Monica Bennett

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I am a retired high school and college teacher. I have taught forensics, biology, chemistry, ecology, and Earth science.. Long Island has been my home for 60 years.

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New Data on DNA
a year ago
DNA Methylation You do not need a degree in biochemistry to get the gist of forensic DNA. Everyone gets the fact that DNA is unique to each human being, and can be used to connect a perpetrator to a c...
Basic Ballistics
a year ago
Ballistics is a science that encompasses more than you think it does. There are several disciplines including internal ballistics which deals with the actual propulsion of a bullet through a gun, whil...
Bloodstain Patterns
a year ago
Blood is a substance with characteristics you probably don't think about. Tap a blood drop and it's sticky, walk through a blood stain and it's slippery. It is a non-Newtonian fluid and behaves much l...
Serial Killer Myths
a year ago
What is the truth about serial killers? Most of what we think we know is false. Hollywood has infiltrated our thinking on this subject, placing several myths in our minds as "knowledge." Serial killer...
Discovery ID
a year ago
I can't help it. I'm addicted to true crime, but I have been for many years before the current craze set in. I taught forensics for over 20 years. Forensics was my bread and butter because I love it, ...