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5 Movies Based on True “True Crime” Cases

5 Movies Based on True “True Crime” Cases

If you’re like most movie fans, you can immediately name a few films that made you think twice about going to sleep at night or camping in the woods. Cape Fear, Seven, The Blair Witch Project, Psycho and Rear Window are among the many classics that left a lasting...

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What’s it Like to Have That Job: Notary Public

What’s it Like to Have That Job: Notary Public

Ever wanted to make a career move that would get you one step closer to helping solve cold cases—that doesn't mean becoming a detective? How about becoming a Notary Public?  This job gets you front and center with legal documents that often are crucial in public...

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20 Databases Used in Forensic Science Investigations

20 Databases Used in Forensic Science Investigations

Several government and private organizations, including federal agencies, local and regional law enforcement, and colleges and universities have assembled databases—many of them free or low cost—that can be used by forensic scientists and, in some cases, personal...

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Think Like a Journalist: How to Find Court Documents

Think Like a Journalist: How to Find Court Documents

Searching for details in unsolved cases sometimes takes weird turns. Turning to source documents is by far the best place to search for info—but let’s face it, that can be difficult and confusing where to start. Ally Jarmanning, senior reporter with WBUR focused on...

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How to Write an Effective Advocacy Letter

How to Write an Effective Advocacy Letter

Throughout my career, I have had to write marketing copy, social media ads, press releases, and the like. Whether I was promoting a new product, requesting donations, or announcing a promotion. I've used that skill now to develop a letter template that can be used to...

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