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FORENSIC OPPORTUNITIES

 
Internship opportunities at the Westchester Forensics Lab Application in link as a pdf file Look up any inmate in the NYS Dept. of Corrections to see what their charge is.
GRISELMAN - A CSI Spoof  (QUICKTIME mov)    MUST SEE  THANKS Ashley for having it! Look up offenders living near you.

 

The CHICKEN Law and Order Law and Order Intro

Is it really like this????

Most likely like this though (Sesame Street)

Count the bullet casings (CSI Sesame Street)

Video of Dr. Sponsler's famous MENTOS experiment * 200 BREWSTER HS - MVA Drive safely!

SUPA Summer

2015 Summer CSI PPT

Summer 2015 end PPT

2015 CSI Group 1

2015 CSI Group 2

Dress Code Video

Firearms ID  GREAT VIRTUAL COMPARISON MICROSCOPE! Evidence Technology Magazine

 free to sign up - great articles and activities

Serial Killer OR Computer programmer GREAT  Selective attention test

Perception Video

perception video 2

Eyewitness Testimony evaluation

Dependent Lividity
VIDEO - Spiders on drugs Driving while on different drugs Youtube version

Don't text and drive video VW commercial in a cinema    Graphic don't text and drive video (NOT REAL)

Bullet video Slowed down
Police missing the Obvious - video Ball Girl Video The CHICKEN Law and Order
BP Spills Coffee VIDEO - Spiders on drugs Slow Down .... OR ... Stop
Guns in slow motion - video FOOTBALL COPS Crime Scene "Photo Shoot" parody
  Crime scene 2014 PPT

The Killing of Willy Wonka

2013 CSI Group 1

Brewster Man in Woods PPT
2012 Group 1 Pictures

2012 Group 2 Pictures

2012 Group 3 Pictures

2011 CSI Team A

2011 CSI Team B

2011 CSI Team C

2011 CSI Team D

2014 Team A pictures

2014 Team B pictures

     
     

 

General Forensic interest sites

Onondaga County Center for Forensic Science

Dr. Henry Lee - Web site

Tom Mabe - Telemarketer prank call

Colleges offering a Forensic science major CAREERS in forensic science The Body Farm VIDEO (National Geographic Video)
Forensic chemistry Forensic Artist  
Legal Search Engine

Forensic Research Indigent Defense Services

Crime + Clues  
I Know I always say "THIS IS NOT CSI!" but here is a resouce from their site which is decent.  The CSI Handbook Look up any inmate in the NYS Dept. of Corrections to see what their charge is.  
The Smoking gun.com archive Fourth Amendment rights Professor L. Fuller - SUNY OSWEGO
     
 

Forensic Background information

 
History of forensic science (timeline) Zeno's Forensic site Reddy's Forensic Page
What is forensic Science - Web site Intro To Forensics- video

Bugs Bones & Botany The Science of Crime -video

National Institute for Forensic Science

Office of Justice programs

 

Anthropometry

 
Alphonse Bertillion Bio Bertillion System + Diagrams

STORY + pictures (separate site)

NYS dept if ID fingerprints
Anthropometry illustrations PPT Forensic Anthropometry Will West Case
Wiki - case studies Bertillion Lab  
 

Pathology

 
Diane Schuler Autopsy and Toxicology results - Taconic Parkway Crash 8/09 Autopsy - pictures and explanation - Video  
Virtual 3D autopsy - video Interactive Autopsy With Dr. Michael Baden Cause of rigor mortis
Autopsy of President Lincoln Coroner vs. medical examiner The 19th-century revolution in forensic imaging
What is a virtual autopsy? What Causes Rigor Mortis? Dependent Lividity
The Body Farm  VIDEO (National Geographic Video) Virtual Autopsy You Tube - Virtual Autopsy (VA medical Examiner) GSW to head
 

Psychology

 
***TED talk by Forensic Psychologist Scott Fraser on Reconstructed Memory ("Why Eyewitnesses Get it Wrong")

Scott Fraser is a forensic psychologist who thinks deeply about the fallibility of human memory and encourages a more scientific approach to trial evidence.

