Forensic Science Was Not Invented by Scientists

In our most recent forensic training, we learned…

Forensic science was not invented by scientists.

Although its methods are highly scientific, forensic science owes its beginnings to cops who relied heavily on observation and common sense.

Police officers using fingerprints to identify culprits led to forensic science as we know it today. The most impressive advances, such as DNA testing and UV light screening, came into the picture much later, when technology was more advanced.

The practicality of investigators in the past is responsible for modern scientific forensic methods and launched a huge, multi-faceted career field in which there are approximately 40 different sub-fields under the “forensic science” umbrella, including “Forensic Handwriting Analysis”.

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Ms. Mozelle MartinFMHP, FHWE, PhD.

  • 35-year  International Forensic Handwriting Expert
  • Author:  What I Learned From Watching CSI
  • Contracted Forensic Mental Health Professional for Jails & Prisons
  • Creator” The Housecall Analyst forensic book series
  • Forensic Consultant since 2007 – FindMeGroup.org
  • Forensic Team Member since 2020 – ColdCaseFoundation.org
  • Former Forensic Consultant – Criminal Minds TV show
  • Media Commentator for ABC, NBC, TruTV, Crime Watch Daily, etc.
  • Plantologist, Pianist, Photographer, and Artist

www.MozelleMartin.com

Other People’s DNA on Your Fork

As someone who has spent decades working on true crimes, I am maybe hyper-aware of where people leave their DNA.

For example, have you ever wondered just how many people’s DNA is on your “clean” fork (or knife, spoon, glass, etc.) at a restaurant?

Well, this is what I sat down to today. No thank you!

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HOWEVER….

Per Bon Appetit… “If you’re a criminal who wants to eat out while you’re on the lam, though, you’re out of luck. American courts have almost unanimously treated the DNA you leave behind on coffee cups or dinner plates as fair game for cops without a warrant, even if you’re eating at a privately-owned restaurant. Under most courts’ legal reasoning, you’ve essentially abandoned your DNA at the table, just as police are allowed to use what’s in your garbage can against you without a warrant because you’ve legally abandoned that trash as well” [continue reading]

I’m a germophobe. If you are too, you’d definitely want to read THIS from Bustle.

Also, according to Prevention… “Restaurants Can Make You Sick, and bad (spoiled) food has nothing to do with it” [continue reading]

I really hate to cook but perhaps this is a good enough incentive to start!

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Ms. Mozelle MartinFMHP, FHWE, PhD.

  • 35-year  International Forensic Handwriting Expert
  • Author:  What I Learned From Watching CSI
  • Contracted Forensic Mental Health Professional for Jails & Prisons
  • Creator of The Housecall Analyst forensic book series
  • Forensic Consultant since 2007 – FindMeGroup.org
  • Former Forensic Consultant – Criminal Minds TV show
  • Media Commentator for ABC, NBC, TruTV, Crime Watch Daily, etc.
  • Plantologist, Pianist, Photographer, and Artist

www.MozelleMartin.com