• What is the Most Important Tool in Your "Tool Belt"?

    What equipment or technique do you think is the most valuable tool for collecting or analyzing evidence from a crime scene?  How is it used to analyze evidence?
    Mark Obrien
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  • Contagion, Did they get the science right?

    There's a great review of the recently released movie Contagion in C&EN. Did you see the movie?  What you do think, did the film's producers get the science right?
    Mark Obrien
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  • Misconceptions About Forensic Chemistry in Books, TV and Movies

    What do you think are among the biggest misconceptions about forensic chemistry that are portrayed in the entertainment industry?  Share your favorite examples of forensic fallacies.   Also, let us know...
    Mark Obrien
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  • How Did You Get Hooked on Forensics?

    There was a great article in today's Washington Post about a forensic scientist who is a finalist for the Samuel J Heyman Service to the America: Justice and Law Enforcement medal. Read the story:  Hooked on fore...
    Mark Obrien
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  • Chemistry and forensic science major?

    I have recently added an integrated learning major of forensic science to my chemistry BS, and now I'm looking into what I can do for a job when I graduate. Does anyone know of good internships or programs for forensi...
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  • Dear Forensic Science Group

    Thank you for the invitation, I will try and contribute as much as possible. Yours in science, Peter Schofield
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  • How to Get Started in Forensic Chemistry Field

    I have a background in Medical Technology (about 3 years) and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (about 25 years); and, I have always been interested in the forensic side of laboratory science.  Therefore, I would like fin...
    Michele Sanders
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  • Famous Cases and Forensic Chemistry

    What do you think are among the most famous cases where forensic chemists/chemistry helped to determine guilt or innocence?  How was the forensic evidence gathered and what key role did it play in court?
    Mark Obrien
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  • Forensic chemistry at Denver

    The Analytical Division will be hosting a symposium titled 'Analytical Methods in Chemical Forensics' at the fall meeting in Denver.   At the same meeting, the Chemistry & The Law Division will be hostin...
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  • CSI Reality: Chemistry in the Crime Labs

    What do a mysterious white powder, a blood smear, and a moldy ham sandwich have in common? To the average person, probably not much, but to a forensic chemist, these items might tell quite a bit about what happened wh...
    Mark Obrien
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  • Chemists as a first-responder or in law enforcement?

    Hi all,   I would like ot know if there are any of you chemists out there who are first responders or in law enforcement in any way? While I know a few in the Los Angeles area, I'd like to know many more around ...
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  • Anyone in law enforcement related chemistry?

    Hello all!   Anyone  here in the law enforcement field?   I am a Los Angeles Police Department Hazardous Materials Unit (LAPD HazMat) Specialist Reserve Officer and love my volunteer work. I get calle...
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  • What do Forensic Scientists want to know about cosmetics?

    I'm doing a talk in October in Orlando for a group of forensic scientists about cosmetics.  I've gotten a little direction but I was wondering what you think should be covered in a 4 hour seminar about cosmetics ...
    Perry Romanowski
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