forensic studies

The novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin became popular in the northern states and created huge amounts of sympathy for the Abolition movement with it’s portrayal of an enslaved man. Abraham Lincoln allegedly said that the book was one of the reasons white people in the north began calling for a Civil War.

The film A Birth of a Nation was directly responsible for the Ku Klux Klan’s reestablishment as well as a reported spike in racially motivated crimes, attacks, and even riots.

A study has shown that watching shows that feature homosexuals and homosexual relationships increases viewers’ sympathy for lgtb causes, even in people who claim to be uncomfortable about homosexuality before they begin watching.

A significant portion of people involved in the world’s space programs claim that Star Trek and similar shows and movies inspired them as children and began their interest in space and science.

Currently there are more students than ever involved in forensic studies programs and there is evidence that shows like CSI, Law and Order, and other investigative crime shows is a factor in the increase in interest in the field.

Although still being researched, many experts claim that a “CSI Effect” is responsible for jurors demanding more forensic evidence in criminal trials there by raising the standard of proof for prosecutors, even if the standard is unrealistic and inaccurate.

The American Psychological Association has confirmed a link between violent video games and aggressive behavior especially in children.

Don’t tell me that fiction doesn’t impact reality.


I know I’m new to doing original posts so hi! But have an in class assessment for microscopy on the first day back 😳 Featuring my periodic table mug


Word Count: 4519

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warnings: Language, Violence, Mentions of suicide (Not major character), Deaths

A/N: Written for @deansdirtylittlesecretsblog ‘s trope challenge. My trope was pretend marriage. This is also my first long fic in…awhile. So I apologize for the horribleness of it in advance. 

Thanks to @nichelle-my-belle for being my awesome beta and extra extra special thanks to @chaos-and-the-calm67 for helping me come up with a plot. There would literally be no fic without her. 

You pulled up in the scrapyard next to the black Impala and threw your black ‘65 Challenger in park. You were half hoping that Sam would have come alone to work this case, but no such luck. If that car was here Sam definitely wasn’t alone. You’d have to deal with him. “Thanks for comin’ so quick, kid.” Bobby opened your door and pulled you out and into a hug.

“Anything for you, old man. You know that.” You giggled, breaking the hug and letting Bobby lead you to the door. “So I take it Dean’s here?”

“Yeah…we need to talk about that.” Bobby hesitated, opening the door and letting you in. As soon as you saw Sam propped up on the couch with his leg in a cast you spun around.

“No. No fucking way, Bobby!”


“No! The deal was I’m supposed to be fake married to Sam and he clearly is in no condition to work this case and I know what you’re about to say! Can’t we find someone else?”

“Come on, Y/N, I’m not that bad.” Dean rounded the corner, staring at you with that stupid smirk on his face. “Besides, it’s not like I really wanna be fake married to you either. Living in a house with you for as long as this case takes?”

“Excuse me?” Your voice increased in pitch as you whipped around to glare at Dean.

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ID #55563

Name: Moe
Age: 17
Country: United States 

Hiii, all. My name is Moe, and I’m from the USA. I love talking to people 24/7 - well, most of that time. I love a lot of things; some being: animals (I own many myself), photography, reading, writing, horseback riding, and studying things like psychology and true crime. When I get older, I wish to become a forensic psychologist/sociologist. I’m a very out going person and enjoy being around good energy. I love to laugh and explore/try new things.
Also, I am a big kpop fan lol. It would be great to chat with someone that I could share and trade pictures/writings with and also talk about books with, even fangirl with. I’m up for multiple types of chat, letters, emails, etc. 

Preferences: I am not too picky; someone who is around my own age, and possibly shares some interests with me!

Soulmate Au: Barry Allen

Requested: Oui Oui

Warnings: Um Fluff?

Prompts: 4, 21, 35

Words: 622

Song of chapter: IDK 

{Y/C/N} means Your city name

When you reach a certain age, words are imprinted on your wrist. Those certain words are the first words your soulmate would ever say to you. Some words were sweet and adorable, some were strange. Yours, yours were a mystery. No matter how much you searched, you couldn’t find him.

