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Forensic Outreach (forensicfix) | 9 comments Hi everyone!

We'd just like to stop by and say "hello." We're very excited to interact with this brilliant group and hope we can engage you in some very intriguing discussions about crime science and security as we read about them in novels we love.

Nice to meet you all.


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Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8951 comments Mod
Welcome!


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Jean Shriver | 16 comments Tried to reply to the person who mentioned Judy Bolton....I LOVED her and never understood why Nancy got all the ink! Also started reading Agatha Christie at about ten and never quit!! Let's hear it for Judy!!!


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Feliks (dzerzhinsky) 'Forensic Outreach'? O_o Is this the latest punk rock band?
:)

Listen, vee haf vays uv makingk you talk. Who are you working for? What is your mission? Confess! Don't make us bring in the badgers..


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Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8951 comments Mod
Jean wrote: "Tried to reply to the person who mentioned Judy Bolton....I LOVED her and never understood why Nancy got all the ink! Also started reading Agatha Christie at about ten and never quit!! Let's hea..."

That's actually in another thread.


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Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8951 comments Mod
Feliks wrote: "'Forensic Outreach'? O_o Is this the latest punk rock band?
:)

Listen, vee haf vays uv makingk you talk. Who are you working for? What is your mission? Confess! Don't make us bring in the badgers.."


Seriously, Feliks? Do you have a serious question or comment here?


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Feliks (dzerzhinsky) Well, I just am curious as to what their username means. 'Forensic Outreach Team'?

Is this someone who works in forensics? Several people? The way they introduced themselves implies they have some kind of technical information to impart. You have to admit its very mysterious and intriguing.


Forensic Outreach (forensicfix) | 9 comments Thanks Nancy :)

Hi Feliks, in fact we are a team from a public engagement organisation known as, you guessed it, Forensic Outreach. We specialise in helping further public understanding of crime and security science - and one of our favourite things to do is discuss the accuracy of these subjects in popular media! So it made sense for us to join this group and contribute where we can. Hope this makes a bit more sense.


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Astrida Apse | 6 comments Jean wrote: "Tried to reply to the person who mentioned Judy Bolton....I LOVED her and never understood why Nancy got all the ink! Also started reading Agatha Christie at about ten and never quit!! Let's hea..."


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Astrida Apse | 6 comments I loved Judy and her interesting friends and her future husband. I felt a part of that family. When we moved to Maine I (stupidly) sold all my copies with the original dust jackets. We should keep what we love


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Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 8951 comments Mod
Astrida wrote: "I loved Judy and her interesting friends and her future husband. I felt a part of that family. When we moved to Maine I (stupidly) sold all my copies with the original dust jackets. We should keep..."

Once again, that's A completely different discussion thread!


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Feliks (dzerzhinsky) ::snicker::

:?D


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Feliks (dzerzhinsky) Nancy, I think you must be one of those highly-efficient, highly-organized individuals, right?

I applaud that. I'm that way as well. If I'm walking along a city street and a piece of litter blows in front of my foot, I typically bend down, grab it, and carry it to the nearest litter-basket.

But I also recognize when I'm fighting a losing battle. One always has to keep in mind that most people just don't grasp the principles of order and tidiness.

You know there's a certain kind of traffic accident which the State Police and the State Dept of Transportation are still at a loss to know how to reduce. It's when there's a vehicle on the shoulder, maybe a car fire or something. Anyway the police are on-scene, firetrucks on-scene. Firetrucks have all their lights flashing, spotlights, police cars with lights twirling. Three hundred feet in advance of the stricken vehicle, flares are set out and a fireman is even out there directing traffic around the area.

Yet --no matter all this preparation--the following calamity inevitably occurs a few times every year--some oncoming motorist seemingly doesn't see any of this hubbub and commotion and plows right into the whole thing. Right through the cones and the flares. Making two accidents instead of one. Authorities have recognized there is ultimately nothing to do about it. They can't say why it keeps happening. But they realize there's just no way to get 100% compliance from humans.


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