Show broadcasting from the IAI Centennial International Educational Conference

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2015 | No Comments

The 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 brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

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

Posted by: on Apr 7, 2015 | No Comments

The 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 brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

“The Future of Criminal Investigation Collaboration,” on

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2015 | No Comments

The 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 brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching! Show – Topic – “Polygraph – A truthful discussion about lie detection.”

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2014 | No Comments

The 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.” 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, brought to you by ForensIQ, Inc.  Thank you for watching!

UF partners with FL. Crime Scene Investigation Academy

Posted by: on Oct 1, 2014 | No Comments

The University of Florida has formed a three-year partnership with the Crime Scene Investigation Academy, which will provide training to their forensic science master’s program. Students will get hands-on experience with skeletal remain recovery, bloodstains pattern analysis and death investigation.  This training is a three credit course that will start in December with only 24 spots open.

[Abstract written by Mercedes Quick, ForensIQ Intern, 9/23/14] Webcast TV Show – Season 3 Beginning this Thursday – Sept. 4, 2014

Posted by: on Sep 3, 2014 | No Comments 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). 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 – 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

Thank you for watching!

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University of Mississippi Forensic Chemistry Honored as Leading National Program

Posted by: on May 8, 2014 | No Comments has named the forensic chemistry program at the University of Mississippi one of the finest in the nation. U.S. News and World Report comprehensive surveys, reputation among professionals and peers, and cost and opportunities for experience rank the Forensic Chemistry program in the top 13. UM’s forensic chemistry program is the only one in the state and among only three forensic chemistry programs in the south and six nationally accredited by the Forensic Science Educations Programs Accreditation Commission.

The UM forensic chemistry program contains a demanding science-based curriculum that prepares graduates for versatile careers in forensics laboratories. Although the University of Mississippi only offers a B.S. in forensic chemistry, a major difference that sets this program aside from all others is that all students in the program are enrolled in a summer internship with a local criminal laboratory. Because of the hands-on experience, more than 70% of graduates find employment upon graduation, many of them working in local and federal crime labs.

Want to read more? Click here to view the entire article!

Source: University of Mississippi News

[Abstract written by Noel Andres, ForensIQ Intern, 5/8/14]

“Shooting Reconstruction: The 4 Elements of Trajectory” – Free Online Course

Posted by: on May 8, 2014 | No Comments

RTI International will be holding a free online course on Thursday May 22 at 1pm Eastern time. This course is called “Shooting Reconstruction: The 4 Elements of Trajectory”. It will be presented by Aaron Brudenell and will be approximately 70 minutes. He will discuss how the path of a bullet hole has 4 main elements that require measurement, estimation, or other determination where possible. This introduction to shooting reconstruction course will address these four elements independently and then assessed as a group in examples and case studies.

RTI International also offers free archived training that can be viewed at anytime.

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Click here to view free archived training


Source: RTI International

[Abstract written by Alicia Terrell, ForensIQ Intern, 050814]


Crime Scene Blood Impressions Web Course

Posted by: on May 8, 2014 | No Comments

Although they are not frequently found at crime scenes, blood impressions can be a very key piece of evidence as it can definitively link a person to a crime scene. Knowing the best way to analyze this type of evidence could be crucial in utilizing this type of evidence in the most effective way possible. RTI International is offering a free, on demand presentation of a webinar titled Florescence of Blood Impressions with Acid Yellow. The webinar is 90 minutes long and provides step by step demonstration and discussion, instructing on the use of acid yellow 7  for blood impressions.

Click here to register for the course.


[Abstract Written by Walter Tates, ForensIQ-Inc. Intern, 050814]

Criminology Buffs Club At The University of Colorado Gives Students A Glimpse Of The Criminal Justice World

Posted by: on Apr 24, 2014 | No Comments

In the fall of 2012, students and faculty at University of Colorado formed the Criminology Buffs Club in order to inform students about the different career paths and opportunities in the field of criminal justice. Television shows and movies about crime scene investigation and law enforcement officers have given the public an inaccurate image of what goes on in the world of criminal justice. The goal of the 32-member Criminology Buff Club is to dispel some of these myths and provide students with a real-life understanding of the criminal legal system.

On April 7,2014 the Criminology Buffs Club hosted a Crime Scene Investigation competition for the students on the University Campus. The student teams were tasked with correctly and accurately collecting evidence from the staged scene as part of the event. The purpose the club’s organized events is to give students exposure to working professionals in the field of criminal justice and to give them real-life insight of what the duties of these professionals consist of.

Aside from the CSI competition, the Criminology Buffs Club additionally organizes multiple discussion panels for students interested in careers in Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice, and Law Enforcement. Although students participating in these events may not investigate homicides or become criminologist in the future, the Criminology Buffs Club will continue to provide information about career options for these students.

