• 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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  • Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward - from the National Academies Press

    See the following link on the National Academies Press (NAP) web site to download this document without cost.  The NAP Copyright policy does not permit this document to be distributed outside their own web site. ...
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  • Job with just a BS in science

    Can I get a job in forensic science with only a Bachelor's in chemistry?
    Brittney Bryant
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  • Ph.Ds in forensic science

    What opportunities are available in forensic science for those with a Ph.D. in science?
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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...
    Elizabeth Cumbo
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  • Forensics and organic chem labs

    Has anyone used forensic chemistry in an organic chemistry setting?   These students tend to have the least real life applications in their courses and it is very dry stuff.  Forensics could really make...
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  • Forensic Chemistry Course Lecture and Laboratory?

    Greetings!  I am new to teaching Forensic Chemistry.  We currently offer a 2-credit hour lecture course and I am considering increasing this to a 3-credit hour course.  I was curious: how many of the pr...
    Todd Hamilton
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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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  • How important in the Forensic Job Market is a Masters or Degree above? If it is which Graduate Schools should i be looking at?

    Hello all,   I'm Adam Tuttle and I'm going to be a Senior at Tri-State University/ Trine University in Angola, Indiana. I'll be graduating with a double major in Chemistry and Forensic Science but don't really k...
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  • Chemistry degree enough?

    Hey, I'm Zach, new to the forums. This is a neat group put together and a fascinating subject. I just graduated with my degree in Chemistry, and I'm working an internship with Anheuser-Busch at the moment. Is having a...
  • Forensic Science Internship Sites

      Hi, I am a junior Chemistry major hoping to get my Master's in Forensic Science. I would really like to do forensic research or get an internship in forensic science. Does anyone know of any good places to look...
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  • Forensic Chemistry vs Pharmaceutical Chemistry

    Any information on Forensic Chemistry that is related to Pharmaceutical Chemistry? Thanks.
    Roger Liu
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  • how to include forensic chemistry into analytical chem curriculum?

    i would like to offer a forensic chemisty class in the spring with an analytical angle. i welcome any suggestions.
    Ruya Ozer
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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...
    Raychelle Burks
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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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