Archive for February, 2010

What Influences Forensic Science?

What Influences Forensic Science? The ebb and flow of forensic science is influenced by several variables: politics, policy, technology, and culture just to name a few. While these variables act independently, each as a cog in the machine, they interrelate as well. Politics has a tremendous influence on forensic science in that the legislature of […]

The Media is a Serious Influential Variable

The terrible earthquake that devastated Haiti could be felt around the world. This was possible because of the media. The prior socioeconomic problems that plagued the poor country of Haiti exacerbated the consequences from the disaster and rippled through every facet of the county’s fragile structural and nonstructural infrastructure. The media was there, and we […]

CHEA Award

Capella University is the first online university to receive The Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. Capella is one of only four institutions in the U.S. that will be recognized with this award in 2010.

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Dr. Steven Barthelmeus
Program Chair,
Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics program, Capella University
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Dr. Shelly Gill
Adjunct Instructor, Capella University
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Dr. Joseph Pascarella
Core Faculty Member, Capella University
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Dr. Jeffrey Rush
Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Dept. of Public Management and Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University
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Dr. Michael Kemp
Chair, Emergency Management, Capella University
Melissa Beasley
Captain, Florence Alabama Police Department
Darryl Jones
Capella University Learner and Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Dr. Laura Pettler
Investigator for Prosecutorial District Twenty A of North Carolina
Mark Rubin
Capella University Learner
Mark S. Warnick
Capella University Learner, Retired Asst. Fire Chief


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