Forensic Science

A student investigates a handprint at Arcadia's Crime Scene House. Photo courtesy of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Jun 30, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

High School Students Scour Arcadia Crime Scene House for Clues

Sixteen high school students came to Arcadia on June 23 to practice gathering forensic evidence at Arcadia’s Crime Scene House at 2063 Church Road, as part of the Teva Pharmaceuticals summer internship program at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and in conjunction with Arcadia's...

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Apr 8, 2015 jretter Retter

Klobut ’15M, Dr. Scott Present on Detecting Drug Abuse Through Hair

Master of Science in Forensic Science student Jakub Klobut ’15M and Dr. Karen Scott, director and associate professor of Forensic Science, presented research on “Supported Liquid Extraction,” a method of drug abuse detection through hair, at the 67th Annual Meeting of the...

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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Scott and Logan Publish Paper on Synthetic Cannabinoid Drugs in Forensic Science Reviews

Dr. Karen Scott, assistant professor and director of the forensic science program, and Dr. Barry Logan, clinical professor of forensic science, recently published an article titled “Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Adverse Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoid Drugs” in Forensic Science Reviews. The paper...

Jan 27, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Cuts Ribbon on Crime Scene House

Dr. John Hoffman, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, cut the ribbon during the Jan. 22 opening ceremonies of Arcadia’s Crime Scene House at 2063 Church Road. Also present were Dr. Karen Scott, director and associate professor of forensic science, and Montgomery County law enforcement...

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Nov 3, 2014 Purnell Cropper

WHYY Features Student, Faculty Work on Flesh-eating Beetles, Bone Research

If there is a perfect day for a story about flesh-eating beetles, it’s Halloween. On Oct. 31, students and faculty in Arcadia’s biology and forensic science departments were featured in “The role of flesh-eating beetles in forensics and bone research at Arcadia University” on WHYY’s The Pulse, a...

Sep 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Gaines Finds That Dead Men Do Tell Tales

By COURTNEY WRIGHT It’s pitch black, long after dark in a south N.J. wood. A group of police officers, dodging heavy branches and nocturnal creatures, lugs a large spotlight, illuminating the forest. To add to the potential eeriness, a massive nest of daddy long legs seemed to beckon Allison...

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Jul 17, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Haumesser ’11 and Kinebrew ’90 Named Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows

Each year, the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship recruits teacher candidates who have worked or are working in the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) fields to complete a master’s program, earn their teaching licenses, and commit to three years of teaching math and...

Mar 6, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Mazzanti Named President of Council of Forensic Science Educators

At the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Washington D.C., the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE) announced Heather Mazzanti, Assistant Director and Assistant Professor of Forensic Science at Arcadia University, to be its new president. As the president-elect...

Mar 6, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Forensic Science Faculty and Students Attend AAFS Meeting

The 65th annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting was held  Feb. 18-23 in Washington D.C. and was attended by faculty and students of Arcadia’s Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) program. Second-year students Katie Tynon and Apisri Ieamniramit gave platform...

Feb 20, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

AAFS Recognizes Award-Winning Forensic Toxicologists of NMS Labs

Drs. Barry Logan and Sherri Kacinko, Adjunct Professors in Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science program, are two of three  NMS Labs experts who will be recognized at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to forensic...

Feb 20, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

AAFS Recognizes Award-Winning Forensic Toxicologists of NMS Labs

Drs. Barry Logan and Sherri Kacinko, Adjunct Professors in Arcadia University’s Master of Forensic Science program, are two of three  NMS Labs experts who will be recognized at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to forensic...

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Nov 29, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Scott Speaks at Forensic Science Forum

Dr. Karen Scott was recently invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Forensic Science Forum held on campus at Arcadia University. Scott spoke about “The Pleasure and Pain of Hair Testing in Forensic Toxicology.” The forum was sponsored by The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education, in...