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Closing Cases with High-Tech Forensics

Closing Cases with High-Tech Forensics

Tools for digital intelligence analysis, ballistics matching, and crime scene scanning are becoming easier to use and are yielding faster results.

August 3, 2020

CSI: Helping Authors Keep It Real

CSI: Helping Authors Keep It Real

The mission of the Writers' Police Academy is to teach authors about how actual law enforcement officers and crime scene specialists investigate crimes.

September 13, 2019

Jussie Smollett Case: In the Trick Bag
Apple's Double Standard

Apple's Double Standard

No American company should be allowed to foil the lawful work of American police in the name of privacy.

November 1, 2018

Exclusive Police Survey: Body Cameras

Exclusive Police Survey: Body Cameras

Body cameras have become so important in contemporary law enforcement in a very short time that of the readers who responded that they are using them, 81% said they were required to use them by their agency. That puts these devices in the same category as uniforms and radios and duty guns.

September 4, 2018

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

Today's digital investigator must learn how to extract evidence from drones, encrypted portable devices, cryptocurrency trades, and a growing range of appliances and products defined as the Internet of Things (IoT).

July 13, 2018

IACP 2017: Best of Show

IACP 2017: Best of Show

Here's a look at the products that caught our eye at this year's International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show held at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center.

December 4, 2017

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

November 3, 2017

Axon: Public Evidence Submission

Axon: Public Evidence Submission

Axon's new Citizen feature for Evidence.com lets witnesses of crimes and accidents easily provide video and images from crime and accident scenes to law enforcement.

November 2, 2017

Smart Phone Apps: Extra Features

Smart Phone Apps: Extra Features

Today we throw around the term "smartphone" with emphasis on the "phone" part of the word. But our real attention should be paid to the "smart." The processing power of these devices and their capabilities go far beyond cellular telephony. And manufacturers of law enforcement technology products have taken notice.

February 8, 2017

LETS: The Covert Video Phone

LETS: The Covert Video Phone

LETS produces a wide range of cellphone-based covert and overt audio and video capture and GPS tracking tools for law enforcement. The latest LETS product is the Magnum Streaming Video Recording System.

December 8, 2016

MSAB: The Mobile Device Forensics Ecosystem

MSAB: The Mobile Device Forensics Ecosystem

MSAB's ecosystem includes a kiosk for capturing and disseminating data; a desktop or field forensic software tool; and an analysis tool that helps investigators piece together who was using the digital device, when it was used, and for what purpose.

November 8, 2016

Ransomware: Digital Extortion

Ransomware: Digital Extortion

In just the first quarter of this year ransomware attacks extorted more than $200 million from victims, including individuals, businesses, hospitals, government offices, and law enforcement.

September 1, 2016

Police Robots on Land and Sea

Police Robots on Land and Sea

Some of the top police and sheriff's departments in this country have fielded robots for a variety of tasks since the 1990s. But we are now seeing a broad expansion of the types of robot tools available to law enforcement and a reimagining of what they can do.

December 28, 2015

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013

Neighbors peered out of the windows of their trailers hoping she was finally going to leave him. But they quickly learned she wouldn't be allowed to go quietly. She was in her Chevy Cavalier trying to drive off. He was jumping on the hood and raising the devil's own noise.

October 19, 2015