6 Mind-Blowing Forensic Advancements

6 Mind-Blowing Forensic Advancements

The forensic community works tirelessly to improve techniques to aid law enforcement, and much of this work is done at body farms across the country. The Texas body farm has conducted some amazing work as of late. I’ve complied my top six forensic advancements, which I think you’ll find fascinating. Teeth…

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Police Call Signs: How To Use Them In Your Fiction Writing

Police Call Signs

Chrys Fey, my guest today, certainly did her homework when she decided to use police call signs in her latest novel, 30 Seconds to Die. When writers research, their stories ring more true-to-life. I’ve built this blog with this notion in mind…to help save you time, and Chrys certainly delivers with this…

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Badass In Heels: Incapacitate Your Attacker

Badass in Heels: Thumb Gouge

While I’m busy editing/rewriting two sequels and attending book readings/signings I asked Officer X to add to my Badass In Heels series. Officer X is an active federal agent, which is why I protect his identity. Regular followers of the blog might remember his series: Crime Writer Boot Camp where…

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Fingerprints: Points, Type, and Classification — #2016WPA

Fingerprints

The Writers’ Police Academy is by far the best conference I’ve ever attended. While there, I could hardly wait to share all the things I learned with you. In today’s post, let’s look at fingerprints. My instructor was an incredible teacher, but it’s a difficult field to grasp in a short…

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Talking Crime with Detective (Ret.) Kim McGath

Talking crime with Detective (Ret.) Kim McGath

I sat down with my dear friend, Detective (Ret.) Kim McGath, to talk crime, writing, police procedure, and how to best make our stories ring true. Some of you may remember Kim from her guest post, Who Is The Zodiac Killer? As you follow along, you’ll see how valuable a conversation with…

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Writing Realistic Crime Scenes

Before I introduce my guest I wanted to let you know about an amazing opportunity to get all your crime questions answered by experts in their field. I gathered five of my favorite crime fighters—Adam from Writers Detective, Garry Rodgers from DyingWords, Kim McGath, the sharp detective who answered the…

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Eyewitness Testimony – Test Your Observation Skills

Eyewitness testimony

Forensic Psychology is a fascinating field of study, especially as it relates to eyewitness testimony. Can we always trust our memory? Let’s test your observation skills. In this short video, count the number of times the ball is tossed from one white-shirt player to another. Sounds easy enough, right? Give it a try.…

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Almost the Perfect Murder – Crime Writers’ Case Study

On the night of January 15, 1999 at exactly 10:37 p.m., a shot rang out that would haunt investigators for four long years. Leads in the homicide case of Miriam Illes would detour the police down endless rabbit holes. Williamsport, Pennsylvania is a sleepy community known for The World Little…

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Elusive Serial Killer: The Woman Without a Face

The Woman Without a Face

The sleepy town of Bad Kreuznach, Germany found itself at the center of one of the most bizarre, high-profile murder mysteries in the country’s history — the search for a serial killer the police called “The Woman Without a Face.” They had no fingerprints. No witnesses. No description. But they…

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