Not everyone has the time or freedom to trawl the internet for websites that may provide information that could influence the story they are currently working on or thinking about writing in the future, so I thought I’d show you three websites that have a useful article on them (at least one).
The first comes courtesy of DR J.H Byrd who has put together the Forensic Entomology website to educate others with regard to insects found at crime scenes, particularly murders. The information provided will prove useful to crime fiction writers worldwide, especially the Information and Life Cycles pages.
The second website I thought I’d direct you to is NursingFeed (it’s not about breast milk v formula). Here you will find a very useful infographic on the Forensic Science Behind the Bruise Healing Process, which may help when you are trying to describe bruising in your story and how it relates to the time between infliction and description.
The third and final offering for today is from Skeleton Keys website, run by Jen J. Danna – Forensic Crime Writer who has published information about Recent Advances in Fingerprinting. Here she updates us on 4 aspects of fingerprinting that you may be able to introduce in one of your stories.
You can find more information that you may find useful by following the links in the British Police and Crime Directory for Writers and Researchers. You can also check out many more facts about policing in 218 Facts a Writer Needs to Know About the Police.