THE FORENSIC SCIENCE EDUCATION BLOG

The blog provides specific information to help you decide if forensic science is the right choice for you. With the inside scoop on forensic science professors, schools and training programs, as well as detailed information on the steps and requirements to become a forensics professional, the Forensic EDU blog is a fine place to begin your research.

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There are various online master's programs available in criminal justice which do not require GRE scores for admission. The Graduate Record Examination is a computerized test that many graduate schools in the US require students to take. The aim of the exam is to measure students' verbal, critical thinking, and writing skills.

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Identity theft doesn’t have a typical crime scene: there is no blood, and there are no fingerprints, but there are still forensic traces if an investigator knows where to look.

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If you have an undergraduate degree in criminology, psychology, sociology, or history under your belt and you’re exploring your options for higher education, you might consider pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice. While many people today are interested in careers preventing crime, thanks to the many TV dramas and surging popularity of true crime podcasts, there is still plenty of room for entrants into this fascinating field.

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Everything in a Ponzi scheme is designed to take advantage of the blinding aspect of greed and divert attention away from the details. But the details are exactly where forensic investigators are trained to look.

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Forensic psychology focuses on the intersection of the justice system and the understanding of the mind. While there is a large interest in careers within this arena of the psych community, some are deterred from pursuing it as a career because of what it takes to gain the required master’s degree in forensic psychology.

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In the wake of the Silk Road case, the need for modern forensics investigators has only grown and so has the complexity of their task. This isn’t just a fight against an increasingly adept criminal class, but also one to master the modes and methods of the bleeding edge of technology.

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As degree programs become more accessible, prospective students are asking: “How can I evaluate the quality of an educational program or institution?” The answer lies within accreditation. The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) is an international association dedicated to professional and scholarly activities and the leading accreditation organization for criminal justice education programs.

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In the past, the mantra of many white-collar crime investigators was to follow the money, and that mantra still holds true, but in this new world of cybercrime, today’s forensic professionals understand that it’s often more important, and more effective, to follow the data.

Barry Franklin
Co-Founder

Barry Franklin

Before co-founding Sechel Ventures Partners LLC, Barry Franklin was a VP at a Silicon Valley software company. He is an investor and advisor for DataSimply and Impellia. Barry believes that education and lifelong learning are paramount. Barry met his wife at Carnegie Mellon University and they have two beautiful daughters. He also volunteers for various committees at his kids’ high school.