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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.

Digital Inspection Camera

December 1, 2008
The new RIDGID microEXPLORER Digital Inspection Camera is a powerful, handheld, video inspection system that’s portable enough to be carried anywhere. With its waterproof snaking camera head and cable, this completely digital platform allows you to perform and record detailed visual inspections of hard-to-reach areas.

SIM Analyzer

September 1, 2008
BKForensics has developed another software product to retrieve content and information from SIM cards. SIM Analyzer is designed to help law enforcement professionals acquire last number dialed, abbreviated dialing numbers, active and deleted text messages, and other evidence from cell phones. SIM Analyzer is available in two different versions: standard and pro.

How to Photograph Injuries

September 1, 2007

I've taught forensic photography to police officers for more than 10 years, and I always start my presentations with the notion that good photographs start even before the camera is out of the bag. You have to have the proper mindset because images documenting injuries are some of the most important photos we take.

Xenopus Electronix Forensic Flashlights

July 1, 2006
Xenopus Electronix crime scene and forensic flashlights illuminate evidence through fluorescence. The company offers a single-wavelength model, and some of their products are enabled to change modes between blue and ultraviolet, or white and ultraviolet. Flashlights are available in several ultraviolet wavelengths from 365 to 400nm, as well as in 465nm blue and 520nm green. Rechargeable lanterns that feature high-flux LED emitters provide intense blue or UV for high-output power.

Independent Forensics RSID Semen-Testing Kit

April 1, 2006
Independent Forensics’ Rapid Stain Identification Semen Kit (RSID-Semen) is the first fluid specific test for the presence of semen. The kit is specific for human semenogelin antigens and will not cross-react with the myriad of other human body fluids that can cause false positives. The RSID Semen kit is designed to help crime laboratories correctly identify which samples from rape kits should go forward for DNA analysis.

Spectronic Corporation Maxima ML-3500 UV Lamp

March 1, 2005
Spectronic Corporation’s Maxima ML-3500 long-wave ultraviolet (UV) lamp puts out up to 10 times the normal UV output of conventional UV lamps. It clearly illuminates gasoline, kerosene, benzene, and other arson accelerants, as well as fluorescent wrappings of incendiary devices such as road flares. The new Maxima UV lamp is powerful enough to be used in direct sunlight and comes with a rechargeable battery that operates the unit for up to two hours.

Armor Forensics Laser Scaling Device

March 1, 2005
Armor Forensics’ LSD-1 laser scaling product allows law enforcement professionals to photograph crime scenes without disturbing important evidence or otherwise compromising the scene. Utilizing technology developed by NASA, the LSD-1 uses a fixed dual beam to take scaled photographs of a crime scene.
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