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The Best Body Fluids for Forensic DNA Results

The Best Body Fluids for Forensic DNA Results

When you’re writing your crime fiction book and you’re using forensic DNA evidence as part of your homicide investigation (or other criminal act), it would be helpful to know what types of samples you can get DNA from and have a general idea of their success rates....

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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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