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  • David Thomas Talks with The Heat About Police & Community Tension

    || 26-Jun-2015

    With the media covering recent story after story about unarmed African American citizens killed by police officers, followed by an outcry for justice, it seems like there is still a serious need for a real solution to be implemented. Many believe that hiring more African Americans to serve on the police force can help to ease tensions between police officers and the communities they serve, but is ...
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  • Our Own, David J. Thomas in GQ Magazine

    || 9-Jun-2015

    With the increased attention to psychological screening for police officers, GQ Magazine reached out to CSI Academy of Florida 's own, David J. Thomas for some insight into the mental health of those in the field. Mr. Thomas is a therapist, former cop, and provides counseling and therapy services to law enforcement officers. Read the full article here!
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  • The CSI Academy of Florida's tradition continues! Join us in Sacramento, CA on Monday, August 3 from 4-7pm at the opening reception and have a beer (or 2) and pretzel (or 2) with us! Raise your glass and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the IAI! See you there! PROST!
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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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  • Introduction to CSI Class Solves the Case!

    || 11-May-2015

    Our latest class of CSI alumni has successfully solved the mock homicide and the "grand jury" has indicted the suspect! If you want to test your skills and learn some new ones, our next Intro to CSI class will be held from November 2-6, 2015. Call today --seats are filling fast!
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  • Instructor Focus: Amy Kinsey

    || 5-May-2015

    I first heard about the CSI Academy from Derek Schmidt, a fellow instructor and former coworker at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. The idea he presented to me sounded amazing. A place where we, as instructors, could bring the students to the crime scene instead of just reading about the topic in a book and viewing someone else’s photographs. Talk about the ultimate hands on ...
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  • Scientists Successfully Separate The Dna Of Identical Twins

    || 29-Apr-2015

    Hollywood has long capitalized on the notion of identical twins committing "the perfect crime" and pinning the deed on one another, leaving DNA evidence as an empty lead. This week scientists in the UK have separated the DNA of identical twins using what they term 'mutation analysis'. Read more about this breakthrough research via this hyperlink: ...
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  • University Of Florida Spring 2015 Crime Scene Laboratory Class

    || 17-Apr-2015

    Seven students from the University of Florida graduate program in Forensic Science completed the Crime Scene Laboratory course at the CSI Academy this week! 40 hours of lab work included scene searches and sketching, latent print development and recovery, trace evidence, anthropology/surface skeletal recovery procedures, bloodstain pattern analysis, DNA and shooting scene analysis. The course is a ...
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  • Put Away Your Protein Shake-Drink Ashes Instead!

    || 24-Mar-2015

    Put Away Your Protein Shake—Drink Ashes Instead! New research has shown that Roman Gladiators consumed a drink made of the ashes of plants in order to supplement their diet of grains and beans. It was thought that consuming the ashes would promote bone healing, which this research has initially proven true with high levels of strontium in the bones of an unearthed Gladiator from the 2 nd or ...
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  • CSI Academy to Offer a New Course This Fall!

    || 13-Mar-2015

    CSI Academy to Offer a New Course This Fall! The CSI Academy has been asked by FDIAI Region 3 Director Jon Wierzbowski to develop and present a one-day curriculum entitled “Examination, Documentation and Preservation of Bloodstain Patterns on Clothing” . This course will be taught on March 26, 2015 at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in Bushnell, Florida. Call 813-315-3993 for ...
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  • The Lyon Sisters Update: Sex offender admits being with the girls on the day of their disappearance Sheila and Katherine Lyon disappeared from Wheaton Plaza Mall in 1975. The Montgomery County, Maryland sisters were last seen on March 25, 1975 while eating pizza during their Spring Break. Both sisters were seen talking to an unidentified male and were never seen again. For 40 years, police have ...
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  • Nice write up in UF Health Magazine about CSI Academy of Florida and UF partnership. Sign ups for Crime Scene Laboratory via the UF graduate program is happening now. http://post.health.ufl.edu/2014/12/03/the-fingerprints-story/
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  • CSI Instructor Marc Trahan was recently called to serve as an expert witness in the murder trial of 20-year-old Pedro Bravo. Bravo, who was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder, was on trial for killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar by strangulation. Trahan, the prosecution’s first witness, is a crime scene investigator for the Gainesville Police Department. Trahan ...
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  • Anthony Falsetti, Dean at The CSI Academy of Florida, is a smart guy. He’s a nationally recognized forensic anthropologist & he’s been a consultant for National Geographic, as well as CourtTV. Recently, Dr. Falsetti appeared on WCJB here in Florida to talk about a case he’d recently worked on. The Levy County School Board turned to him when looking for clues about when they ...
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  • Karen Smith, The CSI Academy of Florida’s resident expert in Blood Stain Pattern Analysis, will be traveling to Franklin, NC next week in order to evaluate evidence in a 51 year-old murder case. In July 1963, 40 year-old Frances Bullock was brutally murdered in her own home. The case remains unsolved and the events of that day continue to pique the interest of those living in and around the ...
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  • CSI Academy of Florida Dedicates Building to Danny Pascucci The CSI Academy is honored to have hosted the dedication of our facility in honor of Detective Sergeant Danny Pascucci, Crime Scene Investigator on 27 May 2014. Danny was and is an integral part of our ongoing efforts to provide specialized training to forensic science students, crime scene investigators and law enforcement specialists. ...
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  • CSI Academy of Florida Announces University of Florida Partnership ALACHUA, Fla. – The CSI Academy of Florida is pleased to announce their partnership with the University of Florida. The two organizations have entered into a three-year educational partnership to enhance learning and research in crime scene technology and forensic science. “This partnership recognizes the strengths of ...
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