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!

ForensicWeek.com Show – Topic “Managing Forensic Laboratories” – Feb. 12th

Posted by: on Feb 10, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 71 this Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7 P.M. (EST). The topic “Managing Forensic Laboratories.” Get a realistic behind the scenes look at managing a forensic laboratory from two distinguished forensic scientists, Director Steven O’Dell, Baltimore City Crime Laboratory and Dr. Jay Tobin, Associate Professor of Forensic Science, Stevenson University, both who have made it a career to lead large urban city and state level forensic laboratories.   Join host, Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

Fragrances Scent Profiles Used to Categorize Suspects

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2014 | One Comment

Forensics experts are building chemical profiles of popular fragrances to help them identify scents left on clothing and items touched by offenders. These traces are coming from deodorant, perfume and soap left behind at crime scenes. By building up a ‘scent profile’  it can help to narrow down lists of suspects and even be used as evidence in court. They hope that by identify key compounds from the sweat left behind by criminals, it can be used as evidence against them. For additional information and to learn more please go to the link below:

http://www.forensicmag.com/news/2014/11/scent-profiles-used-categorize-suspects

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 11/29/14]

Va Budget Cuts Hit Forensic Lab Analysis of Trace Evidence

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2014 | One Comment

Virginia Department of Forensic Science is budget cutting  to and reducing analysis of gunshot residue and several other kinds of trace evidence. For the full article go to the website below:

http://www.forensicmag.com/news/2014/12/va-budget-cuts-hit-forensic-lab-analysis-trace-evidence

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 12/01/14]

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]

Research Aims to Assist Forensic Investigations

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2014 | No Comments

A chemistry professor Barry K. Lavine at Ohio State University was awarded a grant to continue his research of automobile paint samples to benefit forensic scientists. The grant has the potential to speed up the paint sample process using infrared spectral data. The $443,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice is Lavine’s third grant in four years. Since 2010, his research has collected more than $1.2 million in funding. He plans to do this by comparing the spectral paint to the paint of the automobile using algorithms.

For additional information please visit the website below:

http://www.forensicmag.com/news/2014/11/research-aims-assist-forensic-investigations

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 11/18/14]

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!