Click here to view pictures of the CSI competition and to read more about the events hosted by the Criminology Buffs Club at the University of Colorado!

Source: Daily Camera

[Abstract written by Noel Andres, ForensIQ Student Intern, 4/17/14]

Forensic Class at Boy’s Latin School of Maryland Uses Maggots For Criminal Investigation

Posted by: on Apr 24, 2014 | No Comments

With talented faculty alongside, students at the Boy’s Latin School of Maryland learn the core values of courage, integrity and compassion while striving for academic and personal excellence. Jim Haluck, instructor of an honors forensic course at The Boy’s Latino School of Maryland, helps students examine the scientific techniques used by criminal investigators in the laboratory to solve crimes.

A new lab entitled Sarcophaga bullata, which deals with meat and maggots in an attempt to determine if drugs were used by a deceased human body, has recently made the news in the forensic world. Instructor Haluck explained, “The boys in honors forensic sciences are loading their test tubes with drug laced ground beef and larvae of Sarcophaga bullata flies. These flies lay eggs on deceased humans and can be used to determine time of death and any drug use by the deceased individual. After about three days of feeding on the drug-laced meat, the boys will extract the maggots and grind them to prepare their body fluids for thin-layered chromatography analysis. The samples taken from maggots will be compared to reference drug Rf values for identification.”

The forensic class at the Boy’s Latin School of Maryland places the students into the shoes of forensic entomologist, helping them obtain a better understanding of the work these professional provide to the field of forensic science.

Click here to read more about the Boy’s Latin School of Maryland and the Forensic Class!

Source: The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

[Abstract written by Noel Andres, ForensIQ Intern, 4/17/14] Show – examines “Forensic Geology and Underwater Crime Scenes.”

Posted by: on Apr 22, 2014 | No Comments is airing Episode 58 this Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Forensic Geology and Underwater Crime Scenes.”  The show will examine all the “dirt” there is to know about forensic geology and the real forensic science behind underwater crime scene investigations.  Special guest, Dr. Joseph A. Finley, retired FBI Agent, Mineralogy Unit, FBI Crime Laboratory Division and member of their Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team, will share his knowledge and expertise in these fields.  So join host, Tom Mauriello and student interns LIVE and archived on  Thank you for watching!


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Fox Valley Technical College Creates Body Farm for Research

Posted by: on Apr 10, 2014 | No Comments

There are a lot of unanswered questions as to what happens to bodies after death. In order better understand the decomposition of animals and humans in extreme cold, a two-acre body farm will be built as part of Fox Valley Technical College’s Public Safety Training Center in Grenville, WI.

The FVTC research facility, which is scheduled to open in mid-2015, might be used to conduct experiments on how subzero temperatures mummify body tissue, whether insects inside a chest cavity can tolerate freezing weather, or whether scavengers like coyotes and foxes lose interest in a frozen body. The chairman insures that the FVTC will guard the research site with a 10ft-high-fence, barbed wire, and privacy slats to prevent curiosity seekers and thieves from entering the facility and to help treat the donated cadavers with respect.

FVTC plans to work with other research institutions like the University of Wisconsin or the University of Tennessee to conduct experiments and publish the findings.

Source: Post-Crescent Media

[Abstract written by Noel Andres, ForensIQ Student Intern, 4/10/14]

Interested in reading more about this body farm? Click here for the full article!

Cold Case Safety Net Course: Missing & Unidentified Persons

Posted by: on Apr 3, 2014 | No Comments

B.J. Spamer, Program Manager in the Forensic Services Unit at the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification, will present a 60-minute training course for all agencies that handle long-tern missing and unidentified person cases.

This self-paced on demand course will:

  • 1. Provide an efficient and effective four-step process to initially address all missing and unidentified cold cases
  • 2. Ensure that investigators receive maximum benefits of database searching and outside resources with a minimal initial effort

Once an initial cold case safety net response is complete, traditional cold case selection factors can be applied to prioritize cases for further investigative response. This course is sponsored by the National Institute of Justice and RTI International and is free and open to all.

Click here to learn more and register for this free course!

Source: RTI International

[Abstract written by Noel Andres, ForensIQ Student Intern, 4/3/14]

Body Farm

Posted by: on Apr 3, 2014 | No Comments

Fox Valley Technical College in Wisconsin will be creating a body farm for research and training.  A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists have animal carcasses and human cadavers in different settings where they can study decomposition. This farm will help in determining time and circumstances of death that can be used in investigation. There are body farms  in Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. What is unique about this body farm is that researchers will be able to study decomposition in extreme cold. For those who are thinking about donating their bodies to science here’s a way to make a difference in the forensic community.

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Source: USA Today


[Abstract written by Alicia Terrell, ForensIQ Intern, 040314]