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  • The People vs. OJ Simpson Series Strikes a Chord

    || 5-Apr-2016

    Few trials have gripped the American audience so firmly as that of OJ Simpson. Just over 20 years after his acquittal, season 1 of FX’s ‘American Crime Story,’ The People vs. OJ Simpson, has met with rave reviews and renewed interest in the complexities of the trial. For many years, the media steered clear of a series on a case that many assumed the public would be tired ...
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  • Animal Detectives: When Furry Friends Help Solve Crimes

    || 3-Feb-2016

    If in a word association game you were told to say the first thing that popped into your mind when hearing the phrase “crime solving animal”, chances are “Scooby Doo” or even “police dogs” might list among potential answers. You may be surprised to know that a multitude of animals have played a huge part in solving cases—sometimes by heroically defending ...
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  • What "Making a Murderer" Means for Crime Scene Investigators

    || 13-Jan-2016

    A recent 10-part true crime docudrama entitled “Making a Murderer” is sparking conversations about the state of our nation’s criminal justice system in kitchens, offices, and coffee shops across the United States. Produced by Netflix, the film series—which premiered December 18, 2015—raises grave questions about issues such as tampered crime scene evidence and DNA ...
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  • Available Jobs for Forensic Investigators

    || 15-Dec-2015

    At CSI Academy, we train students in the fundamentals and cutting-edge developments of forensic investigation. In our state-of-the-art facility, we train citizens, private detectives, and law enforcement professionals in the best practices of crime scene investigation as well as providing accurate and effective testimony. But what jobs are available to our course graduates? Below, we have outlined ...
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  • Headed to the 2015 FDIAI Forensic Training Conference

    || 16-Oct-2015

    We are excited to be heading to the FDIAI 2015 Educational Training Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend. The conference will be covering educational forensic training from October 18 th through the 22 nd. The annual conference covers a variety of subjects, providing extensive forensic education and review to attendees. As a gold sponsor of the FDIAI conference, CSI Academy is ...
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  • How to Attain a Crime Scene Analyst Certification in Florida

    || 14-Aug-2015

    In order to receive certification in crime scene analysis, an individual must have an extensive understanding of numerous topics regarding crime scenes. A certain level of intellect and technique is required for this career, which is why the industry has established qualifying factors that each individual is mandated to meet. In order to become a certified crime scene analyst in Florida, one must ...
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  • Instructor Focus: Marc Trahan

    || 16-Jul-2015

    Greetings! My name is Marc Trahan. I am an instructor with the CSI Academy. For the last 30 years I have worked as a Police Officer for the Gainesville Police Department in Gainesville, Florida. The last 24 of those years were spent as a sworn Crime Scene Investigator in the Forensic Crime Unit. I retire from the Gainesville Police Department at the end of October 2015. Off duty I’m an ...
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  • Students Complete Basic Bloodstain Analysis Course

    || 13-Jul-2015

    New alumni of the CSI Academy successfully completed 16 laboratory exercises for their certificates in Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. Students spent the vast majority of time creating bloodstain patterns commonly found at violent crime events and learned how to reconstruct the possible cause using scientific principles. The next Basic Bloodstain Analysis course is scheduled for October 5-9, ...
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  • The Real 'Dirt' In Forensic Science

    || 20-May-2015

    Dr. Lorna Dawson sees the value in something most of us find annoying; dirt on a person's shoes. By studying the differences in soil samples and using sophisticated laboratory analysis, Dr. Dawson has spent the past 30 years transforming the landscape of soil analysis and has closed cases that otherwise may have remained cold. Read the full article here!
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