Forensic Science

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Professor Named President-Elect of American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Dr. Barry K. Logan, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science in Arcadia University’s FEPAC-accredited Forensic Science master's program, was elected President–elect of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences last week in Atlanta, Ga. AAFS is the premier forensic science professional organization in...

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

21 Forensic Science Students Attend Academy Meeting; 5 Present

All 21 of Arcadia’s second-year Forensic Science master’s students attended the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting last week in Atlanta, Ga., where they had an opportunity to network, attend training, learn about the latest research in the field, and prepare for applying for jobs...

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Student Presents Research on Codeine in Toxicological Samples

Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science student Martha Clair Wood, a resident of Boone, N.C., was one of five Arcadia students who presented research at the February annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Atlanta, Ga. Wood’s presentation research was “The...

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Mar 9, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Forensic Science Student Presents on Test for Stimulant Kratom

Arcadia University Master of Science in Forensic Science student Theresa Scott, a resident of Brighton, Mich., presented her research, “Chemical Characterization of Kratom and Associated Alkaloids,” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in February in Atlanta. “I have...

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Feb 3, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Forensic Science Students Participate in American Academy Meeting, Feb. 20-25

Second year students in Arcadia University’s FEPAC accredited Master’s in Forensic Science program will attend the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) meeting, in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 20-25. Three Arcadia students have been selected to present their research. Emmi Slivka and Theresa Scott...

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Aug 19, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Scott '10M Launches Nexus for Future Forensic Students

Forensic scientist, tutor, adviser and mentor Tatiana T. Scott ’10M uses her skills in areas other than the laboratory. After noting a disparity in the field of forensic science, she recently launched a website dedicated to dispelling common misconceptions and guiding future students. Shortly...

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Aug 10, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Harris Challenges the Use of the Duquenois-Levine Test in Legal Convictions

Heather Harris, Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science, addressed the validity of drug identification methods in an article that appeared in Aug. 4 edition of The Guardian. She was consulted on the Duquenois-Levine test, which is widely used to detect marijuana. The test, a variation on simple...

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Aug 5, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Serologist Stepanchick ’07M Plays Dynamic Role in Forensic Crime Investigation

Joel Stepanchick ’07M, serologist for the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab in Bethlehem, Pa., plays a dynamic role in crime investigation. Serving in the highly sought-after position, he demonstrates his forensics expertise in the lab and at crime scenes and courtrooms throughout Schuylkill,...

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Jul 29, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Tokarz Lands Forensic Chemist Job Through Internship

By Larry Atkins Sally Tokarz ’07M has been a Forensic Chemist for NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pa., since 2006. In her position, she analyzes and identifies controlled substances and pharmaceutical preparations using chemical, microscopic, and instrumental methods of analysis, and produces reports...

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Jul 15, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Forensic Science Students Sweep Top-Five in National Ranking

For the second time Arcadia University has had a Forensic Science graduate student rank #1 on the FSAT.  Sarah Keeling, who graduated in May from the Master of Forensic Science program, placed #1 on the FSAT. Arcadia also had four students place in the top five of which three were members of the...

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Jul 8, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Master's Students Mentor Teens at DiGregorio Summer Forensic Science Program

Six students in Arcadia’s Forensic Science graduate program are spending the summer helping Philadelphia-area high school students develop new thinking and scientific skills as part of the G. John Digregorio Summer Science Program, a full-time eight-week forensic science research course. Sponsored...

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Jul 8, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Logan Testifies in Casey Anthony Trial

Dr. Barry Logan, an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science and National Director of Forensic Services at NMS Labs, testified for the defense in the Casey Anthony trial on Thursday, June 23. Logan offered his expertise on forensic toxicology and raised questions about the protocol used by the...