Step inside the ‘crime house’
Brandon Lam’s shadow fills the doorway. A body lays on the floor. The wall behind is splattered with blood. As Brandon moves through the living room, he’s careful to leave fingerprints. Lots of them. Because Brandon isn’t a criminal. He’s the staff member responsible for setting up the crime scenes our students use to learn how to be forensic scientists.
“My job is a bit strange,” admits Brandon. “You probably won’t find many roles like this. It’s completely different every day.”
In 2012, just one year after graduating from forensic science at UTS, Brandon was back. This time, on the opposite side of the bench as a lab assistant.
“It was a bit of a shock, going from student to lab assistant,” he says. “As a student you just go to your classes, and everything’s already there for you, you don’t really see the extent of the work that goes into preparing the labs. It gave me much more appreciation for the people who make things happen here.”
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