TED Talk: Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory  
Brain Fingerprinting STALKING parody song and video

School stalker song (Albert Schmitt)

You're Just Too Good Not To Stalk - Loose Bruce Kerr (Frankie Valli Parody)
Paula Goodspeed - Paula Abdul Stalker commits suicide after American Idol rejection GREAT Perception Video

Lovefield video (watch to the end!)

ON LINE QUIZ

Serial Killer OR Computer programmer

Eyewitness testimony evaluation Police missing the Obvious - video  
Mr. Rizzo's Psychology PPT Mr. Rizzo's Joan of Arc Competancy Hearing PPT RIZZO Stalking Webquest

RIZZO Psychiatry Webquest

 

Anthropology

 
American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA) SUPA Anthropology Lecture PPT Courtesy Dr. A. Bunch Forensic Anthropology PBS History Detectives
"Facing" The Truth Dr. Spencer's Forensic Anthropology lecture - video Interactive comparative anatomy (e-skeletons)
Excavation of skeletal remains Anthropology resources - all types Virtual Autopsy
Brazoria County Sherriff's Office Click on left column for anthropology If these bones could talk  PPT Identification of skeletal remains  Database
 

Spectroscopy

 
SUPA Spectroscopy Lecture PPT Courtesy of Dr. M. Sponsler Forensic Ink Analysis - video Downloadable Library of Mass Spec's
GC-MS (Flash) interactive Images for spectroscopy Quantized Energy tutorial and interactive
Images for emission spectra Spectroscopy: Element Identification and Emission Spectra - with interactive flame test lab. Click symbol on the Periodic Table to see it's emission spectra.
  Machines + Equipment  
Neutron activation Analysis overview Mass spectroscopy tutorial Polygraph
Spectral detection - The original spectrograph

How does a spectrophotometer work? - video

Chromatography - Gen.Chem. on line Chromatography animation
Flash animations and quicktime movies Images for Atomic Absorption MRI images

MRI of live birth

 

Microscopes

 
Compound Microscope tutorial Introduction to Microscopy and history - pictures Video - compound microscope use
"Electron microscopy 'FOR DUMMIES' " Scanning electron Microscope Tutorial and Virtual Another virtual electron microscope
Virtual Compound Microscope Virtual microscopes all types Microscopes -"How Stuff Works" scroll through contents page
Microscope University - Tutorials and JAVA SCIPTS    
 

Fingerprint Sites

 
History of Fingerprints

History VIDEO

PROJECT GUTENBERG - e-book on fingerprints Types and HX
Patterns and minutae - The basics

Fingerprint samples and how to classify them

FP summer lab packet

FP summer

Edmond Locard + Alphonse Bertillion Brazoria County Sherriff's Office Click on left column for FP's
Detection of prints FP Intro PPT

FP Hx PPT

FP Jeopardy PPT

NO MATCH FOUND - video
Man who cut off fingerprints to avoid deportation - video New FP lifting from bullets - video VIDEO- methods of lifting fingerprints
     
Fingerprint comparison

Pattern recognition

Training Manual

FP card preparation

Science of Fingerprints

Techniques for taking legible prints

 
  Fingerprints for dummies Juan Vucetich and the origins of forensic fingerprinting
     
Black Powder Fingerprinting  VIDEO    
  The Thin Blue Line Sites Dermal Cross section
Ridge Characteristics Patterns with explanations Pattern Classification 
 

Toxicology Sites

 
SUPA Toxicology Lecture PPT Courtesy Dr. J. Hackett White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane) VIDEO - Hallucinations Forensic Toxicology VIDEO
SNL VIDEO - Michael Vick gets stopped at Miami Airport with weed in a waterbottle Rev's Drug PPT

Meth Clan Labs (Great PPT)

Salem Witch Trials
INTERACTIVE effects of drugs on body   Drugs and effects
Different Drugs and their effect on the body    
     
 

