Are you ready to start your forensic career? Not sure how to get started? Are you a recent graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology/Administration of Justice? Are you looking to start a new career? If so, then this is the course for YOU!
Learn the 10 steps needed to set yourself apart when applying for forensic positions. Learn how to network with forensic professionals, how to enhance your college degree and how the forensic related shows, such as Bones, CSI, and NCIS, help you learn forensic terminology, vocabulary, and the scientific process.
This one hour introductory course includes downloadable resources that will help start your forensic career and is delivered in short concise presentations outlining each step.
I'm positive these tips will help you get started networking with forensic professionals who can help you build your forensic contact portfolio.
NEW UPDATES SEPTEMBER 2014
Added new lectures about the CSI Effect (found in Lecture 6) and a new forensic career path, Veterinary Forensics (found in Lecture 11).
Welcome Note to Students. Brief description of Forensic Training Unlimited and how we can help you achieve your forensic goals.
Audio describing why this course is important to you! Let's Get Going!
In criminal law, the term “CSI Effect” commonly refers to the perceived impact the CSI television show has on juror expectation and unexpected jury verdicts. This article coins a new phrase, “CSI Infection,” by focusing on the significant legal impact that the fear of “CSI Infected Jurors” has made upon the criminal justice system. The CSI Infection is the ubiquitous “It” factor that scholars cannot conclusively prove nor effectively explain away; however, practitioners overwhelmingly confirm the CSI Effect’s impact on criminal jury trials. The CSI Effect’s existence, the CSI Effect’s true or perceived impact on acquittals and convictions, and how to define the CSI Effect, permeates criminal trials. For example, litigators base their motions on the CSI Effect and build their trial strategies around the CSI Effect, transforming the legal arguments of trial lawyers on both sides of a case. Specifically, voir dire questions, jury instructions, as well as opening statements and closing arguments have been modified and correspondingly challenged on appeal – all because of the CSI Effect.
Why reading is important in getting your forensic career started.
List of forensic reading material
How to enhance your college degree!
Suggested College Courses
Develop a backup plan to gain employment skills while in school or while you are applying for forensic positions.
Volunteering Equals Experience
List of Places to Volunteer
You NEED a resume!
Think outside the norm (resume tips)
Professional Forensic Organizations
List of Professional Forensic Associations. This is a brief list and there are many more!
Networking is a must to get to your goals!
Your Success is My Goal. I've been teaching for over 15 years, specifically in Forensic Science, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Justice courses, as well as being a career mentor. During this time I've been an adjunct professor for several local colleges, a guest lecturer for a major organization, and have had the pleasure of teaching students of various ages and backgrounds.
What Do You Want to Learn?
Would you like to learn how to start a forensic career?
Are you wondering how to investigate a crime scene?
Wondering how to start networking with (forensic) professionals?
Looking for ways in how to market your resume?
Wondering how to create and develop a professional portfolio?
Looking for courses to help you train in becoming a forensic professional?
As a credentialed teacher, I've had my students investigate mock crime scenes, created a hands-on forensic training curriculum for both high school and college students, introduced forensic techniques via hands-on training laboratory activities, facilitated career seminars, and sponsored student involvement in professional workshops.
In addition, I created a niche of providing guidance to students by developing on-site career training courses, providing guides of how students can market their resumes and find internships, advising students the pros/cons of social media in marketing their career, and teaching the #1 secret to getting noticed on LinkedIn (believe it or not, many students still don't use LinkedIn for career creation or career advancement).
Several years ago, I realized the need of continued training for students interested in starting a career in forensic science, thus I founded Forensic Training Unlimited LLC (FTU), which is located in Southern California. FTU offers hands-on training, workshops, seminars, and online training courses specifically designed for students who want a career as a forensic professional. Currently, many of my former students are now working as Crime Scene Investigators, Death Investigators, Private Investigator, Forensic Nurses, Forensic Technicians, Autopsy Attendants, Fingerprint Specialists, and in various law enforcement positions.
I have several POST (Peace Officers Standards of Training) certificates, have trained with the Los Angeles County Coroner, Orange County (CA) Sheriff Department, and hold professional memberships in Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers, International Association for Identification, Latino Peace Officers Association, and the California State Division of the International Association of Identification. Lastly, I have a MS in Forensic Investigations.
I am passionate about bringing students closer to their forensic career goals and I'm proud to be considered a career mentor to students--of any age.
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