New Digital Criminalistics Textbook

Posted by: on Aug 19, 2017 | No Comments

Great River Learning announces the publication of their all new digital textbook, authored by University of Maryland professor, Thomas P. Mauriello. This first of a kind etextbook integrates all the content, video lectures, interactive exercises, testing, and evaluation activities needed to present curriculum in a manner best received by today’s students. It is combined with practical exercises associated with the CCJS Crime Laboratory and Mock Crime Scene facility. It is being used for the first time this semester in Professor Mauriello’s classes and will be marketed nationally in the spring.

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!

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 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.

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!

The ForensicWeek.com Show – “Anti-Bullying Awareness: School Security, Active Shooters, and Preventive Techniques.”

Posted by: on Oct 1, 2014 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 64 LIVE this Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 P.M. (EST).  The topic this week is “Anti-Bullying Awareness: School Security, Active Shooters, and Preventive Techniques.”

Return guest for this show is Dr. Quanda Stevenson, Program Director and Professor for Criminal Justice at Athens State University, Athens, Alabama.  Dr. Stevenson’s research concentrates on bullying, school violence, high risk students, intervention and prevention of school violence.  With her will be two specially trained law enforcement officers referred to as School Resource Officers (SRO) and two students who have been victims of “bullying.”  So join host, Tom Mauriello on www.ForensicWeek.com, brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

ForensicWeek.com Show airing Episode 63 – “Forensic Lexicology”

Posted by: on Sep 17, 2014 | No Comments

The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 63 this Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 P.M. (EST).  The topic this week is “Forensic Lexicology¾Analyzing the Written Word.”  Lexicology is the part of linguistics which studies words, their nature and meaning, the relationship between words, word groups and the whole lexicon.  It is an investigative tool used by forensic accountants when examining data with perhaps the two most prevalent forms of questioned document evidence being “numbers” and “words.”

Forensic Accountant and author, Darrell Dorrell returns as a special guest on the ForensicWeek.com Show to discuss this valuable tool and demonstrate its use in during an investigation. So join host, Tom Mauriello and his student interns on www.ForensicWeek.com, brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.

Thank you for watching!

ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show – Season 3 Beginning this Thursday – Sept. 4, 2014

Posted by: on Sep 3, 2014 | No Comments

ForensicWeek.com is beginning their third season and airing Episode 62 this Thursday, September 4th at 7:00 P.M. (EST). This season the show will be broadcast LIVE bi-weekly still on Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST).  ForensicWeek.com will continue to broadcast a webcast TV show for its viewers that satisfies its mission, goal and vision principles.

Mission: To present REAL forensic related content by REAL forensic professionals;

Goal: To broadcast topics of interest valued by an international viewership;

Vision: Well informed practitioners; mentored students; and enlightened jury pools.

This season’s premier show will highlight the episodes already archived on the ForensicWeek.com – YouTube channel, and announce the future shows scheduled for the upcoming bi-weekly broadcasts.  So join host, Tom Mauriello and his student interns for this special premier show on www.ForensicWeek.com.

Thank you for watching!

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Detecting Explosives with Light

Posted by: on May 15, 2014 | No Comments

Research from the University of Adelaide has created a sensor that can detect tiny quantities of explosives with the use of light and special glass fibers. This fibre sensor can detect explosives in concentrations as low as 6.3 ppm (parts per million). Its analysis time are only a few minutes. Traditionally explosives detection has involved looking for metals that encase them such as in land mines. But today explosive devices will often have no metal in them so we need to be able to detect the explosive material itself. It uses a plastic material that emits red light when illuminated with green laser light, and the amount of red light it emits is reduced by the presence of explosives. It also has high sensitivity and it can detect tiny quantities of an explosive. This can also be used to quantify the amount of explosive by looking at how the light emission changes over time. This type of technology could help greatly in the fight against terrorism.

 

Click here for full article

Source: Science Daily

[Abstract written by Alicia Terrell, ForensIQ Intern, 051514]

ForensicWeek.com – Discusses Campus Law Enforcement

Posted by: on May 13, 2014 | No Comments
 

ForensicWeek.com – sponsored by ForensIQ, Inc. is airing Episode 61 this Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 P.M. (EST).  The topic for discussion – “Campus Law Enforcement – The Mission and Profession,” with guests Chief David Perry, Florida State University Police Department (PD) and President-Elect of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA); Chris Blake – Chief Staff Officer for the IACLEA; Chief Larry Volz, University of the District of Columbia PD; and Captain Robert Mueck, University of Maryland PD.   Learn about the role campus law enforcement plays in keeping our campuses safe and secure, as well as maintaining order to foster a positive environment for knowledge, research and learning.   Join host, Tom Mauriello and his distinguished guests LIVE and archived on www.ForensicWeek.com.  Thank you for watching!

 

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