ForensicWeek.com Show featured in the California Identification Digest

Posted by: on Sep 2, 2015 | No Comments

The California Identification Digest – Vol. 5, Issue 5, Sept./Oct. 2015, p.16, has an article entitled“ForensicWeek.com Webcast.”  The article was written by Host, Tom Mauriello discussing the three LIVE ForensicWeek.com Shows broadcast at the International Association for Identification IAI Annual Centennial Educational Conference, Sacramento, CA, August 2-8, 2015.  Click here to view newsletter 2015 09-10 CA_IAI_Digest

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!

The ForensicWeek.com Show – “Firearms and Toolmarks Identification.”

Posted by: on May 12, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 76 this Thursday, May 14th, 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic “Firearms and Toolmarks Identification.”  Simply stated, “When two object touch each other, they take on characteristics of each other.”  Here lies the basis for firearms and toolmarks identification evidence.  Guest, Christopher Faber, a firearms identification and toolmarks expert from the Baltimore Police Crime Laboratory will discuss what types of evidence are included in this category and how they are examined.  So join host Tom Mauriello and the ForensicWeek crew on www.ForensicWeek.com brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

“The Future of Criminal Investigation Collaboration,” on ForensicWeek.com

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2015 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 73 this Thursday, March 26th 7:00 P.M. (EST). The topic CrimePad® – “The Future of Criminal Investigation Collaboration.” VISIONATIONS, L.L.C.’s  CrimePad® is a professional-grade iPad, Windows, and Android app that allows every law enforcement and forensic science user to record, track, maintain, collaborate and report on all the data within a criminal investigation or a crime scene.  A tool that allows all the crime scene to crime lab players to document their activities and findings in one neat database.  How does it work? Can this make a difference solving crime? Learn the answers to these questions and more from VISIONATIONS’ experts, Jeff Gurvis and Dr. Jane Homeyer.  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.

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]

New Way to Analyze DNA Evidence Under Development

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2014 | No Comments

The chair of the Department of Computer Science and an associate professor Desmond Lun,  at Rutgers–Camden, is part of a collaborative research team that has been awarded a $1.7 million Army Research Office grant to create a software program based on a computational method for analyzing DNA evidence. DNA can be found in human cells from blood, hair, and skin. When a forensic analyst takes a DNA sample from an object, the DNA from everyone who had contact with the object is potentially in the sample. Lun is working with researchers from Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For additional information and the full article, go to the website below:

http://www.forensicmag.com/news/2014/12/new-way-analyze-dna-evidence-under-development

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

“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!