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Search Result: Forensic Evidence

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Omnivore Forensic Video Acquisition Field Kit

June 26, 2014
The Omnivore Field Kit provides you the ability to capture video directly from the machine that recorded the video.

Burned-Out Truck Linked to Fugitive Ex-Cop

February 7, 2013
Officers searching for an ex-LAPD cop wanted for three murders moved their search to the Big Bear area after locating a burning pickup truck they have linked to Christopher Dorner.

German Cops Use Ear Prints To Catch Serial Burglar

May 1, 2012
Police in Germany have linked a Macedonian man to 96 burglaries using fingerprints, DNA evidence, and ear prints.

Cigarette Butt DNA Helps Close 30-Year-Old Maine Murder Case

December 8, 2011
Mercier, of Industry, Maine, was charged with murder on Sept. 28 in the July 5, 1980, death of Rita St. Peter and pleaded not guilty.

Maryland State Police Crime Lab Gains International Certification

August 15, 2011
In 2010, the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory received evidence from 19,000 criminal cases to process in the forensic fields of biology, toxicology, trace evidence, latent print/impressions, drug analysis, and firearms/tool marks.

DNA Evidence: What Patrol Officers Need to Know

February 3, 2011

The advent of DNA analysis has revolutionized criminal investigations, and new techniques continue to improve the ways in which it can be used.

L.A. County Sends Backlog of 4,763 Rape Kits Out for Testing

October 18, 2010
The department still needs to test and process the kits, which should be done by the stated goal of June 2011.

ClearID

October 6, 2010
ClearID v2.0 Workflow consists of more than 20 image clarification filters and a tabbed work-flow interface that guides you through the image clarification process and automated scripts. Integrated color preview windows and slider bars help you find the optimal settings for clarifying your image evidence.

Detecting the Origin of Gunshots

July 29, 2010
Gunshot detection is possible with the system that involves the installation of small auditory sensors—16 per square mile—in areas where gunfire is more common.

Blood Secrets: Crime Scenes

April 29, 2010

Author Rod Englert helped pioneer blood spatter analysis in criminal investigations. He explains how in "Blood Secrets." While a police officer, he spent years studying and testing how blood behaves. Now his research is frequently used to solve cases, from puzzling murders in small towns to high-profile celebrity trials. The author spoke with POLICE about his inspiration and the importance of first responders preserving blood spatter at a crime scene so it can be analyzed as evidence.

Texas Sheriff's Department Deploys Leica Geosystems 3-D Laser Scanner

April 8, 2010
Citing its ability to enhance criminal prosecutions while reducing investigation time, Bexar County Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz introduced his agency's new Leica Geosystems ScanStation C10 to an audience that included local law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney's office.

Texas Agency Deploys Leica 3-D Laser Scanner for Crime Scene Investigation

February 9, 2010
Citing its ability to enhance criminal prosecutions while reducing investigation time, Bexar County Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz introduced his agency's new Leica Geosystems ScanStation C10.

How To Photograph Injuries

October 29, 2009

Good photographs documenting physical injuries start even before the camera is out of the bag, because you need to have the proper mindset. These photos aren't just for police departments. They'll be viewed by the prosecutor, defense attorney, judge and, most importantly, the jury will scrutinize your work. Good composition, proper exposure and attention to detail speak volumes about your skill and dedication. Sloppy, out-of-focus images give the impression of incompetence.

Delaying, Delayed, and Good Ol’ Hamstrung Justice

October 6, 2009
As I like to bitch and gripe at the lack of novel approaches in the justice system, I should at least look at some when they do pop up. A couple of novel ideas were brought to my attention during the last couple of weeks, so I figured I'd share them herein.

Leica 3-D Laser-Scan Data Provides Forensic Evidence At Murder Trial

September 16, 2009
The device was used to recreate a 3-D model image of the crime scene. A Georgia crime-scene investigator provided testimony using the visual model to show how the homicide could have occurred.

Moving Pictures

November 1, 2002

While all components of crime scene investigation are important, visual documentation stands out as the most effective tool for describing and recreating a crime scene.

New Technology Draws a Bead on Gunfire

July 1, 2000
The ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system, from Trilon Technology, working in harmony with the Communicator, a high-speed notification system, from Dialogic Communications Corporation, is helping officers pinpoint — precisely — where guns are being fired.

Battles on the Homefront

March 1, 1996

Twenty years ago, typical domestic violence calls were brushed off as trivial disputes to be settled behind closed doors. Police would either admonish the couple to stop fighting or try to mediate their dispute. By the late 1980s, however, states began to treat domestic violence as a crime rather than a private affair.

Picture Perfect in the Eyes of the Court

February 1, 1996

If you're lucky enough to have an eye­witness to a crime, and your investigation leads to a possible perpetrator, getting a photo ID is often the next logical step. As with everything else you do, there's the wrong way and the court's way.

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