Pictures

 
Faces of meth VIDEO

Faces of meth 2

PICTURES - The effects of drugs over time.  Pictures of the same person over a 9 year period MSNBC faces of meth news report
Anatomy of a meth user - POSTER Faces of meth  
     
 

VIDEOS

 
VIDEO of 911 call news report     I Think we're dying - Brownies.  VIDEO A reporter too close to the story - Burning Drugs VIDEO - Spiders on drugs
  Driving while on different drugs Most Dangerous Drug - National Geo
Street Drug names and slang Illicit drug index Pictures of street drugs
  Street drugs  
SALVIA DIVINORUM (new "legal" drug)

Photos

What does the DEA think?

Ambien and sleep eating / driving

 

Sleep eating video

 
Facts on Drugs. American Council for Drug Education List of abused prescription Drugs. Pictures and descriptions National Institute on Drug Abuse.  Drug facts
     
Drug abuse statistics by AGE GROUP Drug use by country and area  
     
Info on Prescription Drugs Diseases + Poisons Ecstacy Data
Drug Descriptions More drug spectrums Prescription Drug info - alphabetical
Methamphetamine interactive QUIZ

Meth quiz

Death of an Innocent Toxicology in the dock: Alfred Swaine Taylor and the William Palmer murder trial
     
 

Alcohol

 
Jim Breuer explains what happens when you mix alcoholic beverages VIDEO COPS - DWI stop and toxicology - A must see (SANTA) video

Reno 911 DWI test video

10 drugs you shouldn't take while driving VIDEO

How to fail a breathalizer video

Rev's Alcohol PPT

 

Graphic Pictures.  Young lady before and after her drunk driving accident.  Jacqui's story

Youtube video Jacqui's story

Jacqui Saburido PPT and site

Woman fails FST Jim Leyritz DWI arrest video
     
Impairment drink chart

Alcohol by volume (Different drinks)

Intoximeter Drink Wheel How an intoxilizer works - chromatography
Drunk Driving info and roadside tests explained DWI Stops and tests DWI penalties in US and other countries

Origins of alcohol proof

Passage of alcohol through your body Old video

How alcohol works on the body

The Path of Alcohol in the body - video

Effects at certain BAC's

BAC Estimation chart

BAC (pdf file 2 page summary)

New York State DWI limits and penalties    
  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Economic costs of alcohol + drugs

STATS page

     
Drunk Driving statistics Drunk Driver stories How will you remember your prom - VIDEO
  The Lego Beer Song  VIDEO  
 

Fire and Arson Investigation

 
Arson PPT Kitchen Fire Do's and Don'ts - VIDEO ETHANOL (Propane) Fire - Haz-Mat class 5/2012 (black pants tan jacket) PPT

Haz-Mat Suit Donning and Doffing PPT

Mahopac FD - Not just fighting fires- Candy Cane Run - Featuring SUPA Claus

Fire and arson investigators page. Codes and pictures Arson investigator Training web site Arson Dogs
East Fishkill, NY FD Fire Photos.  Click on photo gallery Arson Investigation Pictures from Mr. Orlando.  SUPA Forensics Instructor and firefighter MOUSE sets house on fire
  Carmel, NY Structure Fire IFO ShopRite Rt. 52 11-30-05 Patterson, NY Structure Fire. Quaker Manor Rd 1-1-06
Arson stills (pictures) Light a fire without matches - Video  
 

Explosives and explosions

 
Explosions video   Wikipedia - BLEVE
Chemmaxx BLEVE video and info Department of Homeland Security Bomb threat evacuation chart First Atomic Bomb Test - Video
 

Firearms

 
Hunter exam - Great Ballistic info and video (Thanks to Mr. Rizzo - great find)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Firearms Investigator training

New FP lifting from bullets - video Ballistics and Explosives PPT

Ballistics VEST lab PPT

History of Firearms PPT Courtesy Matt Kurimsky Onondaga County Crime Lab

Horandy web site videos ballistics resources

SUPA Ballistics presentation PPT Courtesy Matt Kurimsky Onondaga County Crime Lab Guns in slow motion - video

