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Forensics Equipment

Forensics Equipment

These forensics products make working crime scenes easier and more efficient.

July 13, 2018

Civilian CSIs

Civilian CSIs

Law enforcement agencies are finding a blended approach of utilizing civilians as CSIs provides the best of both worlds.

September 5, 2017

Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution

Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution

Helmsing sought and received approval from his superiors to approach local business users of surveillance video and ask them for donations for the Ocean Systems' equipment. "Banks and credit unions are big users of surveillance video so we started with them," Helmsing says.

March 6, 2014

Speeding Up DNA Analysis

Speeding Up DNA Analysis

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.

February 6, 2014

IACP 2013: Both Sides of Today’s Police Products

IACP 2013: Both Sides of Today’s Police Products

There's the stuff that you would expect to see at any law enforcement exposition and there's the stuff that seems to have dropped out of a science fiction movie. And all of it has the potential to be important to what you do in contemporary policing.

December 23, 2013

Firearms Forensics

Firearms Forensics

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.

February 11, 2010

Turn Their Gadgets Against Them

Turn Their Gadgets Against Them

"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.

February 1, 2009

Just a Touch: Using Touch DNA Evidence

Just a Touch: Using Touch DNA Evidence

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.

December 1, 2008

Caught on Tape

Caught on Tape

A video analyst can examine any media containing video footage including analog sources like VHS and 8mm tapes and digital sources like CDs, DVD, digital tapes, and computer hard drives.

September 1, 2008

How To Lift Fingerprints

As the responding patrol officer it’s your job to properly process the crime scene, including locating, printing, collecting, and documenting all fingerprint evidence on scene — not necessarily an easy task.

February 1, 2007

Death Masks

Death Masks

It took the perseverance of Det. Dale Bunten and the skill of forensic sculptor Wesley Neville, a lieutenant at the Florence County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office, to link the remains of a small-framed teenager to missing 14-year-old Tara Exposito.

January 1, 2006

Image Security Guard

Image Security Guard

Lexar’s new LockTight security system helps preserve the chain of evidence for digital photography.

January 1, 2006

How To Investigate Cybercrime

Today and every day, thousands of people worldwide are being victimized by computer crime. That’s why just about every major municipal or county law enforcement agency in the United States now has a new breed of detective: the computer crime or “cybercrime” investigator.

November 1, 2003

Getting a Clue

Getting a Clue

Technological advances in instrumentation and equipment let law enforcement continually rethink what is possible when collecting forensic evidence. Utilizing new products and technologies often allows more evidence to be located, identified, and collected.

May 1, 2002