top

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 11/17/14]

Running the world’s only forensic animal crime lab

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2014 | One Comment

At the US Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory, the lab supports a network of federal agents and inspectors who are trying to protect endangered species and take down wildlife traffickers. A seasoned CSI investigator named Ken Goddard, who left human police now works  to create this special lab in Ashland, Oregon.  Ken discusses the lab’s early beginnings, why he thinks rhinos are nearing extinction, and what it’s like wading through walrus guts in the Arctic. For more information on this article and get the interview with Ken Goddard please go to the website below.

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2014/11/5/running-the-worldasonlyforensicanimalcrimelab.html

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 11/17/14]

ForensicWeek.com Show Highlights the International Association of Identification with IAI President Steve Johnson

Posted by: on Nov 4, 2014 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 66 LIVE this Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 P.M. (EST).  The topic this week, “The International Association of Identification (IAI), the oldest forensic association in the world that represents 16 disciplines in the forensic and investigative fields.  Special guest Steve Johnson, newly installed president of IAI, will talk about the association’s long history and the contributions it has made to further the education, training, research, knowledge, skills and abilities of its members and the entire forensic and investigative communities.  So join host, Tom Mauriello on www.ForensicWeek.com, brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

3D Prints Takes Over Traditional Clay Modeling

Posted by: on Nov 3, 2014 | No Comments

Traditional Clay Modeling in Forensic Facial Reconstruction is being replaced by 3D Printings. The process consists of recreating the face of a person with only the skull as a reference. When making a clay model you had to be an artist schooled in anatomy, anthropology, and ontology. Even though clay models have been used for many years their is a major problem with the current practice of forensic facial reconstruction and it’s that the skull must be used and can, in the process, potentially be damaged. This machine is called  Z Scanner where it makes a scan of the skull, then a Z650 3D printer is used to produce a lifesize replica of the skull. For more information go to the link below.

http://www.forensicmag.com/news/2014/10/3d-printing-replacing-clay-modeling-forensic-facial-reconstruction

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 10/27/14]

Departments of Justice & Defense Grants to Improve Forensic Identification

Posted by: on Nov 3, 2014 | No Comments

The Department of Justice and the Department of Defense have awarded assistant professor Catherine Grgicak in biomedical forensic sciences at Boston University School of Medicine, approximately $2.5 million to more accurately analyze DNA evidence at a crime scene. Grgicak and her collaborators are producing and testing methods that provide match statistics for DNA comparisons as well as determining the probability that a certain number of contributors give rise to biological evidence. For additional information, please go to the link below.

http://www.forensicmag.com/news/2014/10/doj-and-defense-grants-improve-forensic-identification

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 10/29/14]