Slow Motion bullets and cavitations - video

Firearms ID  GREAT VIRTUAL COMPARISON MICROSCOPE! NIJ Firearms training site SAFETY

Wear eye protection

DEA agent shoots self in foot video Ballistic Tutorial and GSW pictures

Ballistics Injury EMT PPT

How do bullets fly?
Bullet video Slowed down video Basic Ballistics and drop rate X-Ray of shotgun blast to arm
Wikipedia - Bullets Wikipedia - Bullets and Cartridges Ammunition of all types (Wiki)
Hollow point - pictures Rifle Cartridges - and         Handgun Cartridges           sizes and pictures (Wiki) Frangibles Pictures
Rifiling Handguns Shotguns
Bullet Trajectory - PICTURES (just below ads) extractor and ejector marks

loading and ejecting video

 
How to hide firearms Video Firearms and tool marks overview VIDEO How not to test fire a weapon
VIDEO - Sniper shooting weapon from man's hands Common Ballistic speeds Gunshot residue - Pictures of test firing and tatooing
Brazoria County Sherriff's Office Click on left column for ballistics CELL PHONE GUN - video

youtube video

911 call - recording of gunshot wound
Reading gunshot patterns Metal Storm Gun - Electronically fired video Military VIDEO - automatic weapons
Knife-Gun VIDEO

Youtube link

Why girls should be careful firing guns Video Why cops shoot people with guns - PPT
Ballistics Gel shotgun video

Bullet video

   
     
 

Accident Investigation

 
Minnowbrook Spring 2012 Lecture PPT's by SGT. Matthew Hawley.  Bedford, NY PD

Lecture   Calculations exercise   Calc. Answers

   
Speed enforced by aircraft.  The real meaning of that road sign. Crash Test Data Field Sobriety Test and other police procedures and guidelines NHTSA
100 mph Crash on dash-cam VIDEO   Accident scenario's and analysis
Accident reconstruction Links Traffic accident reconstruction Speedometer change with different tire sizes-interactive
Car crash video (Dash Cam's) Jacqui's story PPT Long Island L.I.E. car into toll booth VIDEO Car into Christopher's Deli (Hair in windshield)
Car into Pond - Fox Lane HS ppt pictures Porsche Graphic Pictures VIDEO  MVA's in a Russian Tunnel
  Train Vs. Car Vehicle fire (suspicious)
Indiana State Trooper vehicle vs. Semi Crash Test dummies in action Institute for Highway safety test crash videos
Brewster MVA involving HS students $1 million Ferrari demolished PPT pictures

125 mph Ferrari MVA

Drunk driving accidents
 

Crime Scene

 
CSI PPT

Crime Scene evidence gathering techniques VIDEO

Techniques of crime scene processing - US Army - training VIDEO

US Dept of Justice Crime Scene Investigation procedures (pdf)

What a crime scene investigator needs

Chain of custody label

Mahopac HS Cell Phone Chain of Custody

GREAT Selective attention test  Perception Video  perception video 2

Eyewitness Testimony evaluation

The murder mystery game

Police missing the Obvious - video

Crime Scene "Photo Shoot" parody

Photos from actual crime scenes

Law and Order Intro

Is it really like this????

Most likely like this though

Count the bullet casings

Evidence collection record

Scene control sheet

Scene measurement sheet

Student Crime scene picturesJune 2008

6/10/08  Period 4            Period 6

6/11/08  period 4            period 6

Student crime scene measurement pictures 10/07

period 4           period 6

Student pictures '05

period 1       Period 8

Virtual Crime Scene Investigation Basic Crime Scene Photography Hazzards
Crime scene clean-up  You tube video

Store shooting clean up

What REAL CSI's do - You Tube (CSI Effect) Griselman - A CSI spoof movie.  A MUST SEE
     
