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Speeding Up DNA Analysis

February 6, 2014

New rapid DNA profiling technologies are emerging to help address agencies' challenges. One system, for example, automates DNA profiling from a simple cheek swab, generating results in about 90 minutes.

Laser Light Introduces Forensic Laser Tool

May 31, 2013
Laser Light Solutions has introduced the BriteBeam 8708G4 dual wavelength forensic system for the most demanding forensic applications.

Centice Upgrades Mobile Narcotics Identification System

February 21, 2013
The portable MFL-3000 enables narcotic squads and drug task forces to quickly and easily perform drug identification in the field without destroying evidence. The portable device uses Centice's Raman Spectroscopy technology to create a spectral fingerprint of the substance.

Dorner's License Found In Burned Cabin

February 13, 2013
Authorities recovered a charred body from the burned cabin believed to be the final hideout of Chris Dorner, as well as several personal items belonging to the fugitive ex-LAPD cop.

NYPD Sought Cellphones for Video of Times Square Shooting

August 24, 2012
Dozens of bystanders grabbed their cellphones and hit the record button as a knife-wielding man skipped backward through Times Square on Aug. 11. Some witnesses, holding their cellphones above their heads to capture the action, ran alongside police officers as they pursued the man down Seventh Avenue with guns drawn.

Reprorubber Lift It

March 25, 2010
This self-curing casting system is an excellent medium for making casts of fingerprints, tool marks, shell casings, bite marks, and other forensic evidence. The system comes with an applicator gun and six tubes of casting material.

Aerosol Fingerprint Powder

March 25, 2010
Safariland's Lightning Powder is now available in a convenient aerosol spray. Lightning Spray Aerosol Fingerprint Powder, from the Forensics Source product line, provides a controlled, consistent application of powder to the suspected print area.

Firearms Forensics

February 11, 2010

I realized that even without the murder weapon, the prosecution still had an immense amount of significant ballistic physical evidence linking Abeyta to the murder. And thanks to good forensic work and the invaluable NIBIN database that tracks images of ballistics evidence, it was enough to convict him.

Boise PD Crime Lab

December 4, 2009

The Boise Police Crime Lab applies scientific laboratory testing procedures to the analysis of physical crime fingerprint evidence for the purpose of comparison or identification. Evidence seized at crime scenes is routed to the crime lab for the development of fingerprints by the use of various powders, chemicals and other treatment methods. Video via Boise PD.

N.M. Police ID 11 of 12 Bodies Found In Mass Grave

November 19, 2009
Albuquerque police have identified the 11th of 12 victims found in a makeshift grave in February, a 15-year-old runaway last seen in the Denver area in 2004, 9news.com reports.

Forensic Scientists Link Suspect's DNA to Dallas Rape in 'Shotgun Bandit' Trial

October 15, 2009
The prosecution introduced two forensic scientists who testified about DNA they said linked Ledbetter to the 2006 rape in Far North Dallas. Defense attorneys attempted to undermine the scientific evidence, asking if another lab might have come up with a different conclusion.

Phoenix Crime Scene Unit Now Accredited

September 24, 2009
Phoenix became the only municipal police department in the country - and one of nine agencies in the world - to have its mobile crime-scene specialists accredited by the same agency that lends credibility to crime labs. The hope is that the designation will help the department maintain consistent investigative standards in an era of rising public interest.

Prosecutor Calls for Investigation into Detroit PD's Handling of Rape Kits

September 22, 2009
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy wants an independent investigation into what she says may be thousands of kits holding evidence of possible sexual assaults that were found in a Detroit Police Department evidence storage facility.

Call For Forensics Overhaul Linked To "CSI" Effect

February 19, 2009
Millions of people watch CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation every week. But forensic evidence isn't nearly as ironclad as it appears on television. In fact, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's crime labs need a total overhaul.

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.

Blood from Mosquito Traps Finnish Suspect

December 22, 2008
Police in Finland believe they have caught a car-thief thanks to a DNA sample taken from a sample of his blood found inside a mosquito.

Just a Touch: Using Touch DNA Evidence

December 1, 2008

Amazing. This unknown suspect left behind enough DNA from just briefly touching the sides of the victim's underwear to provide a statistically significant partial DNA profile.

L.A. County Sheriff's Officials Acknowledge that Genetic Evidence in 5,635 Rape Cases May be Untested

November 13, 2008

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, under pressure from county supervisors and watchdog groups to account for its handling of DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, acknowledged Wednesday it did not know whether genetic evidence from more than 5,600 rape cases had been examined.

New Book Details How to Retrieve Forensic Data from an iPhone

October 8, 2008
"Phone Forensics," Jonathan Zdziarsk supplies the knowledge necessary to conduct complete and highly specialized forensic analysis of the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch. Intended for lawful forensic examination of devices by corporate security officers, law enforcement personnel, and private forensic examiners.

Brits Develop Method for Lifting Prints from Wiped Cartridge Casings

September 5, 2008
Authorities in Britain and the United States used the method to re-open three cold cases, including a U.S. double murder that police are now optimistic of solving, said John Bond, the physicist who developed the technique. 
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