PODCAST: The Reality of Crime Scene Investigation with Heidi Sievers, PhD, MSFS, CCSI | THE INTERVIEW ROOM | Episode 026

The Reality of Crime Scene Investigation with Heidi Sievers, PhD, MSFS, CCSI | THE INTERVIEW ROOM | Episode 026


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Meet this Weeks Guest: Heidi Sievers

Heidi Sievers

This week’s guest is Heidi Sievers. Heidi was a former Forensic Investigator Human Remains Detection Canine Handler. She has assisted both local and federal authorities on criminal investigations including crime scenes and locating human remains. She holds a PhD in Criminal Justice, Master’s Degrees in Forensic Science and Critical Incident Management, and is an internationally Certified Crime Scene Investigator (CCSI). Heidi is currently a Crime Scene Technology and Criminal Justice Professor. Her collegiate research was based on forensic investigator’s perceptions and experiences of stress compartmentalized as burnout and traumatization. 

Show Notes from This Episode

The Interview Room releases weekly. In here, I interview leaders from all walks of life highlighting strong and meaningful conversations that provide insight, guidance, and encouragement for the listener. 

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In this episode, I sit down with Heidi Sievers:

  • Heidi recalls entertaining stories of accidentally bringing a knife to an airport and a harrowing story of a K-9 bitten by a poisonous snake. 
  • We talk about the reality of Forensic Investigations, common misunderstandings of Forensic investigations and the CSI effect. 
  • Heidi provides a great overview of the development of Forensic Science. 
  • Finally, Heidi walks us through her Doctoral Dissertation which concentrates on burnout and traumatization within Forensic Investigators. The findings are very interesting and help to support the need for support in our lives and cultivating a feeling of accomplishment. 

HOW TO CONNECT with Heidi:

  • EMAIL: hsievers@keiseruniversity.edu 

After the episode: 

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