Tag Archives: Forensics

Outline or No Outline? / Author Rick Reed

Outline or no outline? That is the question. Sometimes it’s great to hear how other successful writers do it. Author Rick Reed, after writing several acclaimed books, has found his groove. Here’s his take on how he plots. Happy Reading! … Continue reading

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Time Of Death / Forensic Investigator Steve Rush

Accurate details prove important when including crime scenes in our prose. Three basic questions we want to answer when writing these scenes are: What was my character doing before incident? What altered and/or interrupted her/him at the inciting moment? What … Continue reading

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Guns: Magic or Science / Author Ernest Lancaster

I wouldn’t dare presume to tell you how to define the weapons your characters use.  After all, Hollywood churns out films with magical guns and bullets that defy the laws of physics.  And heroes with implausible powers from Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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When Investigators Can Lie / Sheila Stephens, Law Enforcement and Forensic Psychology Expert

Movies and T.V. have changed public perception of the way investigations are conducted.  Many cop and P.I. programs, regularly, show the protagonist using a pretext, more often than not an outrageous one, to obtain information.  Ever wonder how legal that … Continue reading

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Projectile Tech 101: A two-part series (part 2) / Sgt. James Spitzer (Retired)

An Expanding Bullet serves two distinct functions. The first function is to create a larger wound track, thereby inflicting more damage to the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system or the muscular/skeletal structure of the unlucky recipient.  The empty space … Continue reading

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Projectile Tech 101: A two-part series / Sgt. James Spitzer (Retired)

In the world of Forensic Science, part of the job of a Firearms Examiner is to wade through a sea of myths and misconceptions to deliver the genuine facts into the hands of an often bewildered jury. This is never … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Wednesday, November 28, 2012 / “Run to Ground” by D.P. Lyle / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Run To Ground by D.P. Lyle. What would you do if someone brutally murdered your child? Why Clay Stafford chose this book: The thriller “Run to Ground” is D.P. Lyle’s best work of fiction. I served for four … Continue reading

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