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.
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]
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]
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]
Feline behavior: Kitty killed a mouse, where is the other half? [more inside]
A series of series and serialized sub-serials. Seriously, basically help me make some mini-series - there will be spoilers.
*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]
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!
Does it really rain as much in Las Vegas as it looks on CSI? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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.
Can someone please help me identify this (clip 1 & clip 2) song from a recent ("Post Mortem") episode of CSI. It sounds very familiar to me but I cannot place it. [more inside]
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.
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.
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?