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Examining the Evidence Against Steven Avery: A Preliminary Forensic Analysis

By Jennifer Bucholtz

In recent weeks, Americans have become enthralled with the Netflix series, “Making a Murderer.” The 10-part documentary examines the story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, both imprisoned for the murder of Teresa Halbach. As an instructor of forensic sciences, I conducted days of research on the forensic evidence and its relevance and validity to the case.

Careers in Forensics: Investigating Death

By Jennifer Bucholtz

Working as a medico-legal death investigator for a medical examiner or coroner is not for the faint of heart. Not only is it gruesome, but it is physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. However, it is also a career that is rewarding, fascinating, and continuously educational.