I’m traveling today, so I thought I’d leave you with these points to ponder. I’ll check in later in the day, when I have a break.
AAFS – American Academy of Forensic Science
Adipocere – Waxy substance found on decomposing bodies (consisting of fatty tissue). Also known as grave wax.
APIS – Automated Palmprint Identification System.
BDU – Battle dress uniform (often worn by crime scene investigators, SWAT, canine officers, and entry teams).
BioFoam – A substance used to make impressions.
CSM – Crime scene management.
EDTA – Anticoagulating agent (tubes containing EDTA have purple tops).
Fire triangle – Three must-haves for a fire to burn—heat, fuel, and oxygen.
Floater – Body found in water.
IABPA – International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
PPE – Personal protective equipment.
Tache noire – Drying of the eye that results in a black line across the cornea.
V Pattern – Pattern formed by fire burning on or against a wall. Usually the fire’s point of origin is at the peak of the V.