Listed below, you'll find professional organizations of professionals active in the field of forensic science. Each organization offers some resources free to the public.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences offers and online reference library.
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners provides a page of resources (many free).
The Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction provides a digital archives of their professional journal.
Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators has links to outside news and information in their meeting notes.
International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services offers access to archival issues of their journal.
International Associatoin of Forensic Toxicologists has a useful news section.
International Homicide Investigators Association provides articles and other resources.
National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology & the Law offers a number of self study courses, including: DNA for the Defense; Law 101 Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert; and, a Cold Case Toolkit.
Emily J. Will, Board Certified Forensics Document Examiner
Site includes interesting information on theory, application and technical aspects of handwirting analysis. Links to famous cases and related articles.
Online tool helps users identify fonts used in digitally created documents.
Virtual Typewriter Museum
Collection section helpful in identifying brand/type of typewriter used.
An online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages.
Cyberpsychologist: Online, 'Every Contact Leaves A Trace'
Beginner's Guide to Digital Forensics (Infographic)
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Criminalistics vs. Criminology (USLegal.com)
Criminalistics Information (Callifornia Assn of Criminalists)
What It Takes to Become a CSI (Crime Scene Investigator)
Written in Bone: Forensics Files of 17th Century Chesapeake(National Museum of Natural History)
Forensic Anthropology (Simon Frasier University)
Forensic Archaeology (Simon Frasier University)
Forensics (from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists)
Forensic Botany by Jennifer Van Dommelen, Dalhousie University
Determining Identity Through Dental Forensics
Interview with Gerald L. Vale, dental forensic scientist.
Forensic Dentistry Online
Great site with both information, images and links news.
Forensic Odontology - Bitemark Evidence
David C. Averill's (DDS) discusses bitemark evidence in the news.
Forensic Engineering (Structural Technology Corp.)
Guide for Investigating Bomb and Explosion Scenes (National Institute of Justice)
Information about scene processing. Make note of the many sub-specialists involved in this type of case.
National Academy of Forensic Engineers
Site includes current events related to the field.
Explosives (Forensics Library)
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Forensic Entomology (Dr. J.H. Boyd)
Forensic Entomology (Simon Frasier University)
Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time NPR: Weekend All Things Considered
The Renaissance in Forensic Geology (Teach Earth Science Magazine)
The Role of Geoforensics in Policing and Law Enforcement (Emergency Global)
Collecting Crime Evidence from Earth (Geotimes)
Exploring Forensic Medical Imaging (The Big Picture)
Forensically (in Beta)
Murder in black and white: Victorian crime scenes and the Ripper photographs (Victorian Studies)
Sorting the Real Sandy Photos from the Fakes (The Atlantic)
Becoming a Forensic Nurse (Nurses Without Borders)
Eight Great Forensic Nurse Specialties (allNursingSchools.com)
Office for Victims of Crime
A useful resource with information related to the key role forensic nurses play in reaching out to the victims and families of the victims of crime.
Forensic Pathology Online (Dr. Dinesh Rao)
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The Forensic Panel: Forensic Psychiatry Information
This site has a wealth of information that will help you understand the role of the Forensic Psychiatrist/Psychologist. It includes explanation of all major functions of the specialist, including competency evaluations, mental health treatment of the incarcerated, and much more.
What Does a Forensic Psychiatrist Do? (Learn.org)
ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs (GVRL, 2011)
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A Simplified Guide to Forensic Audio and Video Analysis (NFSTC and BJA)
Reading Your Voice to Detect Crime (ABC News)
The Truth Meter: Don't Seat It (Make Magazine)
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