Australia's First Crime Scene Investigation Lab Opens

Ever thought about becoming a CSI? NSW Police and the University of Western Sydney have joined forces on a new multi-million dollar forensic science centre where students learn how to gather evidence in realistic crime scenes. Huge bonus infographic: How Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Works...

NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipion said the new lab will give police, scientists and students -- from fields like policing, law, nursing, business and health -- access to cutting edge forensic techniques.

But Glenn Porter, Head of the Forensic Science program at UWS, points out that students won't be wearing designer clothes like crime scene investigators wear on TV.

"Students wear hot and stuffy crime scene suits - full head-to-toe overalls - gloves, face masks and eye protection. It's uncomfortable, but without it the crime scene could be potentially contaminated and forensic evidence rejected by the courts."

The centre also includes a purpose-built area to analyse blood spatter. Courtesy of (unrelated to UWS), here's how bloodstain pattern analysis works:

[UWS and NSW Police via SMH]

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    They still measure & calculate in feet per second? GO METRIC, PEOPLE!

    This article and the head picture that goes with it, reminds of of Dexter (tv show).

    No clever Dexter jokes yet? Come on internet, you're letting me down.

    So we already had a potentially unsustainable uptake in forensic analysts due to the CSI franchise factor.

    I guess they are seeing a drop off as its not as popular any more and are now targeting Dexter fans.

    Well at least it means that people with more intelligence and discernment will be in the profession.

    yes, but what are the meteorological impacts amnd influences in BSA?

    Was than an obscure enough Dexter reference for you?

    haha look at the references!! Directly off the Dexter website. If this was in melbourne id be there.


    types of wounds #5 - death by belt sander!

    maybe that tarot reading was right after all...

    For some reason I can feel a new series of "Dexter Australia" coming up....

    This isn't the first. I live in canberra and have filmed inside the AFP CSI training centre here in Canberra. It was at CIT

    Look I have no interest in dexter I just want to know about the csi as I want to be an csi agent when I'm old enough and can you please tell me more about it like how old I have to be to go and what courses I will need to learn to go please

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