The Museum Files
In this multi-part series, the Tallahassee Museum presents The Museum Files—lectures in criminal justice, forensics, behavioral profiling, police investigation, myths, legends, and unsolved crimes.
Crime Scene and Forensics Realities
This discussion, provided by Crime Scene Investigator Richard English will surround current practices in crime scene and forensic processing, the realities of the field versus what is portrayed on Television. Topics include latent fingerprints, biological, DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, hair, fibers, footwear/tire impressions, and document evidence.
Richard English MACJ, MSCJ
Richard was born and raised in Akron, Ohio and moved to the Tallahassee Area in 2013. Richard is married to his wife of 32 years, Joanne; they have three children and five grandchildren. Richard currently works as a Crime Scene Investigator for the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office and as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice with Saint Leo University teaching various criminal justice-related courses.
Richard graduated from American Intercontinental University with both an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science. Richard graduated from Boston University with a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, and also graduated from Saint Leo University with a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science. Richard is currently working on his Doctor of Criminal Justice degree from Saint Leo University.
Richard served in the United States Marine Corps working in the areas of photolithography and Nuclear and Biological Chemical Weapons Defense.
Richard’s interests when not working consist of photography, playing drums, studying, and of course spending time with his family.