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What Do Crime Scene Investigators Wear?

What Do Crime Scene Investigators Wear?

You’re watching CSI (or another crime drama). The actors are going about their business, processing crime scenes, collecting evidence, and working in the lab. They’re all wearing the perfect outfit: stylish blouses, dress pants, leather jackets, and high heels, none...

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15 Ways CSI Got It Wrong

15 Ways CSI Got It Wrong

CSI, NCIS, Bones, Monk, Law and Order, Criminal Minds. All great TV shows full of drama and intrigue. But how accurate are they? I thought back on my 7 years as a forensic scientist in the DNA section of a state crime lab and compiled a list of some major areas where...

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How Long Do Forensic DNA Results Take?

How Long Do Forensic DNA Results Take?

I’m sure you’ve heard in the news about DNA backlogs at crime labs throughout the country. Agencies send in their evidence, and it can take months or even years to get the results back. How can DNA results possibly take that long? Should you use real-world turnaround...

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