Knot Analysis Admissibility under Daubert NJSP protocol book
Video - Knot tying Evidence Collection

collection and preservation of evidence links

FINAL CRIME SCENE 05-06

per 1 6-1-06     per 8 6-1-06

per 1 6-5-06     per 8 6-5-06

VIDEO - HS Kids version of CSI with crime scene analysis UK "Crime Team" Scenarios with supplied clues and evidence
Brazoria County Sherriff's Office Click on left column for Crime Scene methods List of "Things that glow" under black light (UV light) How to make fake blood.  "Stage blood" RECIPE
 

Crime Scene Video

 
WTC debris at Fresh Kills Landfill video Carlie Brucia Abduction    video Children's Bodies found along Interstate 80.  Article with embedded video.
Federal Air Marshalls shoot and kill passenger at Miami Dade Airport.  Embedded video on air marshal training Crimes caught on tape - VIDEO GRISELMAN - CSI Video
 

Photography

 
Forensics Photography intro Gallery of pictures from Westchester.gov labs Crime scene photography with sample pictures (angles, shooting in progress, altered images?) Alexander Jason website (NOT Jason Alexander from SEINFELD)
Photography and the arson scene. Arson cases and stories Brazoria County Sherriff's Office Click on left column for photography
Check out this illusion Ball Girl VIDEO
 

Chromatography

 
Basic information on chromatography

What is Chromatography

Chromatography Lab ideas Ink analysis         Lab
Magic Marker Chromatography Lab Magic Marker Radial Chromatography Lab Paper Chromo Lab ideas

Paper Chromatography VIDEO

Gas Chromatography explanation and demo - VIDEO TLC Video Chromatography animation
Chromatography - Gen.Chem. on line    
 

Hair and Fiber

 
Rev's Hair PPT Morphology of hair PPT Hair structure PPT

 

Hair pictures PPT Hair analysis Lab

Hair info and lab sheets

Mr. Rizzo's  Hair analysis
  Hair and Fiber evidence analysis FBI sampling + info page on hair, fibers, and paint
Drug testing Hair    
Napoleon wasn't poisoned ... Hair analysis

Neil Armstrong's Locke of Hair case

PEER REVIEW REPORT: MONTANA V. JIMMY RAY BROMGARD
 

Fiber and plants

 
Rev's Fiber PPT TED TALK Jonathan Drori: Every pollen grain has a story. Pollen DNA "Pollen forensics … are being used now to track where counterfeit drugs have been made, where banknotes have come from"  
 

Glass

 
Refraction of light.

Applets, pictures and refractive indices.  By Rick Reed

GLASS PPT by PWISTA (Mr. Rizzo) World of glass
Glass on Web

History, how produced, types etc.

 

Glass making video "Walking on Broken Glass"

Refractive index and optics
  Glass and soil PPT from Plainfield HS (long Island) Refractive index list of glass and oils
What is the advantage to an oil immersion microscope (try it on this site) Refractometer picture Glass fracture computer imaging
Reconstructing a bottle fracture   United Kingdom - Forensic case study Glass (and paint) analysis.
     
 

Impressions

 
  UK Scenario - Marks at a crime scene.  Footwear and toolmarks.  
 

Questioned Documents

 
Famous Questioned Documents Wisconsin State Questioned Documents Unit Mr. Rizzo's Handwriting analysis PPT
Graphology handwriting analysis explained   Handwriting sample analyzed
Handwriting Strokes Handwriting self test On-Line self test
  Ink analysis         Lab  
Personality types with handwriting - scroll down a few inches Handwriting personality profile What "debunker" The Amazing Randi says about graphology
 

Voice analysis

 
     
 

Legal Matters

 
Daubert on the web (by state also) Dr. Spencer's lecture - "Forensic Science and Legal Underpinnings"  
 

Blood

 
Blood Spatter

Blood Spatter patterns PPT

Blood Spatter PPT

Blood spatter Lab VIDEO (great)

The science of Murder - News story on Blood spatter analysis

Blood Spatter - A Math Matter (Thanks to Mrs. Dotterer for this find)

High speed camera Blood Spatter

Blood spatter training images (click on second highlighted URL "View images from previous bloodstain pattern workshop")

