My soon-to-be-17-year-old niece is interested in pursuing forensic science as a career. What are the best books on the subject that would both entertain and inform her? Fiction and non-fiction suggestions are welcome.
posted by Paris Elk
on Nov 16, 2013 -
My girlfriend is applying for to work for the city as a crime lab trainee, a position they will train her for, but will be tested for basic knowledge (they are looking for someone with a two-year degree, apparently in anything). The test will include math. What do you think she will need to be sure she's solid on? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod
on Nov 1, 2013 -
Can someone who understands forensics or firearms (or who just reads more mystery novels than I do) explain how ballistic forensics is not easily circumvented? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jun 12, 2013 -
CSI-filter: I'm writing a short story about the Mob and about a body that's been in a basement freezer for 20 years. I have some questions for anyone who might be in a position to know about these things. [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Jun 18, 2012 -
*Spoiler Alert*Never Read This Thread (but none within the question itself): I am hoping to create a set of custom original miniature series "arcs", highlighting various things; characters/topics/ story-arcs/plot-arcs... any sort of "shortening of a longer series" that you love, or like or know. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation
on Feb 12, 2011 -
I use Mumble
. My computer is in the living room. Right next to the TV. My fiancee loves CSI, and other dramas which seem to have a very dynamic volume. Are there any tips to make my mic pick up less crime, and more me? Or at least less crime? Because if I set Mumble onto speech activated, it's basically on constantly, due to the background noise. Thank you!
posted by TrueVox
on Nov 10, 2009 -
CSI and CSI Miami reruns are being advertised on a UK Cable station with an urban/hip-hop song filled with a neat trumpet refrain. What is that song? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Jul 27, 2008 -
What was the camera technique used in CSI last night? During some transition scenes, Las Vegas was shown in a macro/blurred process, making the entire city look more like a miniature set than the real thing. It was posted on the blue before. Please help? [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx
on May 18, 2007 -
I'm trying to find the name of the song they play on the trailer for next weeks (Jan. 4th) episode of CSI. [more inside]
posted by slim
on Dec 28, 2006 -
During Tuesday Night's CSI:NY (the one with a girl stabbed by an ice-bottle), there was a song about midway through that had a catchy, reggae/hip hop beat to it. Vaguely remembered lyrics include something about people struggling, "my feet keep hurting," and "we have had enough." Despite those sort of downtrodden words, it had a very upbeat sound to it. Can anyone help me find it? Google searching has gotten me nowhere. It sounds new and like it would be popular, but I couldn't find it in iTunes top 100 songs either.
posted by hihowareyou
on Dec 21, 2006 -
CSIFilter: On CSI, and other crime shows, you see the investigators holding a sheet of orange plastic in front of their field of view when using a blacklight to look for trace evidence. Sometimes, orange sunglasses are used instead. Does anyone know what these glasses would be called, and where I can get some? My google-fu is failing me.
posted by fvox13
on Sep 3, 2006 -
Anyone know the name of the song that opened CSI (episode Room Service) last night? It was played before the "Who Are You" opening credits, and a snippet of it was also played at the end. Single vocalist, simple melody, very haunting.
posted by jasper411
on Sep 30, 2005 -
The (now proven fraudulent) text message that suggested that the Helios Airways flight passengers had already frozen to death when their plane crashed
led investigators to determine whether the passengers were already dead at the time of impact. How can a coroner determine this when the difference in times of death is potentially on the order of minutes?
posted by landtuna
on Aug 16, 2005 -