You rushed down the streets of Central City. You’d orginially been from {Y/C/N} but you felt like it was time to make a name for yourself. Sure you loved working in your old city, but the same venue was getting boring to you. And the sudden news of ‘Meta-Humans’ and ‘The Flash’ also caught your attention. You also studied Forensic Psychology in your college days and wanted to help make a difference.

When CCPD finally called you with a job offer, you were delighted. You were over the moon with happiness. Your parents were sadden about the fact that you had to move away, but they were happy nonetheless. So when time finally came, you glanced down at your wrist and smiled, maybe you’ll be closer to your soulmate when you move. You bid your parents a teary goodbye and left. Leaving your city behind, happy that your were starting over.

You muttered quick apologies over your shoulder, the first day on the job and you were already late. You had a bad habit of doing that, running late to the most important things. Your heeled feet made you curse to yourself for choosing the damned shoes knowing you would be late.

Stepping into the building of CCPD, you immediately fixed yourself up. Your shirt had been hanging loosely over your pants, you quickly tucked it in before advancing towards the captains office with the help of passing officers. Your heels clicked against the stairs. Your hands nervously shaking. Your palms were full of sweat. The butterflies in your stomach increased as you walked closer to the office with ‘The Captain’ on it.

“Hi Um, I’m sorry, I’m new here and the email told me to come to your office,” you awkwardly said after you knocked. The man only gave you a smile and directed another officer, you assumed, to take you to your office. It was a large space, empty. The large windows were closed and streamed sunlight into the room.

The day seemed to drag on and Central City was lit up. You just wanted to have a normal night, but central city seemed to have different plans for you. Of course, the area was full of Meta-Humans. So that’s where you found yourself, standing on the ledge of a bridge with a meta by your side, urging you towards the icy waters bellow.

“What are you doing?” The meta had asked seeing you contemplating the jump. You hadn’t realised the Flash standing to the metas side, the waves on the bottom made your stomach churn. You just wanted a normal night with Netflix, was that to much to ask?

“I’m jumping, duh,” you stated as if it were obvious, your sass becoming evident. The Flash chuckled, fighting the meta who was throwing beam rays towards him. You only found yourself flying through the air, the gush of wind flying through your ears.

“Don’t worry, I’ll catch you,” the flash shouted towards to you as you fell through the air. The burning on your wrist had been ignored as you fell into the arms of the scarlet speedster.

“{Y/N} {L/N}” you introduced after saying a thank you to him. The burning of your wrist became apparent to you. You looked down at your wrist, the words slowly fading and being replaced by ‘You have met your soulmate,’

I’m kinda happy about it. I have mixed signals, but to the requester, I hope you liked it. Leave a request or a like or whatever you like.

Sorry it’s late…….

clarygaywood  asked:

21 with clizzy bc fraywood are the brotp

best friends sibling au (this has been sitting in my inbox for a bit but i figured your birthday would be the perfect day to post it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY)

Clary was never the type of person to have a huge group of friends, she was always perfectly happy with the handful of people close to her and during her freshman year of college, Alec had become one of those people.

They’d met when he and Magnus started dating and Clary knew she would like him, if for no other reason than the smile on Magnus’ face whenever Alec’s name came up. But, as time went on, she and Alec started talking and hanging out more, finding a common interest in reading and art (although Alec can’t draw to save his life), even bonding over coming out, an experience that had been very different for each of them.

They even developed a routine of going to get coffee on Saturday afternoons, either just to catch up or do homework, sometimes inviting Simon and Magnus to join them, but that was about the only thing that ever changed about their little routine. So when Clary came in to the coffee shop one Saturday and saw Alec sitting with a beautiful girl, she was a bit caught off guard.

“Hi,” Clary said as she approached the table, causing both the girl and Alec to look up at her. Shit, she was even prettier up close, with her shining eyes, red lipstick standing out against her skin and her hair looking so soft Clary couldn’t help but imagine how wonderful it would feel between her fingers.

“Clary, hi,” Alec said, breaking Clary out of her trance a bit. “This is my sister, Isabelle, she’s visiting for the weekend. Izzy, this is Clary.”

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lady-storms! They’re still just sketches though. And the first pic is a WIP. 

