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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The concept of ridge processing is fairly well known, but even the biggest law junkies and CSI fans may not realize just how complicated—albeit promising—the field of forensic print analysis can be. Learn more about the method and the professionals who use it here.

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While the notion that women must make up ground in several male-dominated fields is well-established, studies suggest the shortage of women in criminal justice is especially harmful for the nation at large. Cities that hire a higher share of women police officers, for instance, have far fewer complaints of excessive force, which, in turn, saves taxpayers a sizeable sum in legal fees.

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There’s no shortage of crime-fighting TV shows where protagonists brandish the latest forensic science techniques. Whether it’s DNA testing, tool mark identification, bite mark measuring, or blood spatter analysis, it’s assumed that these methods are reliable, consistent, and valid measures of criminal activity.

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For aspiring criminal justice students, two of the greatest concerns are how much a program costs and whether or not the school provides adequate job placement services. The Federal Reserve (2017) revealed that student debt in the US reached $1.4 trillion and had overtaken credit cards as the leading source of US debt a few years ago.

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As cybercrimes such as state-sponsored attacks, “smart spam,” and ransomware continue to proliferate, so too will the career opportunities for people with degrees in digital forensics. Check out this guide to high-growth careers in this field.

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Find careers with positive outlooks for which a candidate with a bachelor’s in criminal justice may quailfy.

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This guide examines the bright career outlook in forensic science and related occupations, as well as accredited educational programs, professional certification, and top employers across four high-growth forensic science subfields: trace evidence, ballistics, toxicology, and DNA.

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While many assume that a degree in criminal justice leads to a career in law enforcement, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Learn more.