Here’s a list of forensics links for crime fiction writers to wade through or dive into:
Consortium of Forensics Science Organizations: http://www.thecfso.org/news/
Click on their news link for many interesting articles on what’s happening in the field.
International Association for Identification: http://www.theiai.org/
Click on their current affairs link for articles on finger printing.
NAME – National Association of Medical Examiners: http://thename.org/
Click on Name archives for good stuff.
Crime Lab Project: http://crimelabproject.com/
Many crime fiction writers would be shocked to discover the state of crime labs around the nation is nothing like it’s being portrayed in thrillers, on TV, and in the movies. Many crime scene labs do not have the latest in equipment…far from it! In fact many labs don’t even have adequate computers with which to log in evidence. For more information on this a visit to the Crime Lab Project’s web site is a must.