Forensic Science

The television or movie screen is the closest most people will ever come to witnessing the forensic world. But Jennifer Dornbush actually lived it.

As a daughter of a medical examiner, whose office was in my home, I investigated my first fatality, an airplane crash, when I was 8 years-old. Since that first case I’ve had decades of on-sight experience in death investigation, 360 hours of forensic training through the Forensic Science Academy, and unique kinships with forensic professionals all over the globe.


I now use my forensic experiences to pen crime fiction for film, TV, and novel. I also speak on forensics and crime writing.


Do you love the science behind criminology and crime fiction? Use this page to dig deeper!


Your north star to creating authentic crime dramas!

Forensics finally explained in lay people’s terms. Forensic Speak unlocks the secrets of forensic science for writers and fans alike by taking readers behind the crime tape, lab doors, and into the morgue, to learn how things are really handled. Over 300+ forensic terms. A filmography of 100 film and TV examples and 80 additional resources. This book provides writers direct access to hundred of ways to make their crime writing more authentic.

Used worldwide by film and TV writers, film schools, criminology majors, police detectives, and CSIs.

“I’ve been writing procedurals for over ten years and I’ve read every forensic reference out there, so believe me when I say Forensic Speak is the only one you’ll ever need.”


Writer/Producer, CSI: Miami

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