Resources

At ForensicsColleges.com, we want to connect students, prospective students, and professionals to the multitude of resources available online in order to stay up-to-date on recent news and trends within the online forensics community. From national news in the industry, cold cases in kidnapping, and top websites for different areas of forensic study, you can always find what you’re looking for here in our Resources section. Further your forensic knowledge and help continue the advancement of forensic research today. For additional information and up-to-date news, follow us on Twitter at @ForensicsEd.

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There are many different ways to measure the size of a cybersecurity hack, such as money, impact, or reach. Below you’ll find five cybersecurity hacks that are so big, in one way or another, that they changed the world.

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Whether going out on a date, traveling through a foreign country, or interrogating a suspect in a crime, forensic psychology offers a wealth of tools to help decode people’s nonverbal behavior. These cues include gestures, vocal tones, body positioning, micro-expressions of the face, and a number of often subconscious indicators of people’s internal states.

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While the U.S. has only 5 percent of the world's population, it accounts for nearly a quarter of its prisoners. There are nearly 2.3 million people in our nation's prisons and jails. With 655 inmates for every 100,000 people, the U.S. is by far the leader in incarceration among Western countries.

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Child abduction in the United States continues to reach astronomically high numbers. Even with advanced technology to help solve cold cases in kidnappings, there is still a pressing need for collaboration between U.S. Government agencies and crime analysis experts to join forces and uncover the truth behind these unsolved crimes.

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An exciting and exacting multidisciplinary career field, forensic chemistry attracts curious problem solvers who can collect evidence with precision and remain objective in their observations. Ideal candidates for forensic chemistry positions must prove their abilities to follow legal and scientific protocols when collecting physical evidence from a crime scene and analyzing it in a laboratory. Forensic chemists provide answers to crucial questions using chemical analysis techniques and give essential evidence-based testimony for legal proceedings and criminal investigations.

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By earning a graduate certificate or degree in forensic accounting, professionals with bachelor’s degrees in accounting can become certified in fraud examination, thereby protecting individuals, corporations, and entire economies from the perils of financial corruption. Online forensic accounting programs have expanded to allow students to maintain their current jobs while earning a certificate or degree.

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Four-year degree-seeking students choose from either a bachelor of arts (BA) or a bachelor of science (BS) degree in criminal justice. Depending on the school program, specializations are available in homeland security, criminology, law enforcement, corrections, or cybercrime. Earning a degree specialization involves completing a unique course sequence of classes to deepen one’s knowledge and prepare for a career or graduate degree in a related field.

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Did you know that just 54 percent of lies can be accurately spotted? Extroverts also tell more lies than introverts and at least 82 percent of lies go undetected. The good news, however, is that people can improve their lie detection abilities, increasing them to near 90 percent accuracy. But how do you get started?