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Crimson crime-scene solver: Karen Green
November 17, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

blood-dropsPUYALLUP, Wash. – The “blood” that Karen Green flung from her gloved hand fanned out in droplets on the wall in front of her. The size, shape and location of blood spatter can reveal a lot about how a violent crime is carried out, she told a CBS correspondent during a recently aired segment of the news program “48 Hours.”

Sept. 8: Common reading investigates DNA, forensic science
September 3, 2015

KempPULLMAN, Wash. – How the knowledge of DNA has evolved to take its place in forensic science will be discussed by Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in CUE 203 as part of a free, public, common reading talk.

Graduating detective enlists help from TRiO to succeed
May 8, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Nunez-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – Jacinto “Jason” Nunez was able to make a successful life for himself and his family as a detective for the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, but he always felt something was missing.

Nov. 20: Students practice forensic accounting at mock trial
November 18, 2014

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and University of Idaho students will showcase their investigative and prosecution skills in a free, public mock arbitration exercise 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the UI Law School’s model courtroom.

Cybercrime/digital forensics explored
October 3, 2006

WSU, with a sponsorship from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, will host the first WSU Cybercrime and Digital Forensics conference at Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane on Oct. 25-26. Forensic experts, law enforcement members and government agencies will explore the rapid growth of all aspects of cybercrime, from identity theft to Internet predators. Conference seating is limited. For additional information and to register, visit or call John Thielbahr, 335-8177, or Jim Self, 335-5606.