I’ve been contemplating the idea that Kay really wanted to go through her All Girl Yatagarasu plan. So after high school, she spent most of her time studying law in college and was later mentored by Edgeworth and perhaps Franziska. 

During this time Kay kept in contact with Ema and became close buddies.

And sometime during their studies, Kay wanted to recruit Ema into her Yatagarasu once she felt that she was trustworthy enough and she also knew she was studying into forensics meaning that she’ll still be involved in law and crime. After much MUCH thought, Ema accepted.

Together, using connections (because having close friends of the law has MANY perks) they would thoroughly research about recent crimes, company conspiracies and crime rings while physically and mentally training themselves (mostly Kay because she would do most of the sneaking stuff) with simulations) At the same time Kay would look for one final member to the group.

And Kay found it a huge plus that Ema became a homicide detective instead (though she had very mixed feelings about it because she rooted for Ema all the way and upsetted her that Ema didn’t get her dream job.)

And how they found their third member was how the games usually go. Kay first meets Athena on her second case as Prosecutor Faraday (with Ema working on the case with her), she realized Athena’s potential and did whatever she could to coerce her into joining the Yatagarasu. This was a very long process but eventually Athena joined the Yatagarasu because of  Phoenix and Edgeworth’s encouragement (with him telling Nick the events that occurred in AAI and what the Yatagarasu stood for.) 

I’m still working the kinks out of it but that’s basically what I got so far. 

I also just wanted to draw Kay as a prosecutor.

19.12.16 The start of my 100 days of productivity! Multitasking this morning. I have two babies to be working on, one is my extended essay due in in February, currently deciding between doing it on the recruitment of terrorists or strategies for offenders to desist from crime. Also working on my thesis, I have a literature review due in when I go back after Christmas. I have to go out at lunch time to get some Christmas shopping done, will be doing a fair amount of walking so will update my other 100 days of productivity challenge then.

Once you see a human skeleton laid out in anatomical position as a teeny tiny head on a massive body, it’s hard to see it as anything else.

(This image is from “Hard Evidence: Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology” which is a fantastic book. It’s like if “Forensic Files” had a book form that was more accurate and less watered down than the show. Each chapter in the book is about a different case.)

anonymous asked:

hey brontë! i was wondering what your stance is on saying "homosexual" in an academic setting instead of saying gay? i've encountered a lot of people saying it in my classes to sound smarter or more formal in discussion, but bc of where i grew up i'm really wary of people using distancing or scientific words to describe lgbt people? i don't know if what i'm feeling has any kind of logical basis. am i overreacting on this? any tips for feeling more comfortable talking abt lgbt issues in class?

I think it depends on the context. I’ve used it in essays before, but only when I was specifically referring to it behind used as an identifier historically - in the situation you’re talking about, I don’t think it’s acceptable at all, though the people in your class may not be aware of its harmful implications.

If it helps you to respond at all, the term ‘homosexual’ was coined by Richard von Krafft-Ebing in 1886 in a book called Psychopathia Sexualis: eine Klinisch-Forensische Studie (Sexual Psychopathy: A Clinical-Forensic Study), in which homosexuality was used to describe what he considered to be a mental disease. It has almost never been the term of choice for gay people - in London in the late 19th century, for instance, many people who we would now call LGBT used a form of slang called Polari, in which the term for a gay man was “omi-palone” and the term for a lesbian was “palone-omi”, and the use of the term “gay” to refer to people who experience attraction to the same gender also began around this time. This is a really good article!!

I think you’re well within your right to speak up about this. You could mention the roots of the word, or the fact that it’s on GLAAD’s list of offensive terms, or the fact that clinical does not necessarily equate to more academically acceptable - there are plenty of books by very well respected academics that use the term “gay” in the title. To name just a few that I own:

  • Gay and After: Gender, Culture and Consumption by Alan Sinfield
  • The Gay Canon by Robert Drake
  • A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition by Gregory Woods
  • Closet Writing/Gay Reading: The Case of Melville’s Pierre by James Creech
  • Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David R Carter 
  • Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context by John Dececco

I really hope this helps and gives you some support for the next time this issue comes up in class, but also remember that even if it weren’t for all of this, your feelings matter in and of themselves - your discomfort should be enough for people to be respectful. If I can do any more to help, please let me know!! 💕