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Analyzing DNA Blueprints

February 27, 2015

Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot does much more than reveal an unknown subject's hair color and eye color. It can also be used to determine a subject's ancestry in detail.

DNA Technology Cracks 1981 Cold Case in Minnesota

February 3, 2015
Law enforcement officials are still not sure how the body of 17-year-old Carolyn Lee Andrew ended up in a shallow grave in Duluth's Twin Ponds in 1981. But thanks to DNA technology, nearly 34 years later, authorities believe they've finally determined the identity of her killer.

Missing 4-Year-old Boy

January 30, 2015

It's 03:50 in the morning when dispatch advises you to respond to a remotely located residence in reference to a missing 4-year-old boy. The mother had gotten up to go to the bathroom and noticed her son was not in his room and the front door was unlocked and open. She immediately called the police.

FBI Updates DNA Quality Assurance Standards to Now Include Rapid DNA Analysis

January 17, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has updated its DNA databasing standards to include an Addendum to the Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories performing Rapid DNA analysis and Modified Rapid DNA Analysis Using a Rapid DNA Instrument.

Faro Launches Innovative, User-Friendly Handheld 3D Laser Scanner

January 7, 2015
Faro Technologies, Inc., known for its 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the release of the new Faro Freestyle3D Handheld Laser Scanner, an intuitive device for use in law enforcement.

Judge OKs Fake Social Media Profiles for Police Investigations

December 29, 2014
A federal judge has ruled that law enforcement can create fake social network profiles in order to search through a suspect's account.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigative Unit Wins Award

November 12, 2014
An innovative, highly-coordinated approach to stem rural crime throughout the state of Missouri has earned the Missouri State Highway Patrol Rural Crimes Investigative Unit (RCIU) the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation.

Investigating Self-Defense Homicides

November 7, 2014

Contemporary laws pertaining to self-defense such as "Stand Your Ground" and the "Castle Doctrine" represent significant changes to the civil rights of Americans when it comes to defending themselves and others with deadly force. As a result, we have seen extraordinary changes in our criminal justice system. However, such laws are not without their controversy.

Smartphone Case Management App

October 29, 2014

For any incident you likely use different methods to record interviews, take notes, transcribe them, write reports, take pictures and video, and then upload everything to your agency's server. QueTel's Mobile Traq lets you do all this via an app on the smartphone you already use.

Inside the Mind of a Cold Case Detective

October 21, 2014

The first thing a good investigator, especially a cold case investigator, needs to know is that you can't base your conclusions on past experiences because those experiences are not foolproof. The only way to solve a decades-old murder is through hard work.

CrimePad

October 17, 2014
CrimePad: The Future of Criminal Investigations. IACP Booth #1069

Homicide Suspect Located Using Vigilant Solutions Historical LPR Data

October 16, 2014
Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department used its historical license plate reader (LPR) data, available exclusively to law enforcement through Vigilant's LEARN online analytic suite, to locate and apprehend a suspect in a homicide.

Cellebrite Releases UFED 4.0

October 2, 2014
Cellebrite, developer and provider of mobile data forensic solutions, has released the latest version of its award-winning mobile forensics tool -- UFED 4.0. The new version introduces new, time-saving workflow capabilities, including language translation, automated data carving, image capturing, and more.

Newest Androids to Offer Default Encryption, Blocking Police Searches

September 19, 2014
The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data typically kept on smartphones.

Apple to No Longer Unlock Most Devices for Police

September 18, 2014
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant.

TraX CDR Mapping

July 24, 2014
TraX is the most accurate CDR mapping tool available.

Trax from Zetx: Visual Analysis

July 17, 2014

Have you ever had to sift through spreadsheets of data looking for that needle in a haystack that will help solve your case? Trax software from Zetx recognizes cell phone data in any format from any provider and uses it to map the cell towers, create visuals of call information, highlight callers' habits, and even autofill search warrants. And it's simple enough that any officer can use it. 

Officials: New DV Protocols in Texas Lead to More Cases

May 27, 2014
New domestic violence protocol for investigating strangulation cases in Austin, Texas has lead to rise in the number of charges and higher quality cases.

Wisconsin Law Would Mandate Outside Investigations for Officer-Involved Deaths

April 21, 2014
Wisconsin lawmakers want outside agencies to lead investigations when deadly force is used by officers. The governor has signaled he will sign the bill soon, making it law.

Investigating Identity Theft and Car Rental

October 2, 2013

Loyalty rewards programs offered by certain rental car companies are designed with convenience in mind—in one case, all too convenient for a car thief. By using fake credit cards and stolen drivers' licenses, a woman in Orange County, Calif., engineered the theft of 42 rental vehicles in 2012 from a major rental car company.

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