Herb MacDonnell - Blood Spatter Experiment - VIDEO

 

Terminology list

Bloodstain pattern tutorial

Blood Pattern video

Tutorial with pictures on blood stain pattern analysis Flow chart of blood spatter type analysis
Serology - It's in the blood. truTV NEWS REPORT - Blood Spatter analysis The making of a blood stain analyst
Procedure for graphing blood spatter analysis with microsoft excel High Speed Camera - Spatter Patterns Relationship of impact angle to blood spatter shape.
LAB Blood spatter Brazoria County Sherriff's Office Click on left column for spatter How to make fake blood.  "Stage blood" RECIPE
Blood spatter - Properties of blood Bloodstain Directionality  
 

Soil

 
Forensic Analysis of soil samples Interpol's Forensic Examination of soil Conference Dr. Michael Baden discusses Soil Analysis of the Barker Ranch - Charles Manson Case
Rizzo's and Rev's Soil PPT    
     
Soil Lab Soil Capillarity lab Soil pH Lab
Soil Water holding capacity Lab Soil Texture Lab Soil Organic content Lab
     
 

Entomology

 
Brazoria County Sherriff's Office Click on left column for entomology Life cycle of the black blow fly A brief history of forensic entomology
     
 

DNA

 
DNA testing may spur war crimes cases Solve your own DNA cases Key accomplishments: DNA
Virtual DNA extraction Lab DNA PPT Courtesy Professor Bill Shields SUNY ESF Biological evidence and DNA - National Center for forensic science
Identifying DNA evidence - DNA.gov

CODIS (Combined DNA Indexing System)

Understanding DNA Evidence - A guide for victim service providers (NIJ) Stacey Castor Case - DNA (Wife killed 2 husbands and tried to frame daughter)

ABC News 20/20 report on Stacey Castor - video link

You Tube - Stacey Castor Verdict

Killers without Conscience - Stacey Castor Case

     
 

Cases

 
Stacey Castor Case - DNA (Wife killed 2 husbands and tried to frame daughter)

ABC News 20/20 report on Stacey Castor - video link

You Tube - Stacey Castor Verdict

Killers without Conscience - Stacey Castor Case

Trayvon Martin Case video  Audio news report of 911 call

George Zimmerman's story  video

 
     
Sacco and Vanzetti Daubert V. Merrell Pharmaceutical Chandra Levy + Skeletal remains
Shroud of Turin  ACTIVITY: A case of murder. Forensic experiments in class. Arsenic and King George

another article

Ted Bundy's Bitemarks Famous Trials Coddington v Evanko

second case report

 Hair case

Wayne Williams  -  Fiber case Was Napoleon poisoned? OJ TRIAL  The glove doesn't fit...you must acquit

VIDEO 

 

Forensic Titles

 
     
 

Equipment resources form summer forensics conference

 
SIRCHIE Lynn Peavey Lightning Powder
Vendors of forensic supplies France Casting

Bone Clones

 
 

LABS

 
Speckin Labs COURT-TV Forensics in the classroom The Science Spot - Forensics labs and plans
     
 

Teacher Resources

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Teacher training through PWISTA Eyewitness Questionaire Forensic flowchart
Bertillon Lab Magic Marker Chromatography Lab Magic Marker Radial Chromatography Lab
Forensics Science Job Application check list UK "Crime Team" Scenarios with supplied clues and evidence Brazoria County Sherriff's Office links
MINNOWBROOK 2009 Mr. Rizzo's Intro to Forensics  
 

Cases

 
Casey Anthony bio

CNN Casey Anthony Case Summary

   
Insect testimony
Rescued from death row: Kirk Bloodsworth and the Innocence Project Michael Blassie unknown soldier no more

 

The Buck Ruxton "Jigsaw Murders" case A "lab of last resort" solving the Efren Saldivar case Toxicology in the dock: Alfred Swaine Taylor and the William Palmer murder trial

 

Juan Vucetich and the origins of forensic fingerprinting