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Search Result: Evidence Collection

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XCAT Narcotics, Explosives and Gunshot Residue Detection System

August 21, 2014
Sample suspects at the scene for GSR, test trace samples of narcotics, swab for explosives – all with one system.

12 Tips From Homicide Detectives

December 23, 2013

I work with some highly recognized homicide detectives who have provided tips that could help detectives and patrol officers alike. The following bits of wisdom apply to all investigations, regardless of the nature of the crime or who is investigating.

Prime Forensics Launches Scene Processing App

August 28, 2013
CSI Connect provides officers with interactive tools for crime scene processing and evidence collection on Apple and Android devices.

Using a Photo's Meta Data To Find a Location

May 10, 2013
Within most digital pictures, cameras store meta data called EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) within the header of the file. This data can give you major clues about the origin of the photo.

FBI's Evidence Response Teams

May 8, 2013
The FBI special agents who spearhead regional Evidence Response Team (ERT) units work closely with mostly non-sworn evidence collection professionals to process some of the nation's most challenging crime scenes, including the Boston Marathon bombing.

Handling Cell Phones and Their Digital Evidence

April 18, 2013
Cell phones can provide investigators with a call history, text messages. and contact lists. They can also provide us with other valuable data that's sometimes overlooked.

Electronic Evidence Management

February 22, 2013

Managing evidence is one of law enforcement's most critical tasks. Automating evidence management enables property room personnel to know where their evidence is and why.

Evidence Collection and Storage

February 19, 2013

To solve crimes and prosecute offenders, you need all of the facts, including what can be gleaned from all related evidence. That may include DNA, bullet casings, computer files, and video. You also might need to keep all of this around for a while in good condition for future trials. This collection of tools will enhance your ability to obtain and secure crime scene evidence. Read our feature, "Electronic Evidence Management," for in-depth coverage. Photos courtesy of vendors.

Saelig Introduces Lightweight Forensic USB Pouch

October 7, 2012
Saelig has introduced a shielded forensic pouch (Model No. SFP1215W) that enables hands-on manipulation of wireless devices in an RF-tight environment so internal data is not compromised.

Are You Dealing With A Super Genius?

August 24, 2012
An ABA Journal story recalled the rewards that can come from perusing others' scribblings. About the only thing these mental mavericks lack is a prognostication on how long a sentence they'll get for the sentences they write.

Police Product Test: Benchmade Interdiction Kits

August 23, 2012

The Benchmade Interdiction Kit is one outstanding tool in the fight to stem the flow of drugs in the United States. By using the included aluminum probes, interdiction officers can safely inspect suspicious packages, stacked cargo, seat upholstery, and suspicious areas within vehicles and structures.

Bode Technology Launches Same-Day DNA Service for LE

July 6, 2012
Bode's Same-Day DNA Service provides forensic DNA analysis and a court-ready report the same day that the forensic evidence is received at the laboratory, according to the company.

Exigent Entry

July 7, 2011

Warrantless entries are limited to those authorized by consent, probation or parole search conditions, or "exigent circumstances" involving some sort of emergency requiring immediate action. One category of exigency that may justify warrantless entry is the need to prevent the imminent destruction of evidence.

Police Diver Retrieves Evidence, Vehicles From Rivers and Bayous

June 20, 2011

In addition to his patrol duties, Officer Mark Michaud heads up his agency's dive team, which finds and retrieves stolen vehicles and other evidence. He also trains and assists other agencies in water survival and rescues.

Evidence Collection Tools

May 24, 2011

These seven companies provide the tools that ease the burden of evidence collection at crime scenes.

Supreme Court Sides With Police on Evidence-Destruction Case

May 16, 2011
A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down Monday gives law enforcement officers the right to forcibly enter a residence if they suspect evidence is being destroyed after they have announced their presence.

Evidence Drying Cabinets

September 18, 2009
Misonix's Evidence Drying Cabinets prevent decomposition of evidence and protect users from exposure to unknown substances. Filtered air passes through the cabinet, drying the wet evidence. Potential bacteria, viruses, and odors are removed by HEPA and carbon filtration before clean air is returned to the room.

Turn Their Gadgets Against Them

February 1, 2009

"I love Facebook!" came the shout from the cubicle next to mine. One of my fellow detectives here at the Boulder (Colo.) Police Department—through a simple Internet search—had just discovered the identity of a sex assault suspect.

TriggerPro ID Swab

February 1, 2009
Relative newcomer Forensic ID has developed the easy-to-use TriggerPro ID swab. It allows street officers to effectively gather “touch” DNA from firearms used in crimes at the scene. The swab is engineered with a tip designed to conveniently and effectively collect DNA specimens from handguns, regardless of environmental conditions.

Instant Film Camera and Film

January 1, 2009
Fujifilm U.S.A. is introducing its popular Instax 200 Instant Film Camera and Instant Color Film to the United States. With its automatically adjusting flash, high-resolution retracting lens, and a big, clear viewfinder, the Fujifilm Instax 200 captures and delivers vivid, high-quality prints in an instant.
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